JOHN BRAZER expected to get a good job when he left the University of Virginia, but he never expected he’d one day be the world’s happiest 50-year-old guy in a tie. Brazer goes to a park every day. He hobnobs with celebrities
Peter Bourjos does not feel slighted batting ninth. The Phillies outfielder said he likes hitting behind the team’s pitcher. Bourjos, who has struggled through the season’s first month, batted last on Friday night against Cleveland as manager Pete Mackanin slotted his starting pitcher into the No.
If this isn’t the highpoint of the season, this is going to be a better year than anyone anticipated. Twenty-two games into the season, the Phillies sit at 12-10 as they come off a sweep of Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals. They even touched up Jonathan Papelbon en route
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THE STRONGEST argument in favor of everything that you have witnessed over the last month came about 12 minutes into Howie Roseman’s question and answer session on Thursday night. After spending much of the news conference extolling the blue-collar virtues of the man he selected with the No. 2 pick in the draft, the Eagles’ football operations chief made an important point when he noted that a team that finds a long-term solution at quarterback does so for a very long term.
WASHINGTON – Cameron Rupp roared into second base on Thursday evening and pounded his fists. The Phillies finally found a run, breaking a scoreless tie in the ninth inning against one of baseball’s top teams.
WASHINGTON – The catalyst of this Phillies team with its implausible winning record through 21 games grinned as he tugged on his Nikes after Wednesday night’s 3-0 shutout of the imposing Nationals. This mishmash of flawed veterans and inexperienced youth without expectations is sparked by a Rule 5-pick centerfielder who is not supposed to be this polished.
Phillies shut out Nationals, climb over .500