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    Record-breaking musicians from the last decade (and the records they broke) Stimulus Check Update: Congress Moves One Step Closer to Another Round of Direct Stimulus Payments The Phillies are among the clubs to have checked in recently on free-agent righty Jake Odorizzi’s asking price, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman tweets. He adds that the Angels have maintained some level of interest in the right-hander throughout free agency as well. There’s still no indication that Odorizzi is in serious talks with any individual team at this point. © Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports Sep 16, 2020; Former Twins starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi (12) throws a pitch against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning at Guaranteed Rate Field.  It’s been a slow winter for Odorizzi, who was reported several weeks ago to be seeking a three-year pact worth around $15M per year. A contract in that range would put the Phillies...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As COVID-19 infection rates drop and vaccinations climb, Philadelphia health officials suggest some restrictions could be lifted later this week. That could mean baseball fans can attend the Phillies’ home opener in April. Officials are reviewing restrictions on crowd sizes set to expire March 1. READ MORE: Police: 15-Year-Old Girl Fighting For Life After Shot In Head In West Philadelphia Double Shooting The Flyers, Phillies and Sixers have all submitted requests and proposals to the city to let fans back at their games, and it looks like that could happen, with some limitations. “I’m looking forward to getting back to normal,” Mayor Jim Kenney said. The mayor says the new normal could be fans at Citizens Bank Park for Phillies Opening Day on April 1. “It’s likely there would be some fans in the stands at the Phillies’ home opener, but how many is gonna depend, not...
    Texas weather: Power grid improves after days of outages cause heat, water and food shortages How you can help Texas winter storm victims The Phillies kicked off spring training with some brutal news for fans. Star catcher J.T. Realmuto recently sustained a small fracture in his right thumb, manager Joe Girardi announced to reporters (Twitter link via MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki). The injury occurred six days ago when catching a bullpen session, tweets Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia. © Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Aug 25, 2020; Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto (10) hits a three-run home run against the Washington Nationals in the third inning at Nationals Park.  Realmuto’s thumb will be immobilized for the next two weeks, and while the Phils are hopeful he’ll be ready for Opening Day, there’s no guarantee that’ll be the case. It’s certainly not the way the team or Realmuto hoped to kick...
    Jared Leto Denies Gifting Margot Robbie a Dead Rat on Set of Suicide Squad: Thats Not True First FEMA Covid-19 mass vaccination sites open in California amid supply shortage Phillies sign Jeff Mathis to minor-league deal The Phillies announced Tuesday that they’ve signed veteran catcher Jeff Mathis to a minor league deal and invited him to Major League Spring Training. The Phils also confirmed previously reported non-roster invites for veterans Neftali Feliz, Brandon Kintzler, Bryan Mitchell, Ivan Nova, Hector Rondon, Michael Ynoa, Ronald Torreyes, Travis Jankowski and Matt Joyce. Mathis a client of Jet Sports Management, would earn $1.8M if he makes the roster, tweets MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. © Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports Mathis, 38 in March, just wrapped up a two-year stint with the Rangers. He didn’t hit well at all in Texas, but the Rangers surely weren’t expecting him to provide anything with the bat, either. Mathis hit .207/.274/.297 in the two prior...
    Inauguration was supposed to bring her parents back from QAnon. Instead theyve gone deeper Biden anxious to see if GOP senators stand up on impeachment vote Phillies, veteran utility man Brad Miller discussing deal The Phillies are in talks with veteran utility man Brad Miller about a contract for the 2021 season, MLB.com’s Jon Morosi reports (via Twitter). If completed, it’d mark Miller’s second stint with the Phillies after spending half the season with them in 2019. © Joe Puetz-USA TODAY Sports Former Cardinals utility man Brad Miller may join the Phillies. A Miller reunion would be an affordable and sensible upgrade for the Phillies’ bench. Manager Joe Girardi said this week that with Didi Gregorius now officially back in the fold, it’s likely that Jean Segura is penciled in for the starting role at second base (Twitter link via Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer). Scott Kingery will...
    Buffalo, Minnesota shooting: After the deadly shooting, health care center says our hearts were broken CDC recommends double or tight-fighting masks; 1 in 3 Americans know someone who died of COVID: Live COVID-19 updates Phillies sign former All-Star OF Matt Joyce to minor league deal The Phillies signed veteran outfielder Matt Joyce to a minor league contract, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski announced to reporters Wednesday (Twitter link via The Athletic’s Matt Gelb). The ACES client will compete for a job in spring training. © Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports Matt Joyce Joyce, 36, had a noticeable dip in power with the Marlins in 2020 but remained a strong on-base threat, as is typical for the 13-year big league veteran. In 148 plate appearances with the Fish, Joyce batted .252/.351/.331 with a pair of homers and four doubles. A career-worst 27.7 percent strikeout rate does create some cause for...
    20,000 pregnant women vaccinated with no red flags, Fauci says; 1 in 3 Americans know someone who died of COVID: Live COVID-19 updates Giuliani pressured Ukraine to investigate Biden family, new transcript reveals Phillies to sign one-time All-Star Brandon Kintzler to minors deal The Phillies have agreed to a minor-league pact with free-agent righty Brandon Kintzler, ESPN’s Jesse Rogers reports (Twitter links). The veteran reliever had a big-league offer to return to the Marlins, Rogers adds, but he opted for a non-guaranteed deal with the Phillies that offers more earning potential if he makes the club: a $3M base salary plus additional incentives. Kintzler is represented by agent Kevin Kohler. © Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Former Marlins relief pitcher Brandon Kintzler has caught on with the Phillies. Based on his track record and the general state of disrepair in which the Phillies’ bullpen resided over the past couple seasons,...
    Lauren Bushnell and Chris Lane’s Whirlwind Romance 5 Signs You’re About To Overpay on That House You Want Phillies, Red Sox interested in utility man Marwin Gonzalez Utilityman Marwin Gonzalez is garnering interest from at least six teams, according to MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand (Twitter link).  The Red Sox have been linked to Gonzalez in recent weeks and continue to be involved in his market, Feinsand writes, while NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Jim Salisbury (via Twitter) reports that the Phillies are also interested in Gonzalez’s services. © Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Marwin Gonzalez is drawing some interest in free agency. Gonzalez has been roughly a league-average hitter over the last seven seasons with the Astros and Twins, with two exceptions — his .907 OPS outburst over 515 plate appearances for Houston’s World Series team in 2017, and his dismal .211/.286/.320 slash line over 199 PA with Minnesota last season. Gonzalez’s hard-contact...
    Kit Keenan Reveals Why Shes Mad About Socialite Label on The Bachelor Nonprofit tied to Amalgamated Bank looks to capture corporate donors through new fund following Capitol Hill riot Phillies sign veteran righties Hector Rondon, David Paulino to minors deals The Phillies announced that right-handers Hector Rondon and David Paulino have been signed to minor league contracts. Both pitchers will receive invites to the team’s big league spring training camp. © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Hector Rondon Rondon hit the open market in October when the Diamondbacks bought out his $4M 2021 club option for $500K. It wasn’t an unexpected decision considering how Rondon struggled in his only season with Arizona, posting a 7.65 ERA over 20 innings with below-average 23.7% strikeout percentage and 12.4K-BB%. Rondon also allowed six homers over his 20 frames of work. This performance was a stark departure from the solid work Rondon delivered...
    A Maryland couple opened their home to a Honduran mother and son. They ended up sharing more than space. Dodger Stadiums COVID-19 vaccination site shut down after protesters gather at entrance Phillies trade former first-rounder Kyle Holder to Reds for cash The Reds are acquiring shortstop Kyle Holder in a trade with the Phillies, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports.  Both teams have officially announced the trade, with cash considerations heading to the Phillies in return.  The move will free up a space on Philadelphia’s 40-man roster, so the Phils’ signing of Didi Gregorius could soon be officially announced. © John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports Kyle Holder was a first-round pick of the Yankees in 2015. The Yankees selected Holder with the 30th overall pick of the 2015 draft, and he proceeded to hit .264/.317/.350 over 1,744 PA in New York’s farm system.  Holder then moved to the Phillies as a selection in...
    Justin Timberlake Is Getting Ready to Release New Music Despite Not “Sleeping” Thanks to Baby No. 2 22 ways to score free gift cards Phillies trade lefty Cole Irvin to Athletics for cash The Athletics are picking up left-hander Cole Irvin in exchange for cash considerations in a deal with the Phillies, reports Jon Heyman of MLB Network. Irvin’s departure will clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Matt Moore, who agreed to terms on a one-year deal earlier this week. Another move will need to be made to accommodate Didi Gregorius’ addition to the roster once his two-year deal is finalized. © Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports Cole Irvin is on the move. Irvin, 27 on Sunday, has picked up 19 MLB appearances (three starts) over the past two seasons. Across 45.2 innings, he has a 6.75 ERA/4.87 SIERA. He doesn’t miss many bats; his 17.2 percent strikeout rate is...
    Celebs who are expecting babies Just How Rich Are President Joe Biden and These Other Big Names? Didi Gregorius, Phillies agree to two-year, $28M deal The Phillies are in agreement on a two-year deal with shortstop Didi Gregorius, reports Jayson Stark of the Athletic. It’s a $28M guarantee, adds The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal. The deal contains deferrals, per Bob Nightengale of USA Today. © Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Didi Gregorius is staying with the Phillies. Gregorius returns to Philadelphia after originally joining the Phils on a one-year deal last winter. That marked a prove-it deal of sorts after Gregorius struggled in 2019, and the veteran shortstop made good on the opportunity. He started 56 of the team’s 60 games at shortstop and hit a strong .284/.339/.488 with 10 home runs over 237 plate appearances. Given how well he performed in 2020, it makes sense the Phillies were happy to keep...
    Five men, one woman identified as victims of deadly workplace gas leak in Georgia AOC rejects Cruz support over Wall Street chaos: You almost had me murdered Phillies sign one-time All-Star lefty Matt Moore to one-year, $3M deal The Phillies have agreed to a major league contract with free-agent left-hander Matt Moore, reports Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia (via Twitter). The Apex Baseball client spent the 2020 season pitching in Japan, where he fared quite well. His deal with the Phillies is pending a physical. © Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports Matt Moore Moore’s deal comes with a $3M base salary and additional incentives, tweets The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal. Moore’s career hasn’t played out the way that anyone expected it to back when he was ranked alongside Bryce Harper and Mike Trout among the game’s top three prospects. Both MLB.com and Baseball Prospectus, in fact, once ranked Moore as...
    Pierce Brosnan Recalls ‘GoldenEye’ Shoot That Produced Pop Art-Inspired ‘Earplugs’ Painting Top places for Americans to retire to in 2021 Phillies to pursue free-agent second baseman? The Phillies addressed their greatest need of the offseason earlier this week when they agreed to re-sign star catcher J.T. Realmuto to a five-year, $115.5M contract. The focus now turns to the middle infield, where the Phillies haven’t found a replacement since shortstop Didi Gregorius became a free agent after last season. Gregorius is still on the open market — clearly the best shortstop option left in the wake of the deals Marcus Semien and Andrelton Simmons agreed to this week — but that doesn’t mean the Phillies will re-sign him. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports In the event the Phillies don’t keep Gregorius, who was effective during what could be his lone season as a Phillie in 2020, they could choose to shift second baseman Jean Segura to...
    Pfizer Follows Moderna in Developing Vaccine Booster Shots for COVID Variants Biden poised to halt fossil fuel leasing on federal land J.T. Realmuto deferring money up front in new contract to help Phillies J.T. Realmuto got a large contract from the Philadelphia Phillies like he wanted, but he is giving the team a break. © Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports The Phillies acquired J.T. Realmuto in a trade with the Marlins before the 2019 season. Realmuto, who was the top free-agent catcher on the market, re-signed with the Phillies for five years at $115.5 million. The deal may not have been for astronomical amounts, but the average annual value is for more than any other catcher in history, beating Joe Mauer’s previous mark. According to reporters, Realmuto is receiving only $10 million in 2021. He is deferring $10 million to 2026 and 2027, when he will receive $5 million each...
    Ga. teachers obituary pleaded for mask wearing; 3 school board officials refused Biden presses Putin on election interference and Navalny arrest in first call Reports: Phillies, J.T. Realmuto agree to five-year, $115.5M deal The Philadelphia Phillies and catcher J.T. Realmuto agreed to a record-setting five-year, $115.5 million deal, multiple outlets reported Tuesday. © Reuters/Gregory Fisher MLB: Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies Once signed, the contract will be the largest ever in terms of annual average value for a catcher at $23.1 million. Joe Mauer earned $23 million a year on average on his eight-year, $184 million deal that ended in 2018 with the Minnesota Twins. Realmuto, 29, was traded to the Phillies before the 2019 by the Miami Marlins and signed a one-year, $10 million extension with the team before the 2020 season. A two-time All-Star and a Gold Glove winner, Realmuto appeared in 47 games last season, hitting...
    14 Buzziest Sundance Movies for Sale in 2021, From Questlove’s ‘Summer of Soul’ to Rebecca Hall’s ‘Passing’ (Photos) Warren Buffett’s 15 Biggest Money Mistakes — and What You Can Learn From Them Phillies, Reds, Blue Jays interested in Andrelton Simmons The Phillies, Reds, and Jays (among others) are those taking a look at Andrelton Simmons, per MLB Insider Jon Heyman (via Twitter).  © Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports The Phillies and Reds are natural fits for the former Angel, given their openings at shortstop. The Blue Jays have notably explored many avenues for improvement. In the case of Simmons, it would mean raising their defensive efficiency in the infield, presumably by installing Simmons at short and letting Bo Bichette slide to third, where he would no doubt be a plus defender.  At present, it would be surprising if the Phillies and Reds aren’t able to nab a shortstop apiece from the group of...
    Portland protests: Heres why theyre gathering DOJ, FBI debate not charging some of the Capitol rioters Braves claim RHP Victor Arano, OF Kyle Garlick off waivers from Phillies The Braves have claimed right-hander Victor Arano and outfielder Kyle Garlick off waivers, the Phillies announced.  Philadelphia recently designated both players for assignment.  The claims fill the final two open spots on Atlanta’s 40-man roster. © Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports Victor Arano is heading to Atlanta. A member of the Phillies organization since August 2014, Arano has a 2.65 ERA, 26.3 K%, and 18.8 K-BB% over 74 2/3 career innings in the big leagues, all from 2017-19 (and mostly in 2018, when Arano tossed 59 1/3 frames).  Unfortunately, elbow surgery sidelined Arano for much of 2019 and kept him from making any MLB appearances in 2020.  If healthy, Arano could certainly be an interesting weapon for the Atlanta bullpen, as he has shown...
    Looking back at the best and worst novelty rap songs Here’s How Much Your Peers Get in Social Security Phillies looking at further bullpen additions Since Dave Dombrowski was named the Phillies’ president of baseball operations, the club has acquired Jose Alvarado from the Rays and signed former D-backs closer Archie Bradley. (Philadelphia also picked up lefty Sam Coonrod in a deal with the Giants.) At today’s press conference to introduce Bradley, Dombrowski made clear that his club is still open to further augmenting the bullpen (YouTube link). © Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports “I think we’ve improved ourselves, but we can continue to work on improving ourselves, too,” said Dombrowski. “I think we’re open-minded to future additions as we continue to talk in this free-agent market. We’ll continue to work on it, but I do think we have significantly improved ourselves.” Neither Dombrowski nor manager Joe Girardi dubbed Bradley the team’s...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies acquired infielder C.J. Chatham from the Boston Red Sox on Monday for a player to be named or cash. Chatham hit .298 with 14 home runs and a .739 OPS in 266 minor league games. He batted .302 with two home runs in 20 games in Tripe-A in 2019. Chatham was selected by the Red Sox in the second round of the 2016 amateur draft. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    The 25 best political comedies The tax benefits of buying a home this year Phillies reportedly offered J.T. Realmuto a five-year deal worth more than $100M The Phillies have made a five-year offer worth “slightly” more than $100M to free-agent catcher J.T. Realmuto, according to Jayson Stark of The Athletic. It’s the second such offer the team has made to Realmuto since last spring, per USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, who adds that there’s “a groundswell of optimism” that Philadelphia will re-sign the two-time All-Star. © Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports Realmuto spent the previous two seasons in Philadelphia, where the ex-Marlin continued his run as the majors’ premier catcher. The 29-year-old Realmuto spent the previous two seasons in Philadelphia, where the ex-Marlin continued his run as the majors’ premier catcher. Realmuto made it known during those two years that he wanted to remain a Phillie for the long haul, so it’s...
    Older Hispanic adults have more vaccine confidence than younger Hispanic adults, according to Kaiser Family Foundation data Sister of Black woman killed by U.S. Capitol Police hopes riot will shed light on troubling case Phillies sign veteran reliever Archie Bradley The Phillies are signing free-agent reliever Archie Bradley, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet tweets. Alden Gonzalez and Jeff Passan of ESPN.com were first to report that Bradley was nearing a deal with a team. Bradley is a client of BBI Sports Group. © Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Archie Bradley Bradley has been on the open market since the Reds non-tendered him Dec. 2 in lieu of paying him a projected $4.3M to $5.7M in arbitration. The move was particularly surprising when combining Bradley’s solid track record with the fact that the Reds acquired him from the Diamondbacks for two players – utilityman Josh VanMeter and young outfielder Stuart Fairchild –...
    Celebs and politicians react to passing of Siegfried & Roy icon 20 Ways To Improve Your Chances of Getting a Job Phillies eyeing reunion with IF Freddy Galvis? Former Phillies infielder Freddy Galvis is among the free-agent options the team is “eyeing” at shortstop, according to Scott Lauber of the Philadelphia Inquirer. © Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports Freddy Galvis Galvis was a Phillie from 2012-17, during which he blended below-average offense with defense that typically received solid grades at both short and second base. The switch-hitting Galvis closed his Phillies tenure as a .245/.287/.372 batter in 2,440 plate appearances, though that production has gotten better since they dealt him to the Padres for right-hander Enyel De Los Santos prior to the 2018 season. Since the Phillies parted with him, Galvis has combined for a more powerful .250/.299/.408 line among the Pads, Blue Jays and Reds over 1,404 PA. In...
    Naomi Osaka Named Louis Vuittons Newest Brand Ambassador — See Her First Campaign! Deferment vs. forbearance: Which is best for your student loan? Phillies interested in bringing back SS Didi Gregorius? The hiring of Dave Dombrowski as the Phillies’ new president of baseball operations brought renewed hope that the team could re-sign J.T. Realmuto, though the Phils still hadn’t made an official offer to Realmuto as of late December. “The Phillies continue to be engaged” in discussions with Realmuto and his representatives, NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Jim Salisbury writes, but the team is also doing the same with another of its high-profile free agents — shortstop Didi Gregorius. © Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Didi Gregorius There hasn’t been much in the way of news about Gregorius this offseason, despite a solid 2020 season that saw him hit .284/.339/.488 with 10 homers over 237 plate appearances for Philadelphia. After accepting a...
    How Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Plan to Use Social Media in the Future How much does a home appraisal cost? It depends on several factors Phillies finalize coaching staff The Philadelphia Phillies announced their finalized coaching staff for the 2021 season today. Just a couple of changes have been made that had not been previously announced. © Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Joe Girardi's coaching staff for 2021 is set. Dave Lundquist will take over as the bullpen coach after previously serving as an assistant pitching coach the past couple seasons. Mike Calitri gets promoted to the Major League coaching staff as the quality assurance coach. Calitri joined the Phillies in December of 2017 as an advance scouting manager after eight years working in the Indians’ organization. Bobby Meacham will also return for a second season as a coaching assistant, adds Scott Lauber of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Caleb Cotham...
    How Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Plan to Use Social Media in the Future Craziest Things That Kill Your Home’s Value Phillies interested in free agent Anibal Sanchez The Phillies are exploring the idea of adding Aníbal Sánchez to the pitching staff, per MLB Insider Jon Morosi (video link). As Morosi notes, Sanchez began his MLB career in 2006 with the Marlins playing for current Phillies manager Joe Girardi. Sanchez also has experience dealing with President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski: Sanchez inked a five-year, $80MM deal just before Christmas in 2012 when Dombrowski was the Tigers’ GM. © Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Sánchez won’t be signing quite such a lucrative deal this time around as he enters his age-37 season. The Nationals chose a $2M opt-out after he struggled to a 6.62 ERA/5.46 FIP across 53 innings in 2020. Sánchez has been counted out before, of course. After three subpar...
    Bridgertons Regé-Jean Page Reacts to Those James Bond Casting Rumors How to save, invest & earn more in 2021 Phillies acquire RHP Sam Coonrod from Giants for prospect Carson Ragsdale The Phillies have acquired right-hander Sam Coonrod from the Giants in exchange for pitching prospect Carson Ragsdale, according to ESPN.com’s Kiley McDaniel and Jeff Passan. © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Sam Coonrod is heading to Philly. Originally a fifth-round pick in the 2014 draft, Coonrod debuted in the big leagues by posting a 3.58 ERA over 27 2/3 innings for the Giants in 2019, but advanced metrics weren’t impressed by his work.  That fortune turned in 2020, as while Coonrod’s advanced numbers improved, his ERA ballooned to 9.82 in 14 2/3 frames.  Overall, Coonrod has a 5.74 ERA, 18.9 K%, 7 K-BB%, and 5.05 SIERA over his brief major league career. Coonrod missed much of the 2018 season due...
    Winter Wonderland! Hilary Duff’s Daughter, More Celeb Kids Playing in Snow 50 money resolutions to make for the new year Phillies acquire LHP Jose Alvarado in three-team trade The Rays, Phillies and Dodgers are in combination on a three-team deal, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (Twitter links). As part of the swap, left-hander Jose Alvarado will go from the Rays to the Phillies, and minor league first baseman Dillon Paulson and a player to be named later or cash considerations will go from the Dodgers to Tampa Bay. The Phils announced that left-hander Garrett Cleavinger has been sent to Los Angeles to complete the Dodgers’ end of the trade. © Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports Jose Alvarado Alvarado is the most well-known name involved, and the southpaw will join a Philadelphia bullpen that posted dire numbers in 2020. At his best during four seasons in Tampa,...
    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle release first podcast episode with special guests reflecting on 2020 Should You Invest in Real Estate With Bitcoin? J.T. Realmuto remains the priority for Phillies under new leadership The market for J.T. Realmuto has moved at a glacial pace. The lone major development came in the form of a four-year deal between Realmuto’s top alternative, James McCann, and one of his top suitors, the Mets. Beyond the Mets, Realmuto has been linked to the Blue Jays, Nationals and Angels — to varying extents. © Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports Will superstar catcher J.T. Realmuto return to the Phillies next season? The incumbent Phillies, of course, remain a fit. MLB Network’s Jon Heyman tweeted Monday night that Realmuto remains “the priority” for the Phils under new president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski and GM Sam Fuld. However, NBC Sports Philadelphia’s John Clark reports Tuesday morning that...
    Celebrity weddings of 2020 Jeff Bezos and 14 Other Wealthy People & Families Chipping In To Fund Education Phillies announce Dave Dombrowski as president of baseball operations The Phillies got their guy. On the hunt for a veteran executive — with a personality big enough to match their sense of urgency — the Philadelphia Phillies coaxed two-time World Series winner Dave Dombrowski to leave his position in Nashville and answer the call. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The news broke Thursday, and on Friday, the organization formally announced Dombrowski as the first president of baseball operations. He signed for four years and $20M, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today (via Twitter). As Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca points out, that’s the most money handed out to a free agent so far this winter. Dombrowski comes heavily decorated. He won the World Series in 1997 with the Marlins and in...
    Dick Allen, the Major League All-Star who overcame racist abuse from fans and teammates to become one of baseball's most feared hitters, died on Monday at 78. The 1964 National League Rookie of the Year and and 1972 American League Most Valuable Player passed away at his home in Wampum, Pennsylvania. His death was announced Monday by his official Twitter, account, although a cause was not disclosed. The Philadelphia Phillies, one of Allen's five MLB clubs, confirmed the news in a statement. 'With sadness in our hearts, we need to share that Dick passed away this afternoon at his home in Wampum,' read a tweet from the Dick Allen Twitter account. Dick Allen (pictured here in 2014), the Major League All-Star who overcame racist abuse from fans and teammates to become one of baseball's most feared hitters, died on Monday at 78 Richard 'Dick' Allen, of the Philadelphia...
    Phillies and White Sox great Dick Allen has passed away. Dick Allen is one of the few players from the 1960s that both older and younger fans hold in high regard. While those who saw him play marveled at his power, younger fans want Allen’s legacy to be remembered due to his impressive stats. Unfortunately, one of the greatest players in the history of both the Philadelphia Phillies and the Chicago White Sox passed away this afternoon. Allen’s official Twitter account confirmed that he passed away at his home in Wampum at the age of 78. Allen leaves behind a career in which he hit .292 with 351 home runs and seven All-Star game nominations. With sadness in our hearts, we need to share that Dick passed away this afternoon at his home in Wampum pic.twitter.com/BEIrcQlfRG — Dick Allen (@DickAllen_15) December 7, 2020 Dick Allen’s numbers should put him in...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — A Philadelphia Phillies legend has died. Dick Allen passed away Monday at his home in Wampum, Pennsylvania. He was 78. No cause of death was given. With sadness in our hearts, we need to share that Dick passed away this afternoon at his home in Wampum pic.twitter.com/BEIrcQlfRG — Dick Allen (@DickAllen_15) December 7, 2020 Allen’s No. 15 was retired by the Phillies in a ceremony in September. It was a long overdue honor for one of the franchise’s greatest players who fought against racism during a tumultuous period with the team in the 1960s. During the ceremony, Allen thanked Phillies managing partner John Middleton, who broke from the team’s longstanding “unwritten” policy of only retiring the number of players who are in the Hall of Fame. “I thank the city of Philadelphia. Even though it was rough, I’ve made some friends along the way,” Allen said. No...
    The Philadelphia Phillies are entering dangerous territory with J.T. Realmuto. If they lose out on him, they have a pretty solid backup option. The Philadelphia Phillies are coming off another campaign of missing out on a postseason berth. Now, they have to set their focus on retaining one particular player in catcher J.T. Realmuto. The tea acquired him from the Miami Marlins back in 2019, and they realized a new contract was hanging in the balance. The organization even received pressure from Bryce Harper, who pleaded publicly for them to re-sign Realmuto this winter. The Phillies did place an $18.6 million qualifying offer on Realmuto, which he expectedly declined, as he’s slated to make north of $20 million on an annual basis. There are plenty of teams that are in need of an everyday catcher who can hit home runs and provide quality defense behind the plate. That will only...
    Covid surge spurs North Dakotas 1st mask mandate, New Mexico, Oregon lockdowns Thousands rally, march in DC to support outgoing President Donald Trump, promote baseless allegations of voter fraud Caleb Cotham clear front-runner to be Phillies pitching coach? Reds assistant pitching coach and director of pitching Caleb Cotham is the leading candidate to take over as the next pitching coach of the Philadelphia Phillies, per Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia. Salisbury names Cotham as the “clear front-runner.” © Kareem Elgazzar-Imagn Content Services, LLC Caleb Cotham is the leading candidate to take over as the next pitching coach of the Philadelphia Phillies. Cotham, 33, pitched for two seasons at the major league level, making his debut for manager Joe Girardi and the New York Yankees in 2015. Girardi likely has significant sway in this hiring decision as the manager of the Phillies, especially since they continue to search for a new...
    You Might Be Surprised by Who Lily Collins Dated Before She Got Engaged 40 Supermarket Buys That Are a Waste of Money Phillies plan to start interviews for front-office openings next week? The future of the Phillies front office has been in flux since general manager Matt Klentak stepped down in the first week of October. Since that time, president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail and interim GM Ned Rice have been leading day-to-day operations, an arrangement that reportedly could continue through the end of next season. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Philadelphia expects to begin interviewing potential candidates next week. However, Philadelphia expects to begin interviewing potential candidates next week, reports Jayson Stark of The Athletic. It seems the Phillies are planning to make a pair of hires: a president of baseball operations to lead the department and a new general manager to serve as that individual’s top lieutenant....
    The 2020 MLB season came and went, and just like that the free agency period has gotten underway. There aren’t megastars on the free-agent list like the last two seasons. Teams looking to upgrade their lineups or pitching staffs won’t need to pay more than $250 million for the top pitchers or upward of $300 million for a top hitter -- like the deals Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg, Anthony Rendon and Bryce Harper received in the last two free agency periods. This year’s crop of free agents includes solid hitters and pitchers who will make a serious impact on teams. It may not be overwhelming, but each of the top free agents can impact wins and losses during the 2021 season. Read below for a list of the top 10 free agents this offseason, the positions they play and their potential destinations. CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE MLB COVERAGE ** 10). HA-SEONG KIMPOSITION:...
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    Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to federal criminal charges related to opioid crisis We tried store-bought pumpkin pies from 5 major grocery stores and Wegmans tasted practically homemade Phillies Zack Wheeler had fingernail resection procedure The Phillies announced Wednesday that righty Zack Wheeler underwent a “right middle fingernail resection procedure” last week. He’s expected to be ready to go in time for spring training. © Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zack Wheeler The minor surgical procedure was performed not only in hopes of repairing a fluky late-season injury in which Wheeler almost lost his middle fingernail completely after catching it on a zipper, but to correct some chronic issues with the nail. NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Corey Seidman notes that Wheeler has had minor issues with that nail dating back to high school. Cracked nails certainly don’t sound like a major issue, of course, but such maladies can...
    The Philadelphia Phillies are watching the postseason from home again, and Tommy John surgery for Rhys Hoskins extends their bad luck into 2021 The Philadelphia Phillies fell short of expectations again this year, finishing below .500 (28-32). General manager Matt Klentak stepped down a few days ago, and now there’s bad news on the injury front. According to Matt Gelb of The Athletic, first baseman Rhys Hoskins underwent Tommy John surgery on his left elbow last Friday and he will be sidelined 4-6 months. Hoskins hit .245/.384/.503 with 10 home runs and 26 RBI over 41 games (185 plate appearances) this season. But he did not play after Sept. 12 as his non-throwing elbow became an issue, as Tommy John surgery surfaced as a possibility. Not being a pitcher and having surgery on his non-throwing elbow are two big factors working in Hoskins’ favor. Six months from now is right...
    Trump reports feeling better, but heres why the next few days are the real test in his COVID-19 battle National Taco Day 2020: Get free tacos, food deals Sunday at Taco Bell, Del Taco, Moes and more Matt Klentak steps down as Phillies GM The Phillies announced that Matt Klentak has stepped down as the team’s general manager. He’ll remain in the organization in another position. Assistant general manager Ned Rice will take over on an interim basis while the club conducts a formal search for Klentak’s replacement. © Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports The Phillies announced that Matt Klentak has stepped down as the team’s general manager. Team President Andy MacPhail, who was instrumental in Klentak’s initial hiring, will remain in that position, Middleton confirmed to reporters (including Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer). MacPhail will be involved in the search for the club’s next GM, the owner added....
    Bryce Harper is calling on Phillies brass to re-sign J.T. Realmuto. Speaking with reporters following an ugly 5-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday that officially put an end to another disappointing Phillies season, Harper gave his two cents regarding pending free-agent catcher Realmuto. “J.T. Realmuto needs to be our catcher next year — plain and simple,” Bryce Harper declared. Harper has been pushing for the Phillies to re-sign Realmuto since spring training and throughout the summer. In the early days of summer camp, Harper sported a Realmuto T-shirt and shouted “Sign him!” after the 29-year-old catcher blasted a home run in an intrasquad game during camp at Citizens Bank Park. And no one could forget when cameras caught Harper making a signing motion as he crossed home plate ahead of Realmuto after one of his early-season home runs. Harper continued his campaign for Realmuto Sunday. Bryce Harper (r.)...
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    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Fans aren’t allowed in the stands this season, but the Philadelphia Phillies are thanking several dozen fans for showing their support during the pandemic. Fans whose cardboard cutouts were hit by home run ballas at Citizens Bank Park this season will receive free tickets to a 2021 game. Those fans will also get back their carboard cutouts signed by the players who hit the homers, as well as a package of promotional items. The Phillies say it’s a way to apologize and thank fans. 48 cutouts were hit by Phillies home run balls at Citizens Bank Park this season. To apologize to (and thank) those fans, the players who hit the homers signed their cutouts to be returned to them! These fans will also get tickets to a 2021 game & a package of promotional items. pic.twitter.com/yih3kTlwqI — Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) September 21, 2020 So far,...
    Rafael Marchan was an extremely unlikely home run hero for the Phillies on Friday. Rafael Marchan played in 210 Minor League games before being called up to the Phillies. In his second appearance for the team, he hit his very first professional home run. When the Phillies called him up on Sept. 13, they certainly weren’t doing so for his bat. He was brought in as extra insurance after an injury to J.T. Realmuto. Philadelphia ended up starting Marchan on Sept. 14 and he logged his first hit in the Majors, but he had an otherwise quiet outing in the 6-2 loss to the Marlins. Friday was quite a bit different. It was a night of firsts in more ways than one. Just before Marchan came to the plate, Mickey Moniak had his first career MLB hit. Philadelphia is 25-25 and looking to sweep the Blue Jays while defending their...
    Not even the strong wind blowing at Citizens Bank Park could stop this Bryce Harper home run Bryce Harper has rediscovered his powerful home run stroke over the past week. The wind, though, and not an opposing pitcher nearly put an end to that on Friday. On a blustery day at Citizens Bank Park, Harper stepped to the plate in the top of the fifth inning against Toronto Blue Jays starter Robbie Ray (the Phillies, despite playing in their home park, were the designated away team in the first game of a doubleheader). Ray, a fellow left-hander, threw a 93-mph fastball on a 1-1 count. Harper didn’t miss it, sending the ball soaring into the Philadelphia twilight sky with an exit velocity of 107 mph. The only question left was, would the wind, blowing strongly in and knocking down balls, allow it to leave the park. It just snuck inside...
    The Philadelphia Phillies added to the misery of New York Mets fans on Thursday evening. There’s less than two weeks remaining in the MLB regular season, and the Philadelphia Phillies hold the seventh seed in the National League. They entered their series earlier this week looking to extend their league over the rival New York Mets. Philadelphia took Game 1 of the slate of games, and New York took the second matchup, but not without losing ace pitcher Jacob deGrom to a hamstring injury. There’s no way things could get any worse for the Mets…but they did. In the bottom of the first inning, the Phillies trailed the Mets 3-0, thanks to a two-RBI double by first baseman Dominic Smith and an RBI single from second baseman Robinson Cano. All the Mets needed was for pitcher Seth Lugo to have a good start. That didn’t happen. Bryce Harper, Didi Gregorius...
    Al Roker and Deborah Roberts Celebrate 25th Wedding Anniversary with Sweet Tributes: I Love You Stock futures are flat after Fed signals no rate hikes until 2023 Phillies place Jake Arrieta on 10-day IL The Phillies announced that they’ve placed right-hander Jake Arrieta (right hamstring strain) and outfielder Kyle Garlick (right oblique strain) on the 10-day injured list. Those moves helped clear space for the promotion of outfielder Mickey Moniak. The Phillies also recalled righty Connor Brogdon. © Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports The Phillies announced that they’ve placed right-hander Jake Arrieta (right hamstring strain) and outfielder Kyle Garlick (right oblique strain) on the 10-day injured list. Arrieta’s injury makes it possible that we’ve seen the last of him in a Phillies uniform, as he’s due to reach free agency after the season. The Phillies signed the former NL Cy Young winner and ex-Cubs star to a three-year, $75M shortly before the 2018 campaign began,...
    Officials praise anti-crime initiative. Some in Kansas City are skeptical. McDonalds Travis Scott Meal proves to be more popular than expected, leading to shortages and upcoming change Phillies sign Jonathan Lucroy, Greg Bird The Phillies have signed catcher Jonathan Lucroy and first baseman Greg Bird to minor league contracts, Matt Gelb of The Athletic tweets. The two will report to the team’s alternate site. © Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports The Phillies have signed catcher Jonathan Lucroy and first baseman Greg Bird to minor league contracts. The Phillies are banged up at catcher and first base, so this is a late effort by the club to add depth as the posteason nears. Philadelphia’s 24-23 and on track for a playoff spot, though starting catcher J.T. Realmuto hasn’t played since Sept. 12 because of hip problems, and first baseman Rhys Hoskins went to the injured list on Monday as a result of a left UCL injury. Lucroy, like...
    How Kenny Ortega assembled a real band for Julie and the Phantoms Volunteers brave wildfires to rescue livestock Phillies to place Rhys Hoskins on 10-day IL The Phillies will place first baseman Rhys Hoskins on the 10-day injured list with a left UCL injury, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. In better news for the club, catcher J.T. Realmuto (hip flexor) will avoid the IL, while right-hander Zack Wheeler (finger) should return to the mound this week. © Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports The Phillies will place first baseman Rhys Hoskins on the 10-day injured list with a left UCL injury. The Hoskins news continues a rough few days for the Phillies, who have dropped three in a row – including a 6-2 defeat to the Marlins on Monday. The 27-year-old Hoskins hasn’t played since Saturday, when he suffered a forearm injury, and it’s unclear whether he’ll be able to take the field again this...
    Bryce Harper finally hit a ball out of the park after enduring a three-week homerless drought. The sound of a home run coming off the bat never sounded so sweet to Bryce Harper. Harper snapped an 18-game home run drought, his longest since 2014, with an opposite-field blast off Miami Marlins starter Jose Urena in the third inning at Marlins Park on Saturday. The home run, measured at 375 feet, gave the Philadelphia Phillies a 5-0 lead and was his eighth home run of the season. BRYCE ???? #RingTheBell pic.twitter.com/DMA5dPuKKs — Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) September 12, 2020 Bryce Harper and the Phillies hope this home run will ignite the high-priced sluggerHe was stuck on seven homers for what must have been a frustrating stretch for one of the premier sluggers in the league. Harper’s last home run came exactly three weeks ago off Robbie Erlin of the Braves on Aug....
    Week in celebrity photos for Sept. 7-11, 2020 Wealthy people think differently than the average Joe. Heres how Phillies designate Neil Walker, select Ronald Torreyes The Phillies announced Friday that they’ve designated veteran infielder Neil Walker for assignment and swapped him out for fellow veteran Ronald Torreyes, whose contract has been selected from their alternate training site. Additionally, southpaw Adam Morgan has been reinstated from the injured list, and righty Ramon Rosso is up as the 29th man for today’s twin bill. © Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Philadelphia Phillies infielder Neil Walker has been designated for assignment. Walker, who turned 35 yesterday, beat out a crowded field to secure a bench spot with the Phillies during summer camp. In addition to Torreyes, the Phils had Josh Harrison, Logan Forsythe, Phil Gosselin and T.J. Rivera on minor-league deals. Walker and Gosselin won backup spots, but Walker struggled to a .231/.244/.308...
    Ant and Christina Anstead Celebrate Son Hudsons 1st Birthday: You Are Our Miracle Baby MTN Ghana Takes Fight Over Market Dominance to Supreme Court Phillies place Jay Bruce, Roman Quinn on IL Prior to this afternoon’s game, the Phillies placed a pair of outfielders on the injured list, as per Todd Zolecki of MLB.com. Jay Bruce, who re-injured his left quad, will go to the 10-day IL, and Roman Quinn will head to the 7-day concussion IL after crashing into the outfield wall last night. © David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Jay Bruce will be missing some time with a quad injury. Meanwhile, outfielder Kyle Garlick and Right-hander Mauricio Llovera were recalled from the Phillies’ alternate training site, replacing the injured Phils on the active roster. ESPN+ Fantasy Tools: Play Like an Expert, Even If You Aren’t SIGN UP NOW Ad ESPN+ Bruce went on the injured list in late August with the...
    Phillies slugger Andrew McCutchen honors MLB legend Jackie Robinson on Friday night after he blasted a huge homer. There will never be another player in Major League Baseball quite like Jackie Robinson. The first African American player in the bigs, Robinson remains a hero to so many players out there to this day. The list includes Philadelphia Phillies slugger Andrew McCutchen. On Friday night, with Philadelphia taking on Atlanta, McCutchen delivered for the Phillies, blasting a clutch home run in the bottom of the third inning. Following that homer, while rocking Robinson’s famous No. 42, McCutchen decided to honor him as well. Cutch honors Jackie. pic.twitter.com/gC4PxoWrgw — MLB (@MLB) August 29, 2020 Andrew McCutchen was one of the many stars to honor Jackie Robinson on FridayAs you can see in the video above, McCutchen went yard, then reached for the Jackie Robinson arm patch on his jersey while crossing home...
    Watch Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Most Unguarded Moment Yet in Their New California Community Tired of broken promises, Sharpton says, as thousands march on nations capital Phillies David Robertson suffers setback, unlikely to pitch this season Just under two weeks ago, rehabbing Phillies right-hander David Robertson was optimistic he’d return to the team’s bullpen sometime in September. That looks far less likely now, though, as Robertson suffered a setback in his recovery from July 2019 Tommy John surgery, according to Matt Breen of The Athletic. © Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports David Robertson underwent Tommy John surgery last summer. With just a month left in the regular season and the Phillies a couple of games out of a wild-card spot, it’s eminently possible Robertson has thrown his final pitch with the team. Robertson has a $12M club option for 2021, but the Phillies are sure to buy him out for $2M,...
    Freddie Freeman congratulating Alec Bohm proves he’s the nicest guy in baseball. It’s not often that rival baseball players are celebrating each other’s home runs, but Atlanta Braves’ Freddie Freeman isn’t just any regular baseball player and we’re totally on board with his personality. Freeman was mic’d up for the team’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday and we caught this gem of an exchange between him and Alec Bohm. https://twitter.com/MLB/status/1297700009522139137?s=20 Freeman jokes with Bohm about having a good story to tell about the home run ball which landed in the water. “That’s a really nice first home run,” Freeman said to Bohm. “It’s a good story too, ‘why is your ball waterlogged?’ Well … because I hit it 450 feet dead center. Really nice.” This kind of behavior is indicative of the personality that Freeman shows on the regular and it’s so refreshing.Watch Alec Bohm’s home run hereB????HM#RingTheBell...
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    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The baseball season has been anything but normal this year amid the coronavirus pandemic. But something hasn’t changed — the enthusiasm and participation of Phillies fans. Going to a Phillies game in 2020 isn’t like it used to be. “If you climb on top of this ladder here, you can actually see straight down and you can see the balls and strikes,” Phandemic Krew founder Brett MacMinn said. If you stand and squint, you can make out some signs of Major League Baseball. The Phandemic Krew has patrolled the center field gate all season since the news of no fans came from MLB. MacMinn says he saw an opportunity 500 feet from home plate. And it continues to grow. “We do have a pretty good core of people out here if not every game, most games,” MacMinn said. Phillies Sweep Mets Behind Zack Wheeler’s Gem Against...
    New York Mets: Ninth Inning Comeback Wasted in 6-5 Walk-Off Loss By: Daniel Marcillo August 14, 2020 PrevPreviousNew York Mets’ Jacob deGrom scratched from start with tight neck ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Mets spent all night searching for a big hit with runners in scoring position. When down to their last out in the top of the ninth against the Philadelphia Phillies, Robinson Cano came through to tie the game. Unfortunately, all it did was extend the contest another half-inning as Bryce Harper walked it off with an RBI single against Seth Lugo in the bottom of the inning. Wilson Ramos’ slowness in all aspects is killing the #Mets — Benjamin Weingarten (@bhweingarten) August 15, 2020 The laziness of Wilson Ramos gave the Phillies a win as Michael Conforto had Roman Quinn out by 10 feet at home plate. Ramos...
    Colorado attorney general investigating whether Aurora polices patterns and practices are unconstitutional Outdoor dining may save restaurants during COVID-19. But are diners at risk from cars plowing into them? Orioles hit go-ahead inside-the-park home run to beat Phillies in extra innings The Baltimore Orioles appeared to be MLB’s worst team entering the 2020 season, but they find themselves with a winning record 25% of the way through this 60-game format. The Orioles improved to 8-7 with a 10-9 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night, and got some assistance from the Phillies’ defense and bullpen in the victory. © Provided by The Comeback Baltimore took an 8-6 lead in the ninth inning after the Phillies were unable to catch a routine pop-up by the pitcher’s mound, resulting in a two-run “single.” “I GOT IT! I GOT IT!” – me to my boss asking if I got the highlight...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The climb up the ladder positioned against a gate outside the Phillies’ ballpark nearly 450 yards away from home plate comes with more than a distant view of baseball. It also comes with a major mandate: “You’re in charge of the air horn,” said Phillies fan Brett MacMinn. Who knew the block party of the summer would be thrown at Phillies games, where baseball’s gatekeepers locked out fans but can’t silence the die-hards who packed their vuvuzelas, air horns and homemade banners and stirred up the staid atmosphere inside Citizens Bank Park? The Phandemic Krew ring those noisemakers like they’re celebrating at the Mummers Parade. Just ask Yankees manager Aaron Boone, who got riled up last week when the growing pack of Phillies fans busted up the silence with a cacophony of honking and cheering. “It’s nice to at least hear something out there, even if they’re...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Didi Gregorius hit a grand slam, Bryce Harper blasted a three-run shot and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 13-8 Monday night, giving Aaron Nola his first win in nearly a year. Nola (1-1) allowed one run, two hits and struck out 10 in eight innings. The ace right-hander was 0-5 in nine starts since his last win at Boston on August 20, 2019. The Phillies had lost Nola’s last nine starts, scoring only 27 runs combined in those games. Roman Quinn, Jean Segura and J.T. Realmuto added solo shots for Philadelphia, which bounced back after getting swept in Sunday’s doubleheader to earn a split of the four-game series. The Phillies jumped on Braves lefty Sean Newcomb (0-2) in the first when Harper drove a 3-1 pitch way out to right-center into Atlanta’s bullpen, setting off air horns and cow bells from fans gathered outside the...
    Georgia school seen in photo of a crowded hallway will briefly move to online learning after reporting 9 cases of Covid-19 Dont eat that sausage and bratwurst in your freezer before you check this USDA health alert Acuna hits 3 home runs in Atlantas doubleheader sweep © APWF Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Spencer Howard walks to the dugout after being pulled during the fifth inning of the second baseball game in a doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) PHILADELPHIA (AP) Ronald Acuna Jr. homered twice and Freddie Freeman also went deep to spoil Spencer Howard's big league debut and lead the Atlanta Braves to a doubleheader sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies with an 8-0 win on Sunday. Acuna also homered in Atlanta's 5-2 victory in the first game. He had four hits in the second game and added his his fourth career...
    YouTube star Jake Pauls home searched by FBI 5 Beloved Fast Food Chains That May Go Bankrupt Next Visiting Phils beat Yankees 11-7 at home to open twin bill © APWF New York Yankees' Kyle Higashioka, bottom, is forced out at first by Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins after a popout by Brett Gardner during the fourth inning of the first baseball game in doubleheader, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) PHILADELPHIA (AP) Playing a road game in their home ballpark, the Philadelphia Phillies came out swinging against the powerful New York Yankees. Bryce Harper and J.T. Realmuto homered to back Zack Wheeler and lead the ''visiting'' Phillies to an 11-7 victory over the Yankees, snapping New York's seven-game winning streak in the opener of a seven-inning doubleheader in Philadelphia on Wednesday. Wheeler (2-0) allowed three runs - two earned - and six hits in...
    It took until after the last minute, but the Miami Marlins finally were cleared to return to the field for a road game Tuesday night against the Baltimore Orioles. The contest, slated for a 7:35 p.m. ET start, was delayed, reportedly with the Marlins awaiting final COVID-19 tests results. Multiple media outlets reported the Marlins were cleared, and tall final tests were taken and came back negative. The scheduled first pitch was pushed back to 8:15 p.m. ET. The Marlins had not taken the field since July 26 after their opening three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies had been completed. A reported 18 players and 21 members of the teams traveling party had tested positive for COVID-19, with some players starting to report virus symptoms during the Phillies series. The Marlins had 10 games postponed, including a four-game home-and-home series against the Orioles from July 27-30. The Orioles had already traveled...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — This was not what Gerrit Cole had in mind for his debut in pinstripes, and yet it was. Cole won his home debut for the New York Yankees, extending his regular-season streak of victories to 19 with a 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night. New York improved to 8-1 for the third time after 1988 and 2003. The major league-best Yankees have won seven straight — the equivalent of a 19-game spurt over a 162-game season. Cole (3-0) allowed six hits, struck out four and walked one on 91 pitches, leaving after a 1-hour, 7-minute rain delay ahead of the seventh. His grunts could be heard in empty Yankee Stadium as easily as Rafael Nadal’s at a grand slam final. Pharewell ???? pic.twitter.com/UGjarqR5Lu — New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 4, 2020 A month shy of his 30th birthday, the right-hander reached 99.3...
    By RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia returned from a weeklong layoff caused by additional coronavirus testing with a matchup against baseball’s hottest pitcher, and Gerrit Cole won his debut in pinstripes for his 19th consecutive regular season victory to lead the New York Yankees over the Phillies 6-3 Monday night. DJ LeMahieu led off the bottom of the first with a home run off Jake Arrieta (0-1), who made his first appearance since surgery last August to remove a bone spur from his right elbow. After Jay Bruce tied the score with a home run off Cole in the third, Brett Gardner led off the bottom half with a drive down the left-field wall for the first over-the-wall, opposite-field home run of his big league career. Aaron Hicks added an RBI double later in the inning for a 3-1 lead, and Gio Urshela blew open...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia returned from a weeklong layoff caused by additional coronavirus testing with a matchup against baseball’s hottest pitcher, and Gerrit Cole won his debut in pinstripes for his 19th consecutive regular season victory to lead the New York Yankees over the Phillies 6-3 Monday night. DJ LeMahieu led off the bottom of the first with a home run off Jake Arrieta (0-1), who made his first appearance since surgery last August to remove a bone spur from his right elbow. After Jay Bruce tied the score with a home run off Cole in the third, Brett Gardner led off the bottom half with a drive down the left-field wall for the first over-the-wall, opposite-field home run of his big league career. Aaron Hicks added an RBI double later in the inning for a 3-1 lead, and Gio Urshela blew open the game with a three-run homer...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia returned from a weeklong layoff caused by additional coronavirus testing with a matchup against baseball’s hottest pitcher, and Gerrit Cole won his debut in pinstripes for his 19th consecutive regular season victory to lead the New York Yankees over the Phillies 6-3 Monday night. DJ LeMahieu led off the bottom of the first with a home run off Jake Arrieta (0-1), who made his first appearance since surgery last August to remove a bone spur from his right elbow. After Jay Bruce tied the score with a home run off Cole in the third, Brett Gardner led off the bottom half with a drive down the left-field wall for the first over-the-wall, opposite-field home run of his big league career. Aaron Hicks added an RBI double later in the inning for a 3-1 lead, and Gio Urshela blew open the game with a three-run homer...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Another powerful offensive showing by the New York Yankees made Gerrit Cole’s inaugural start at Yankee Stadium all the sweeter in the Yankees 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies tonight, putting the team on what’s now a seven game win streak. Cole finished his eagerly anticipated first night in pinstripes with a solid six innings where he allowed five hits, just one run, and four strikeouts. He stays undefeated on the year, earning his third win as a New York Yankee. Although outfielder Aaron Judge wasn’t able to extend his home run streak into a sixth straight game, the Yankees lineup managed three home runs independent of number 99. Still, Judge remained a force at the plate tonight with both a single, double, and scoring a run himself. The Yankees attacked...
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies’ game at the New York Yankees on Tuesday was postponed because of the approach of Tropical Storm Isaisas. With heavy rain forecast, the game was rescheduled as part of a doubleheader Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, where the teams had been scheduled to play single games Wednesday and Thursday. Both games on Wednesday will be scheduled for seven innings, part of a 2020 rule change that started last weekend during a season reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic. The Yankees will be the home team in the opener and the Phillies will be home team in the second game. New York and Philadelphia were supposed to play home-and-home, two-game series last week, but all four games were postponed after a coronavirus outbreak among the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park on July 25. The Yankees-Phillies games were rescheduled for this week, when...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Tuesday night’s game between the Phillies and Yankees in New York has been postponed because of all the rain expected from Tropical Storm Isaias. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park. Tropical Storm Warning Issued As Isaias Expected To Bring Heavy Rain, Flooding & Strong Winds To Region The Yankees will be the home team for the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader, which will begin at 4:04 p.m., and the Phillies will be the home team for the second game. pic.twitter.com/VRwbRUB5vq — Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) August 3, 2020 The second game will start approximately 35 minutes after the conclusion of the first game, according to the Phillies.
    Mexican Man, 33, Dies After Falling Off Border Wall in Arizona The CDC Reports a Major Illness Outbreak in 34 States Tied to This Food Phillies to resume season Monday night against Yankees The Phillies announced this morning that their latest wave of testing again revealed no new positive COVID-19 tests. The team is traveling to New York to play the Yankees in the Bronx Monday night, per the announcement. Jake Arrieta is lined up to face Gerrit Cole in Monday’s series opener, and Aaron Nola is starting Tuesday night’s game, per the team. © Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The Philadelphia Phillies will resume their season Monday against the New York Yankees. It’ll be the first game for the Phillies since last Sunday’s game against the Marlins. The Miami organization housed Major League Baseball’s first team outbreak, prompting the Phillies’ season to be paused as the league conducted additional...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Phillies will return to the field Monday night after being postponed for a week due to coronavirus exposure. The Phillies will head to New York to play the Yankees tonight after reporting no new positive COVID-19 cases for the fourth straight day. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. The Phillies returned to Citizens Bank Park for staggered workouts on Saturday after a coach and clubhouse staff member tested positive for COVID-19 after the Phils’ series with the Miami Marlins, but MLB reportedly believes the tests were false positives. The teams home-and-home series against the New York Yankees last week was rescheduled for precautionary reasons after more than a dozen Miami Marlins players tested positive for the virus following a weekend series against the Phils. The Phillies’ series against the Toronto Blue Jays, originally scheduled to start last Friday, was postponed. It’s unclear when the two...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — For the third day in a row, the Philadelphia Phillies are reporting no new cases of COVID-19 among players and staff members. This comes a day after the Phils’ home-and-home series with the New York Yankees was rescheduled to begin Monday. The Phillies allowed players to return to Citizens Bank Park on Saturday for staggered workouts. While Phillies’ Scheduled To Resume Playing Monday, Some Fans Believe MLB Should Pull Plug On 2020 Season Workouts will continue Sunday as the team prepares to resume its season.
    BALTIMORE — Gleyber Torres dominated the Orioles last year, hitting 13 homers in 18 games. So far, 2020 has been tougher for Torres against Baltimore. The Yankees shortstop went hitless in Wednesday’s win and left Thursday’s 8-6 win at Camden Yards in the fourth inning after he got drilled in the right elbow with a pitch in the first. The Yankees announced that X-rays were negative and Torres suffered a contusion, which is good news for the shortstop, who was replaced by Tyler Wade. Aaron Boone called the injury “day-to-day” and Torres said he decided to get out of the game because the injury was affecting his ability to throw. Gleyber Torres reacts after getting hit in the elbow during the Yankees’ 8-6 win over the Orioles on Thursday night.AP Boone said Tommy Kahnle was unavailable Thursday and the team would provide an update on the right-hander on Friday....
    BALTIMORE —  Another day, another potential schedule change for the Yankees. The Phillies announced Thursday that a coach and home clubhouse attendant tested positive for COVID-19 and they canceled a workout at their home park. The Phillies, who played the Marlins in Philadelphia over the weekend, were scheduled to play the Blue Jays at Citizen Bank Park this weekend. Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo said Thursday those games would not be played. As for the Yankees, they were initially slated to play the Phillies this week before Philadelphia had its season paused. Instead, the Yankees shifted to a two-game series against the Orioles in Baltimore. The Yankees are still scheduled to play their home opener versus the Red Sox on Friday. Aaron Boone was “under the impression” Wednesday the Yankees would then host the Phillies Monday and Tuesday before visiting Philadelphia for a pair of games Wednesday and Thursday,...
    BALTIMORE (AP) — If the New York Yankees must adjust on the fly to a sudden change in the schedule, there’s no team they’d rather face than the Baltimore Orioles. Baseball’s weird season reached another level of strange Wednesday night when New York stepped in for the Miami Marlins and ruined Baltimore’s home opener, hitting three home runs to back right-hander Gerrit Cole in a 9-3 victory. Although the circumstances surrounding this Yankees-Orioles matchup was unusual, the result was not. The Yankees beat their AL East rivals for the 17th straight time since March 31, 2019, and for the 16th successive time at Camden Yards. The Orioles were originally slated to launch the home portion of the abbreviated 60-game schedule against Miami, but the Marlins were ordered to take a hiatus after several players and coaches contracted COVID-19 over the weekend. New York was scheduled to play Philadelphia on Wednesday,...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The Miami Marlins aren’t leaving Philadelphia any time soon.  According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Marlins have “no firm plans” to leave Philadelphia as of Wednesday.  A healthy member of the team is hoping that those not impacted by COVID-19 can return home by Friday, but there has been no acceptance of such an idea. Jordan McPherson, also of the Miami Herald, reported on Wednesday afternoon that the Marlins were still waiting for their coronavirus test results from Tuesday and were tested again that morning. The Marlins are stuck in Philadelphia after the opening series against the Phillies over the weekend. During their stay in the City of Brotherly Love, more than half of the roster contracted COVID-19 while in the visitor’s clubhouse.  Despite learning of three additional positive tests...
    The final game of a two-game series between the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies was postponed on Tuesday as the teams and league awaited the results of COVID-19 tests of Phillies personnel.  The Phillies played a weekend series against the Miami Marlins, a team with an outbreak of the coronavirus.  The Marlins announced on Monday that they were canceling the team's home opener after 12 players and two coaches tested positive for the coronavirus. On Tuesday, four more players tested positive, according to the Atlantic, bringing the total number to 16. Marlins have had four additional players test positive, sources tell The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 28, 2020 The outbreak is raising concerns about whether Major League Baseball will be able to continue and conclude its abbreviated season, which just began on July 23.  “This could put it in danger,” White House Task Force member Dr. Anthony...
    Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez is worried about the coronavirus outbreak, especially after he underwent a heart procedure in September. Martinez said he was “scared” after finding out four players on the Miami Marlins tested positive for the coronavirus, and on Monday ESPN reported that eight more players and two coaches tested positive for the illness. He stressed he is taking extra precautions during this difficult time. MARLINS' HOME OPENER POSTPONED AFTER SEVERAL PLAYERS, COACHES TEST POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS “I’m going to be honest with you, I’m scared. I really am,” Martinez said. “I go from here, home, back here every day, that’s all I do. I wash my hands, I went from 47 times a day to probably 99 times a day. Wear my mask everywhere I go. But there’s always that concern, you know.” Martinez added: “You don’t know, because of my heart condition, what happens to me if...
    Major League Baseball announced that Monday's scheduled game between the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees has been postponed after a coronavirus outbreak was reported among the Phillies' previous opponent, the Miami Marlins. The announcement comes as the less-than-week-old MLB season has already been thrown into disarray as it tries to proceed amid the coronavirus that has gripped the nation. The Marlins on Monday announced they were canceling the team's home opener after 12 players and two coaches tested positive for the coronavirus.  The Marlins were slated to play their home opener Monday night against the Baltimore Orioles after having spent the weekend in Philadelphia for a three-game series against the Phillies. "Tonight’s scheduled games between the Miami Marlins and the Baltimore Orioles at Marlins Park and the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees at Citizen Bank Park have been postponed while Major League Baseball conducts additional COVID-19 testing," Major League Baseball said in a statement. "The members...
    THE Miami Marlins home-opener was canceled Monday after nearly half of the team's roster tested positive for the coronavirus. The COVID-19 outbreak, which has since affected 12 of the team's players and two coaches, may also affect the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees. 6Twelve Marlins players and two coaches have reportedly tested positive for COVID-19Credit: Getty Images - Getty 6Pitcher Jose Urena, who was supposed to start Sunday's game, has reportedly tested positive for the virusCredit: Getty Images - Getty Among the positive cases are pitcher Jose Urena, who was supposed to start Sunday's game, and outfielders Garrett Cooper and Harold Ramirez, according to MLB Network's Jon Heyman. Despite knowing about four positive COVID-19 cases on the team on Sunday, the Marlins still took the field against the Phillies in the first week of Major League Baseball's shortened 2020 season. Infectious disease experts speaking to The...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Monday night’s series opener between the Yankees and Phillies in Philadelphia was canceled Monday morning following the Miami Marlins’ coronavirus outbreak in Philadelphia over the weekend, per multiple reports. During the Phillies’ three-game home-opening series against Miami over the weekend, “at least” 14 members of the Marlins reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. The team is currently quarantined in Philadelphia where they will undergo further testing.  Major League Baseball quickly canceled the Marlins’ home opener originally scheduled for Monday night against the Baltimore Orioles before pulling the plug on the Yankees and Phillies’ meeting.  A new date has not been disclosed as of yet — though a double-header is a logical option considering MLB is trying to fit a 60-game schedule into just 66 days.  More to follow.
    Major League Baseball's plan for a coronavirus-shortened season hit at a snag less than a week after opening day. The Miami Marlins's home opener, which was scheduled for Monday night against the Baltimore Orioles, was canceled shortly after the number of players and coaches who were diagnosed with the virus jumped to 14, according to ESPN. Some of the players who have tested positive played in the team's first three games in Philadelphia against the Phillies. The team remains in Philadelphia even though they had initially planned on traveling back to Florida after Sunday's matinee. Under MLB guidelines for the coronavirus, the players who have received a positive test will be isolated from the team until they have two negative tests at least 24 hours apart, show no symptoms for 72 hours, and receive approval from team doctors. It is unclear if the Phillies will play their Monday night game...
    With the equivalent of half of their game day roster testing positive for the coronavirus, the home opener for the Miami Marlins has been canceled, according to a report. ESPN’s Jeff Passan delivered the news every fan has been dreading, on Monday morning: The Marlins home opener against the Baltimore Orioles tonight has been canceled, sources tell ESPN, as the team remains in Philadelphia and continues to undergo testing. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 27, 2020 The eight new positive cases are in addition to the four positive cases the team already knew they had. The Marlins did play on Sunday, against the Philadelphia Phillies. Close attention will be paid to the Phillies upcoming testing results. This is devastating news for a sport that just restarted their season on Wednesday. Major League Baseball is the only major sports league attempting a restart outside of a “bubble.” The NBA, a bubble...
    Disgraceful: Minnesota pair who wore swastika masks at Walmart banned from stores for at least a year Check your couch cushions: One Chick-fil-A offers free food voucher if you exchange coins Marlins home opener postponed as they deal with virus MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins' home opener Monday night against Baltimore has been postponed as the Marlins deal with a coronavirus outbreak that stranded them in Philadelphia. © Provided by Associated Press Miami Marlins' manager Don Mattingly looks out from the dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola) The Marlins postponed their flight home Sunday night after their series finale against the Phillies. Pitcher Jose Urena was scratched from his scheduled start in Sunday's game, and catcher Jorge Alfaro went on the injured list Friday. No reasons were given for the moves, but...
    Pitcher Jose Urena was one of four players on the Marlins to test positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images 14 members of the Miami Marlins — 12 players and two coaches — have tested positive for COVID-19. The news comes just a day after the Marlins played a game against the Phillies despite having four known cases of COVID-19 on the team. The Marlins' home opener against the Baltimore Orioles has been canceled, and the MLB season could be at risk. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Miami Marlins were aware of four positive cases of COVID-19 in the clubhouse heading into Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. On Monday morning, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan, that number had jumped to 14 cases, with 12 players and two coaches testing positive.—Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 27, 2020  While the Marlins won their game against...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — The Miami Marlins scratched right-hander Jose Urena from his scheduled start Sunday in Philadelphia and delayed their postgame trip home amid concerns about a possible coronavirus outbreak within the team. No reason was given for Urena being scratched in the series finale. Miami manager Don Mattingly said the Marlins decided to wait until Monday to leave Philadelphia, and they plan to arrive in Miami hours before their home opener against Baltimore. The trip might be made while multiple players remain in Philadelphia. “The guys that tested positive are quarantined here in Philly,” Mattingly said. Urena’s scratching came right before the Phillies concluded their 2020 opening series with the Marlins. Now, there is a lot of questions about who was exposed to the virus. MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reported Urena tested positive for COVID-19 and “feels fine.” Marlins starter Jose Urena was scratched for start vs. Phillies today...
    Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies, MLB (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) Bryce Harper hit his first home run of the season vs the Marlins The Phillies high-priced free agent addition’s first season in the City of Brotherly Love didn’t go according to plan, as the team failed to make the postseason in a crowded NL East. Nonetheless, a loaded lineup featuring Rhys Hoskins and JT Realmuto makes the Phillies as competitive as ever, especially when baserunners get on prior to Harper’s spot in the batting order. In Sunday’s contest against the Miami Marlins, Harper ripped his first home run of the season to right field, and it left the yard in record timing. "Thats a MISSILE"
    PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 19: Didi Gregorius #18 of the Philadelphia Phillies bats against the Baltimore Orioles during the summer camp exhibition game at Citizens Bank Park on July 19, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) Step aside Anthony Rizzo, the Phillies have their own sanitizing routine The 2020 MLB season was completely overhauled, like everything else in the world, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, passing COVID-19 testing and following the league’s safety protocols are the only ways the campaign can finish this year. Players are also taking matters into their own hands…literally. On Friday, we saw Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo offer hand sanitizer to opposing base runners. But on Saturday, Didi Gregorius of the Philadelphia Phillies showcased their own hand sanitizing ritual. Got to stay fresh and clean out there on the diamond
    Portand protests: 18 people face federal charges after arrests at courthouse 5 Restaurant Chains That Now Require You to Wear Face Masks Alcantara dazzles as Marlins open season with 5-2 win against Phillies PHILADELPHIA — Sandy Alcantara had to wait almost four extra months for this moment on Friday night. His first opening day start for the Miami Marlins. His chance to show he can be the team’s ace. His opportunity to lead the team back onto the field and start Year 3 of this rebuild that has now morphed into a 60-game sprint for the playoffs after the coronavirus pandemic cut the season by more than 100 games. It came on the road, where the only fans inside stadium were cutouts positioned in seats behind home plate and the occasional piped-in crowd noise provided the only form atmosphere and a minimal one at that. But Alcantara delivered. His...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It wasn’t the storybook opening night the Phillies were hoping for but the four-month wait for baseball is finally over. Echoes of the national anthem signaled for the handful of Phillies fans gripping the stadium gates keeping them out that baseball has indeed come home. “I want to hear the national anthem and know that it started and then I’ll head home and watch the rest of the game,” fan Joanne Marvel said. Phillies Warm Up In Black Lives Matter Shirts, Hold Pregame Display Of Unity In Fight Against Racial Injustice To compare the scene in South Philadelphia to last year’s home opener would be unfair, as the fans we saw overjoyed by the addition of Bryce Harper in 2019 have been forced to change their demeanor a bit. In fact, cardboard cutouts have made their way into the stands. For $40 fans can add a...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The crack of the bat is finally back in South Philly as the Phillies open their season almost four months later than initially planned. Things will be a little different on the diamond, so all of Phillies nation will be rooting from places other than the yard. No fans are allowed in the stands at Citizens Bank Park. Of course, one guy we will all miss seeing in person is the Phillie Phanatic. Vittoria Woodill caught up with the best in the biz to get you ready for this unique season. Watch the video for more.
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Postponed from April due to COVID-19, the Phillies long-awaited home opener is Friday. Superfans prepared by shopping at the team store at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday. “Took a drive down, figured we’d pick up some new Phillies gear, a couple of new T-shirts, something for my son to wear tonight,” said Debbie Ubele, of Marlton, New Jersey. But this Opening Day will look a lot different from years past. The only spectator in the stands will be the Phillie Phanatic. “Philly fans are the best, so it really is a home-field advantage that we’re missing out on,” said David Bucks, Phillies executive vice president. “We acknowledge that, everybody knows that. It’s reality, so they’re making do with it.” CBS 3’s Don Bell On Phillies Playoff Hopes: ‘Think It Will Come Down To Final Week Of Season’ Fans may still be able to catch a glimpse of themselves...
    Parents, teachers look anxiously ahead to school Whats it like to dine in at a post-COVID-19 McDonalds: Hazard tape, contact-tracing forms, and eerie quiet You just have to accept it: MLBs new normal emerges as pandemic baseball takes shape WASHINGTON — A baseball game was played here Saturday night, Nationals-Phillies on South Capitol Street, and almost every moment of it betrayed what we know and believe about the game, on levels both literal and visceral. Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT Ken Rosenthal on MLB season: We will get to Opening Day, and that is a triumph. We will get to Opening Day, and that is a triumph. FOXSports David Schwimmer plays opposite of Ross from Friends in Intelligence In "Intelligence", Schwimmer stars as a blustering U.S. agent deployed to work alongside his British counterparts at the UKs cyber crime and terrorism unit. Series...
    Both the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies won’t be allowed to have fans at home games in 2020, a city official said Tuesday. “The Eagles are still going to be allowed to play, although without crowds,” Brian Abernathy told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “The Phillies will continue to be allowed to play, although without crowds.” The city on Tuesday announced that all public events over 50 people that require a permit are prohibited until February because of the coronavirus pandemic. Although NFL games are considered private events, the NFL’s guidelines give local authorities the right to ban spectators from games. As such, city officials can overrule the team if they attempt to allow fans. The city is confident that the games will be able to be played behind closed doors, however. Health commissioner Thomas Farley said the league’s safety protocols “look pretty good,” and he is optimistic the season will be...
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