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Philadelphia Phillies

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    April 26, 2013

    Has John Sharkey III Has Toned Down His GG Allin-Meets-Don Rickles Act?

    You are forgiven if the name John Sharkey III doesn't mean much to you. Last time he performed in NYC under the Puerto Rico Flowers moniker, you may have been gyrating at a discotek or standing on the sidewalk with a slice of pizza. The time before that, you could have been watching a group called t ... More >>

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    April 16, 2013

    What the Manager Who Verbally Abused Jackie Robinson Has to Do With Valdimir Nabokov

    If you've seen 42, no doubt one of the more memorable scenes is when Philadelphia Phillies manager Ben Chapman heaps verbal slurs on Jackie Robinson in a 1947 game. The incident actually happened, and it shortened Chapman's career even though the two posed for photographers shortly afterwards to sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Where to Get Cheesesteaks and Tofu Desserts in Hell's Kitchen

    Welcome to Drinks, Dinner, and Dessert, in which we share three picks in one neighborhood, keeping an eye out for deals, off-the-menu items, and new stuff to check out. This week, get off the C train at 50th Street and use these suggestions to guide you through Hell's Kitchen.

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    July 6, 2012

    Pablo Sandoval Over David Wright In All-Star Game? It's All Your Fault, New York

    I think we can all agree - that is all of us who don't live in the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area and perhaps even a few people in the Philadelphia area who watched David Wright wreck the Phillies last night with 4 RBIs--that the biggest travesty of this year's All-Star game is Pablo Sandoval over W ... More >>

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    May 30, 2012

    A New York Team Didn't Sign Roy Oswalt?

    The Texas Rangers are probably the best team in baseball, and that is, in large part, because they are also the smartest. Nolan Ryan took a gamble today, and it's the best kind of gamble: one that doesn't cost a lot of money and one with a good probability of delivering some dividends. Roy Oswalt i ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 23, 2012

    BATTER UP

    The Mets face off against the Phillies

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Football vs. Baseball? The Same Old B.S. Argument.

    ​It's the time of year for that oddest subgenre of sportswriting, the "Football vs. Baseball" column. Pro football, of course, always wins in these debates, largely because they're argued along the only terms that sportswriters know: television ratings. First out of the gate is David Steele on A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Robot to Throw Out Ceremonial First Pitch at Phillies Game

    ​A robot built by two UPenn students will throw out the first pitch at today's game between the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers. Named "PhillieBot," the machine is constructed from a Segway, an extra wheel, and a robotic arm with a pneumatic cylinder. No one had the heart to tell i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    With Cliff Lee, Will the Phillies Rotation Be the Best Ever?

    ​Does the acquisition of Cliff Lee give the Philadelphia Phillies the best rotation in baseball history? That's a little premature, but you can certainly make a good argument. Right now, Roy Halliday, Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt, and Cole Hamels certainly look to rank with the 1954 Cleveland In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Q&A: Craig Finn Of The Hold Steady Breaks Down The Twins/Yankees Series

    Twins cap not pictured, for once​The MLB Playoffs begin today, kicking off an annual tradition for many sports-minded New Yorkers: rooting against the Yankees. Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn has added motivation this year, given that his beloved Minnesota Twins once again drew the Yanks in th ... More >>

  • Music

    July 6, 2010

    Inside the Nitrous Mafia, an East Coast Hippie-Crack Ring

    Summer concert season means jamming to the familiar hiss of 'hippie crack'

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    June 8, 2010

    Philly Toddler Getting The Routine Down Early

    FOXNews.com​Major League Baseball has yanked the video of the beer-guzzling toddler during Sunday's Phillies-Padres game, but the memory lives on. Meanwhile, as we're waiting for the parents/grandparents and child to be identified, we ask the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce to comment. A spo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Are Mets Road Woes to Blame for Empty Seats in Queens?

    Photo by Neil deMause​Following the Mets' improbable come-from-way-behind win over the Marlins yesterday, the Shea Stadium Citi Field scoreboard blared the slogan "We Believe in Home Field Advantage," along with the news that the Amazin's now boast a sparkling 22-9 record in Flushing.

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Jerry Manuel Saved by K-Rod's Strikeout of A-Rod? If You Think That, You Aren't Paying Attention

    Safe, for now​Was K-rod's whiff of A-Rod last night the pitch that saved Jerry Manuel's job -- at least for another week or so? Probably. The first we saw to call for Manuel's firing in print was Mike Vaccaro in the Post last Monday. Last Friday, Filip Bondy said as much in the Daily News (" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Jockbeat: Mets Shut Out in Halladay Contest For Distance in Florida?

    ​Curiouser and curiouser. The story of how NYC's two teams -- with the most potential revenue in baseball -- could have been shut out of deals involving the three best free agent pitchers in baseball seems as baffling today as it did yesterday. For now, let's focus on the Mets. According to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Jockbeat: Roy Halladay to Philly, Cliff Lee to Seattle -- Let the Mets/Yankees Carping Begin!

    ​By now you may have heard about the huge three-team swap involving the Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies, and Seattle Mariners. All the details aren't in -- and until they are, the whole thing seems a bit mysterious. The big news is that the Phillies obtained Roy Halladay from the Blue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Premiere at Union Square

    The video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 -- in which, after the fall of Russian strongman Imran Zakhaev, "a new leader named Vladimir Makarov has risen to power, and an elite international task force (the player included) must pursue him" -- debuted at Union Square tonight in a tent erected ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Jockbeat's World Series Wrap

    ​First of all, on behalf of those at the Village Voice who are Yankee fans, let me thank Roy Edroso for the headline on his piece, "Congratulations Douchebag Yankee Fans." We accept your congratulations, and we assume you mean douchebag in the best possible sense. And, yes, we are doucheba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    The Yankees Swap Out Jay-Z For Mary J. Blige

    After the Shawn Carter hex on the Phillies flagged badly on Monday--three does not make four, Jay!--the Yankees have apparently gone to their bullpen: Mary J. Blige will sing the National Anthem at the Stadium tonight. We'd say something undermining here, but when it comes to Mary, we've got nothi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Jockbeat: Yanks Chances for Finishing Things Tonight

    ​We want to make this clear before tonight's game: We're not second guessing Joe Girardi's decision to pitch A.J. Burnett on three days rest Monday night. We called it before the game. It was foolish and impulsive, based on a hunch and not logic, and it will have an adverse effect on the Yanke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: And the World Series heads back to the Bronx...

    ​"When the dazzling dark breaks over the far slopes of time, then it's time to toss things, like our reason, and our will...then it's time to break our necks for home."--Annie Dillard After last night's loss in Citizen's Bank Park that staved off elimination for the Phillies, I realized that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: ONE. WIN. AWAY.

    ​I started this entry on Sunday night (well, technically early Monday morning), and I was going to wait til I got into the office to write up the game, seeing as it's 3am etc. But in my excited victory celebrations that involved a lot of arm bashing and elbow bumping, I developed a giant sof ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Yankees 27 outs away from their 27th Championship...

    ​I talked to my mom earlier today, and she had this to say about the World Series: "I lost any respect I had for Charlie Manuel after what he did yesterday. He knew he couldn't beat CC with Joe Blanton, so instead of trying to win by the power of their own offense, they compromised CC's comfo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Yankees rally from 3-0 to beat Phillies, take 2-1 series lead

    ​ I'm still trying to figure out why I was so calm when we were down 3-0. Half of me wants to chalk it up to the fact I opted to not watch the game in my usual bar, and thereby removed the unavoidable alarmist sentiments dominating such a locale. The other half of me wants to say it's becau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: CC starts another on short rest, Yanks 2 wins away from nirvana

    ​Is Girardi giving CC the Scott Proctor treatment*? Or is he just getting his money's worth out of the fat boy? I'd say the latter, but critics [read: people terrified of a Yankee championships] are tsk-tsking the decision to pitch superace CC Sabathia on short rest for Game 4 of the World Se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Game 3 in Philly, Andy vs Cole: Halloween Special

    ​Happy Halloween! My plans are largely contingent on the outcome of this game. If the Yankees fall behind 2-1 in the series, I'm going to drag my self back home to avoid the chaos intrinsic to Halloween in NYC. If the Yanks take a 2-1 series lead over the Phillies? Well, then me and my Billy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Yankees take Game 2, take Pedro deep

    ​Ahh, much better. The Yankees beat the Phillies in a much-needed, if technically not "must-win" Game 2, with A.J. Burnett outdueling old friend Pedro Martinez. The Phillies took an early 1-0 lead in the 2nd with an RBI single from Matt Stairs, but the Yanks answered in the 4th with a solo s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Let's Just Take the Comment Section Below the New York Times' "Empire State of Mind"/World Series Piece as a Sign of Progress, America

    Whatever the official sports etiquette line is in terms of fair play and sportsmanship, we can safely say the Yankees organization crossed it, did a fake line off it, and then lit it on fire last night, parading Jay-Z (in a Yankee varsity jacket), Alicia Keys (purple), and backing band (Yankee jer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Week in Review: Those Guys Could Bring the Funk

    Alison, one of many CMJ street fashion stars shot by Sam Horine. Find the rest here.​In the week Jay-Z made it all about him, we made it all about Jay-Z, from the first deplorable word that he'd be attempting to demoralize the Phillies at Yankee Stadium all the way though his overshare-y and u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    "Silly-delphia" "Frillies" Take Game One

    "VOTE: ARE THE YANKS IN TROUBLE?" The drama queens at the Post react badly to the Game One loss, and 81 percent of their poll respondents at this writing say yes, they're in trouble. Daily News elder statesman Mike Lupica takes the tip-yer-hat approach: "Lee carried his team the way CC Sabathia has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Hope the stadium organist dug up the "Who's Your Daddy?" sheet music...

    ​Let's see...in the last 24 hours, I've: Threw a pen at a Red Sox fan because he said, "I'm loving the way this series is going." Told my buddy to go to hell when it came to my attention he bet on the Phillies to win the whole series. Changed the M and N on my coworker's keyboard because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Helpful Journalists to World Series Fans: Bronx Is Up, Battery's Down

    ​With the World Series starting tonight — if this rain ever stops, and if Jay-Z's opening act finishes in time for the game to start before midnight — the media is scrambling to fill air time and column inches, especially since the Phillies tripped up that promising return of the p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    New York and Philly Go Nuts, Real Americans Less Interested

    TV executives expect big things from the Yankees and the Phillies, ratings-wise. "We don't have to worry about anything," says the President of Fox Sports. Perhaps. But while Series Fever is high in New York and Philadelphia, we are reminded that folks in the hinterlands disdain big eastern cities; ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Jockbeat: Allen Barra Sizes Up the Yankees and Phillies

    ​First off, we'd like to thank the New York tabloids for getting the Phillies all worked up. In particular, we'd like to thank the New York Post for putting a photo shop image of Shane Victorino in a cheerleader's skirt on yesterday's front page, bearing the caption "Only in the city of Brothe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Is This Really Happening? Seems Like Opening Day Was Yesterday...

    ​That was the first entry I wrote this year.. It goes without saying that, of course, the Yanks have won nothing yet. But it's so surreal now to think about times when baseball isn't even on. Regardless of who wins this series, there's only 1 more week of baseball left til the long winter is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Local Papers Prepare for Series with Insults

    ​After a black kid was killed by young Italian-Americans in Bensonhurst in 1989, and recalling the similar Howard Beach incident of 1986, Pete Hamill put an article in the New York Post called "The Lesson of Howard Beach Was Lost on the Punks of Guidoville," filled with Hamill's ripe evocatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    World Series Fever Leads to Reciprocal Insults, Prostitution

    ​The crude boosterism of local tabs has certainly helped jack up interest in the World Series. Some people, of course, needed no help. A woman has been arrested for offering sexual favors for Series tickets. It pains us to reveal the 43-year old woman, Susan Finkelstein (pictured), is a Philli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Finally! Some Trash-Talking I Can Sink My Teeth Into...

    ​First, there was Minnesota. Then it was Anaheim. And, of course, through it all, there's always the good laugh at Boston's expense. And while I'm well-versed in spitting vitriol at New England, I'm less inclined to do the same for a midwest city that's never really done wrong by me, or a we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Jockbeat: It Must Be September in Queens

    ​Back on February 25, Philadelphia's City Paper declared war on our National League team in an article entitled "An Incomplete List of Reasons Mets Fans are Douchebags." (Grudgingly, we admit to our favorite, "All Mets fans break out their Yankees caps in October.") In their August 6-13 issue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Mets Swept in Philly

    Perhaps it's appropriate you hear it from the Lansdowne, PA Reporter: "The Phillies were a dead team walking. They were in a tailspin... But the perfect remedy for the Phillies, as has been the case in each of the last two Septembers, is a stumbling, fumbling New York Mets team in worse shape." The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Our Subway Series Prediction: Yankees, Yankees, Mets

    It isn't just the economy and the ticket prices that will produce all those empty seats at Yankee Stadium tonight. The Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies have taken much of the wind out of this season's first Subway Series. As we go to press, you can still go to the Yankees web site and g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008

    Phillies Win Series: Riot Delayed (Updated)

    It's been over an hour since the Phillies beat the Rays in the (remainder of the) fifth and deciding demi-game of the World Series, but there are no reports of cars being overturned or trash cans being set on fire, or vice versa. This is not the Philly we know! Citizens of Philadelphia, think of all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2008

    Philly Rocks: Sarah Palin Booed by Flyers Fans

    Of course we're rooting for the Phillies. Philadelphia rocks. They're way harder than us, as can be seen in this classic Mithras address to freshmen at Drexel and Penn, and by the Flyers game moment shown above, where "the best known hockey mom in the United States" is led onto the ice at the Wachov ... More >>

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    September 17, 2008
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    April 9, 2008
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    October 26, 2004

    Curses!

    The Red Sox finally win it. But who's to say another drought isn't just beginning?

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    September 4, 2001
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    December 5, 2000
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    November 21, 2000
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    September 21, 1999

    Oh What a Relief It Is

    The Cast of Misfits in the Mets Bullpen

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