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Insight, observations (and whatever else comes to mind) on the trails of the team that ended the quarter century-long parade drought in the City of Brotherly Love - the Philadelphia Phillies.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

It's on: Myers vs. Phillies, Thursday in Clearwater

Just got official word from Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle: Brett Myers will travel to Clearwater and pitch against the Phillies Thursday.

Should be pretty fun...

Monday, March 22, 2010

For the Phillies fan who has it all...

Available in May, slap a scripted Phillies 'P' on a piece of whole wheat toast. (Or don't).

And some more easy blogging...

First we pulled the twitter feed to post a blog, now we're going to bring you a video report from the ballpark.

This new-age, high-tech blogging stuff is just swell.

Lidge takes another step

Brad Lidge just got through throwing in his second minor league game for the second time in five days.

For a completely running commentary, click here.

Thanks. :)

(Hear from Lidge in tomorrow's paper... or in the story that will appear on

Reunited, and it feels so good

This isn't 100 percent official yet, but it appears to becoming closer to reality: Brett Myers' homecoming is right around the corner.

Myers, who signed with the Houston Astros this offseason after eight seasons in Philadelphia, will most likely make his next Grapefruit League start at Bright House Field against his former team.

Myers threw Saturday, meaning Thursday in Clearwater would be his scheduled day to pitch. I contacted two Astros beat writers; both said the sked hasn't been posted, but that all Houston starters were going on their regular turns, meaning Myers would pitch Thursday.

It'll be interesting to see the reaction Myers gets in Clearwater. I'm imagining it will be just as positive as the reception Pat Burrell received when he arrived in a navy Tampa Bay Rays uniform last March.

As if the Myers' homecoming couldn't get any better --- Kyle Kendrick is scheduled to pitch for the Phillies. Surely you remember the leading role Myers played in "trading" Kendrick to Japan two years ago during one of the better episodes of spring training hijinks.

Time for KK's revenge?

Friday, March 19, 2010

Pitching sked for the week ahead

Notable: Jamie Moyer, originally on tap to pitch Saturday in Lakeland, has been moved back to Sunday at home vs. the Orioles.

SUNDAY, March 21 vs. Baltimore in Clearwater

Jamie Moyer
Antonio Bastardo
Cole Hamels (in a minor league game)

MONDAY, March 22 vs. Yankees in Clearwater

Joe Blanton
Danys Baez
Ryan Madson
David Herndon

TUESDAY, March 23 vs. Tampa in Clearwater

J.A. Happ
Chad Durbin
Jose Contreras

WEDNESDAY, March 24 vs. Braves in Lake Buena Vista

Kyle Kendrick
Ryan Madson
David Herndon
Antonio Bastardo

THURSDAY, March 25 vs. Houston in Clearwater

Roy Halladay
Danys Baez
Jose Contreras

FRIDAY, March 26 vs. Yankees in Tampa

Cole Hamels
Chad Durbin
Ryan Madson

SATURDAY, March 27 vs. Minnesota in Ft. Myers

Jamie Moyer
Joe Blanton (minor league game)
Danyes Baez
Jose Contreras
David Herndon