Tag Archives: Philadelphia Phillies

  • Marlon Byrd Somehow Managed to Break His Bat on a Swing-and-Miss (Video)

    Marlon Byrd Somehow Managed to Break His Bat on a Swing-and-Miss (Video)

    Bats break all the time during Major League Baseball games, but not like this. It happened during yesterday afternoon’s NL East showdown between the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies, as the Phils’ Marlon Byrd completely whiffed on a 1-0 pitch from Jonathon Niese, but was still somehow able to send three-quarters of his […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 25th) — Phillie Phanatic

    This Day In Sports History (April 25th) — Phillie Phanatic

    It was on this day in 1978 that the Phillie Phanatic made his first ever appearance as the official mascot of the Philadelphia Phillies. The idea for the Phillie Phanatic was created by Dennis Lehman in 1977, as he felt the team needed to abandon “Philadelphia Phil” and “Philadelphia Phillis”, and replace them with a […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 21st) — Philadelphia Phillies

    This Day In Sports History (October 21st) — Philadelphia Phillies

    It was on this day in 1980 that the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-1 in Game 6 of the World Series.  The win gave Philadelphia their first World Series title in franchise history. The Phillies made it to the World Series by winning the National League East by one game over the […]

  • Watch Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel Spit Out His Dentures (GIF)

    Watch Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel Spit Out His Dentures (GIF)

    Just two years ago, the Philadelphia Phillies were arguably the best team in baseball with the starting pitching equivalent of Murderers Row and a fearsome lineup. There was no way, it was thought, that those guys wouldn’t win the World Series. But they didn’t win the World Series, two years in a row. After that, something […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 29th) — Steve Carlton

    This Day In Sports History (July 29th) — Steve Carlton

    It was on this day in 1989 that the Philadelphia Phillies retired the #32 formerly worn by Steve Carlton.  Carlton spent 15 seasons as a member of the Phillies and joined Richie Ashburn (#1), Jim Bunning (#14), Mike Schmidt (#20) and Robin Roberts (#36) as the only men to have their numbers retired by Philadelphia. […]

  • Got Enough Sunscreen on Your Lips? (Video)

    Got Enough Sunscreen on Your Lips? (Video)

    It’s always sunny in Philadelphia, I’m told.  So if you’re heading out for an afternoon game at Citizen’s Bank Park, you’ll want to be prepared. Wear a hat, bring plenty of water, and apply that sunscreen liberally. Not too liberally, though. Just be sure to apply a nice even coat of SPF 50 or better. […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 6/2/2013 — Domonic Brown

    Stat Line of the Night — 6/2/2013 — Domonic Brown

    The Philadelphia Phillies were looking to snap their three-game losing streak with a victory over the Milwaukee Brewers during the finale of their three-game set on Sunday.  And they would do just that thanks to the hot bat of Domonic Brown. The 25-year-old left fielder has been carrying the Phillies’ offense for nearly a month […]

  • This Day In Sports History (May 23rd) — Tommy Greene

    This Day In Sports History (May 23rd) — Tommy Greene

    It was on this day in 1991 that Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Tommy Greene recorded a no-hitter against the Montreal Expos.  The Phillies would go on to win that game by a score of 2-0. Greene struck out ten batters and walked seven in the game.  At the age of 24, he was beginning to show […]

  • Ben Revere’s Diving Catch is Something to Behold (Video + GIF)

    Ben Revere’s Diving Catch is Something to Behold (Video + GIF)

    Most people will probably say that Ben Revere‘s diving overhead catch to rob Todd Frazier of extra bases during yesterday’s game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Cincinnati Reds is an early candidate for “catch of the year” honors.  I, on the other hand, would suggest that we just give the dude the award now. […]

  • Drunk Phillies Fan Gets Branded with Hot Spatula While Tailgating (Video)

    Drunk Phillies Fan Gets Branded with Hot Spatula While Tailgating (Video)

    Phillies fans are known for being pretty wild, violent, and obnoxious inside the ballpark. However, they do a pretty good job of letting loose outside the ballpark, too. Obviously, I’m talking about their penchant for extreme tailgating. You see, Phillies fans don’t just sit around, drink a few beers and flip some burgers before a […]