Monthly Archives: March 2010

Out of Left Field: 5th Starter old vs. young and Homer’s parallel dillema!

By HOMER PLATE
Humor Columnist — homerplate@highhopesblog.com
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Photo: Jennifer Zambri-Dickerson

It seems that the Phils have made up their minds. Regardless of the fabo spring that Kyle Kendrick is having that 47-year-old Jamie Moyer will be the 5th man in the rotation to begin the season.

Is this decision based on the amount of money owed to him or just a chance to let him prove he won’t be able to do it so he doesn’t have another one of his whine and dine with the media sessions in the 200 Level at Wrigley Field?

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Old Man Spring: Moyer nabs 5 spot in rotation

By STEVE WILDMAN
Staff Writer — swildman@highhopesblog.com
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Photo: Keith Garry

Jamie Moyer has done it again.

And, no, he didn’t give up six runs over 3.1 innings during a start in mid-June.

It was announced today that Jamie Moyer will be the Phillies 5th starter in the rotation to begin the 2010 season. Continue reading

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Flyers’ Carcillo suspended two games

By JAY BOEHMER
Staff Writer — jboehmer@highhopesblog.com
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File Photo. (Len Redkoles/ Getty Images)

The Flyers’ 5-1 over the New Jersey Devils Sunday was not without its consequences.  With 4:46 remaining in the third, Dan Carcillo came together with David Clarkson for the pre-fight ritual of pushing and shoving before the gloves are dropped.

Unfortunately, in the scuffle, as cross checks and slashes were exchanged, Carcillo’s stick caught Clarkson above the eye and opened a cut.  Continue reading

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Is Carey Price the Flyers’ next ONE?

By CHRIS DiFRANCESCO
Columnist — cdifrancesco@highhopesblog.com
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Goaltending by committee has been the M.O. for the Philadelphia Flyers ever since Ron Hextall left the club. Is is something they planned? Of course not. However, it seems like a position the franchise doesn’t put a whole lot of stock into. When you look over the storied history of Flyers you can only name three goaltenders that have been notable; Bernie Parent, Pelle Lindbergh, and Ron Hextall. That’s about it.

Maybe its about that time.

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Just one of them days: Phils strugle, but still have time

By STEVE WILDMAN
Staff Writer — swildman@highhopesblog.com
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CLEARWATER, Fla. — Uh Oh.  After sailing as smooth as the Gulf waters, the Phillies staff ran into a buzz-saw just one week to the day before Opening Day.

J.A. Happ walked five batters in five innings and gave up two runs during a 5-4 loss to the Braves Monday.

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Richards’ message delivered as leaders look to right the ship

By CHRIS DiFRANCESCO
Columnist — cdifrancesco@highhopesblog.com
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File Photo (Getty Images)

The Flyers have had two consistent issues with the their club this season, according to the media. One, the inconsistency of this Flyers team. A team that was picked hands down by many to be the 2009-10 Stanley Cup champions. Two, the leadership of this team. Who’s the real leader of that locker room? Is captain Mike Richards doing his job as the captain? Do the players respond to him, or should Chris Pronger take the helm?

Both the those issues remain intact. The Flyers are still one of the most inconsistent teams in the NHL and parts of the media can’t seem to let go their grudge for the current Flyers captain.

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Flyers dominate Devils 5-1

By JAY BOEHMER
Staff Writer — jboehmer@highhopesblog.com
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Winless in their last five games and watching their playoff hopes, once assumed to be secure, slip away, the Flyers were in desperate need of two points last night when their cross-river rivals, the New Jersey Devils, came to town.

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