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Son Of Phillies Part-Owner Goes On Twitter Rant Defending The Phils

By Andrew Porter

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Seven years ago today the Phillies clinched their first of five straight National League East division titles. The remarkable five year stretch, from 2007-2011, also included two World Series appearances and a parade down Broad Street in 2008. 505 more words

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Phillies Scout Japanese Starter Kenta Maeda

While in Japan, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. scouted starter Kenta Maeda according to MLBTradeRumors’ Tim Dierkes.

Heard Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. was in Japan recently, getting a last look at Kenta Maeda as many teams are.

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National League

Nats Clinch NL Home-Field Edge, Split With Marlins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kike Hernandez’s grand slam, J.T. Realmuto’s three-run triple and Adeiny Hechavarria’s four hits helped the Miami Marlins beat the NL East champion Washington Nationals 15-7 for a split of a day-night doubleheader Friday. 156 more words

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Cole: Derek Jeter personified the best of baseball

A blurb about a story in the web magazine Grantland the other day referred to Derek Jeter as “one of the greatest, and most divisive, players of our lifetime.” 915 more words

Chicago Blackhawks

WHAT IF!?!?.... The Nats *Couldn't* Beat the Braves?

With a week left of baseball, here are the standings in the NL East (and number of games each team has left)

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Nationals

Where does Ryan Zimmerman Come Back To Play?

With news that Ryan Zimmerman is on the mend, the question of where he should play when he returns (or if he returns to play at all) is one that many, many folks are already asking. 1,078 more words

Nationals

A Long, Disappointing Summer For The Atlanta Braves

I will admit it, I became spoiled as an Atlanta Braves fan in the 1990’s and for the first ten years of the 2000’s.

14 straight division titles will tend to do that to you as you become accustomed to watching October baseball with the Braves a part of it, usually coming up short in their quest for a World Series but nonetheless they were always at least in the conversation. 221 more words

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