It will be a long, grueling season filled with the usual baseball excitement, drama, exasperation, frustration, heartbreak, exhilaration, defeat, and triumph. The Phillies and every single team and fan base in the game will feel each of those emotions at some point during the coming campaign.
Remembering Tug McGraw on Saint Patrick’s Day
Today is Saint Patrick’s Day. And if you know anything about Frank Edwin ‘Tug’ McGraw, then you know that this is the perfect day to look back on the career of the Little Leprechaun of baseball.
Andrew Painter set to do battle against the odds
For the first time in a Phillies uniform, teenage sensation Andrew Painter will take the mound. There has been tremendous hype building around the club's top prospect ever since his breakout 2022 minor league campaign came to a close.
Five most important Phillies players to watch this spring
Some have speculated that the most important Phillies players to watch involve those battling for the final places in the starting pitching rotation and in the bullpen. While those are certainly interesting, they are nowhere near the most important situations that I will be watching.
Philography: Tim McCarver
With the Phillies taking part in what would become a down-to-the-wire divisional race, McCarver was signed on September 1, 1980 to return as a player. He would serve as a veteran voice in the clubhouse, a lefty pinch-hit bat, and emergency insurance at first base and catcher.