Werth tried to ask Bernanke questions about QE3, the latest round of economic stimulus, but Bernanke preferred balls and strikes, Werth says: "He wasn't talking about that economic stuff. So we talked about baseball, and it was a hoot.''From SI. Also, here's some commentary examining why it's unusually pernicious for J-Dub to be exercising any influence over the chairman of the Fed.
Wild Card Scoreboard Watching Thread! - September 12, 2012 Phillies def. Marlins, 3-1 Cardinals at Padres Pirates at Reds Braves at Brewers Dodgers at Diamondbacks
Tyler Cloyd big league debut tonite.— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) August 29, 2012
Carlos Ruiz on DL (plantar fasciitis in left foot). MRI revealed partial tear. Expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Hector Luna recalled.— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) August 4, 2012Words...they don't exist anymore.
Source: #Dodgers deal for Victorino or Pence possible even if team gets Dempster along with H. Ramirez. LA has been in talks with #Phillies.@Ken_Rosenthal
Source: Dodgers have acquired Hanley Ramirez and Choate from Marlins for Eovaldi and a minor leaguer. Game changes in LA. Marlins selling.— Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) July 25, 2012Tim Brown's twitter feed: https://twitter.com/TBrownYahoo/status/228014559305297920 (Didn't mean to post this as a quote, but oh well)
The package of prospects it would take to land [Chase Headley] player would be, and should be, significant. But the only prospects the Phillies should worry about are their prospects for contention in the next two seasons.David Murphy, from his article explaining why the Phillies can't be sellers.
Rhode Island State Police, the FBI, the U.S. Attorney's office and the Rhode Island attorney general "are working together to investigate activities that have recently come to light at 38 Studios," Curt Schilling's now-bankrupt video game companySez Col. Steven G. O'Donnell, superintendent, Rhode Island State Police. Number of convicts from the 1993 NL championship team to increase by 100%?
"Cole Hamels suspended 5 games and fined for intentionally throwing at Nationals OF Bryce Harper on Sunday." -@Phillieshttps://twitter.com/Phillies/status/199606914533961728
The assignment was to determine how and why Hunter Pence was so quickly and completely accepted here. Translated into the local vernacular, I was tasked with figuring out what makes him a "Philly guy." As anyone who's from the area knows, there's no set criteria for that kind of thing.John Gonzalez on his cover story in the upcoming issue of Philadelphia magazine. Note to self, don't buy this sh*t.