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Gregory L. Vince
Somewhere near Philadelphia
"A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." - Humphrey Bogart
Interests: Sports, music, classic cinema, books, newspapers, and most recently Words With Friends.
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Cliff Lee made his return to the mound after a lengthy stay on the 60-Day DL. Lee went on the DL as the team was still struggling to stay in the race and comes off it to a team that is all but certain to start selling pieces in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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The Phillies have announced that they have selected the contract of outfielder Grady Sizemore from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, who could opt out if he was not called up this weekend. To make room on the 25 man roster, pitcher David Buchanan was optioned to Lehigh where he'll make a start... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Per Zach Links of MLB Trade Rumors the Phillies have signed pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes to a minor league deal. Reyes was once a pretty well thought of pitching prospect with the Braves who was slowed by injuries and just overall awful results when given time in the major leagues. He... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Dom Brown and his girlfriend, Steph Gayle, posted to her Instagram last month On a rather lengthy list of transactions this morning the Phillies announce that Domonic Brown has been placed on paternity leave. Aaron Altherr has been recalled from Double-A Reading to take his spot on the roster. Miguel... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Two of the more significant flyers the Phillies have added to their organization in recent weeks made their respected debuts last night for the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs against the Rochester Red Wings. Pitcher Jason Marquis was signed a few weeks ago and is on the mend from Tommy John... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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The Phillies completed the sweep of the Braves with a rousing 10-5 win this afternoon. Thee Game: After a brutal first inning where Roberto Hernandez not only gave back the two runs the Phillies got off of Aaron Harang but gave up two more, he settled down and got through... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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It's a battle of matching ERA's tonight as Kyle Kendrick and Ervin Santana bring their 4.09 to the mound at Turner Field to follow up a long extra inning game last night that found the Phillies delivering some clutch hits to start a tough series against the first place Braves.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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The skid continues for the Phillies after losing their third straigh. After getting an extended break from the rotation, Roberto Hernandez pitched very effectively through 6.1 innings, allowing two runs and scattering seven hits. Clayton Kershaw pitched six shut out frames allowing just two hits but got into some trouble... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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In place of the recently DL'd Cliff Lee, Todd Zolecki reports that Saturday's starting pitcher will be David Buchanan, who will be making his major league debut. Buchanan turned heads in Spring Training and was among the final cuts. Since then he has been pitching in Triple-A Lehigh Valley. In... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Aside from the homecoming of the pride of Millville, Mike Trout, plenty of other names with local ties are back in town. Angels manager Mike Scioscia is from Upper Darby. Raul Ibanez did a recent tour of duty with the home club and John McDonald who spent some time with... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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After an impressive series win against the Dodgers, the Phillies head to Arizona to take on the struggling (putting it kindly) Diamondbacks. The Phillies at 11-11 have a golden opportunity to take on a team that could not have come out of the gate any worse at 7-18 though they... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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With Stanton due up in the top of the 11th, I can't say I had the greatest feeling about the game that was running pretty long last night when Jimmy Rollins homered off Dan Jennings to spite a heckler but most importantly send the team and fans home with a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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It's a miserable looking Friday afternoon in Chicago but it's Opening Day as Wrigley Field kicks off it's 100th season. For those in search of a good baseball book, George Will's A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field a One Hundred is a very nice read. Their... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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As the rosters continue to slim up even more and the few battles left intensify, another spring training is winding down but not before another prime time contest against the Yankees at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa tonight. Jeff Manship takes the mound for the Phillies making what is probably his... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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"For a half an hour every day, I let the box scores have their way" The Baseball Project is comprised of R.E.M.'s Mike Mills and Peter Buck plus Scott McCaughney, Steve Wynn, and Linda Pitmon. Since 2007, they have put out a handful of albums which are strictly baseball themed... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Matt Gelb along with the rest of the Phillies beats tweeted that the Phillies released Ronny Cedeno which shortens the back up SS battle to Cesar Hernandez and Reid Brignac. Hernandez hasn't made many appearances there over the years which may favor Brignac but Hernandez shows a better bat. It... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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The MLB Season Is Off and Running Down Under After much anticipation, the 2014 MLB Season is underway. After an hour delay, the action began at 5am ET at the Sydney Cricket Grounds between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Scott Van Slyke won the evening offensively going... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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The 2014 Tommy John Club Continues To Grow Tyler Kepner of The New York Times took a look at the pack of arms (in this case very quality arms) who are or are soon to be on the mend from Tommy John Surgery. Brandon Beachy, Kris Medlen, and now Jarrod... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Wikipedia Commons Just because the Phillies were rained out this afternoon doesn't mean the hot stove can't flare up a bit. William Ladson from MLB.com was first with the scoop that the Phillies acquired veteran catcher Koyie Hill from the Nationals for cash or a player to be named. This... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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It was a game up hit batsmen between the Phillies and the Pirates this afternoon. Five batters were given first base the hard way which is enough for it to get tense enough where benches have to be warned. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle is known for not being one to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Rivera Honored/Yankees No-Hit in Panama City What began with great ceremony as the Yankees traveled to Mariano Rivera's hometown in Panama City to play with exhibition the Marlins, turned out to be an ugly day at the plate. The Marlins, who closed out their 2013 campaign with a no-hitter from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Two fairly big international signings get their first looks of the spring and in their stateside baseball careers this afternoon. The biggest being Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka who was one of the bigger stories of the offseason during the posting drama that unfolded. The other being Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez who... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Kratz, Drabek Look to Win Spots on Toronto's Roster Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com has the lowdown on a pair of ex-Phillies in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. First off being catcher Erik Kratz who is battling Josh Thole for the backup catcher role. Dioner Navarro is not expected to catch... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Mike Trout and Angles Talking Extension Mike DiGiovanna of The Los Angeles Times reports that the Angels are trying to extend star outfielder Mike Trout. It's the baseball question of it's time. How much is Mike Trout worth? 21.1 WAR so far in his career. His first two seasons fired... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Mexico Repeats As Caribbean Series Champions In a 7-1 victory, Mexico defeated Puerto Rico to recapture the Caribbean Series crown on Saturday night. Former Phillies outfielder Chris Roberson took home the Series MVP, hitting .370 with two home runs and six RBIs. Phillies farmhand Sebastian Valle drove in four of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Philliedelphia