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Some Phillies Links For You, May 13, 2010: The League Jerks, Dead Catchers Aren't Fun

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Ruiz hobbled as Phillies fall to Rockies in 10 innings
Awful timing; even if it's not a severe injury, it's a decent bet we've seen the end of Carlos Ruiz's recent hot streak.

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel accuses New York Mets of stealing signs

"I'm not accusing them..."

Wait, what?  That's some reading comp there, NY Daily News.

The Zo Zone: Phillies Deny Stealing Signs (Again)

So why do so many teams think the Phillies are stealing signs? Former Phillies manager Larry Bowa, who coaches third base for the Los Angeles Dodgers, said during the 2009 World Series that teams suspect the Phillies of stealing signs at Citizens Bank Park using a center field camera.

"Because we beat them," Manuel said. "That's why. What the hell? Keep crying. I'm sure if they can steal signs they'll steal them. And believe we will, too, if we can get them. Yeah, we will. Legally. If you're dumb enough to let us get them then that's your fault. That's been in the game for a long time."

I love Charlie Manuel SO MUCH.

Bill Conlin: For Phillies, Ruiz' contributions are irreplaceable
Ruiz was injured mid-article. Thanks, Bill.

Lidge sent home for checkup, but Phillies say they aren't worried
No, not worried at all, they only owe him what, $20MM still?

Minor Leagues: Mayberry's slam powers IronPigs
But an awful start (4 2/3 IP; 7 runs) for Phillippe Aumont in Reading.

Nationals phenom Stephen Strasburg no-hits Class AAA Norfolk Tides over six innings
It will be fun/brutal to hit against this guy in the years to come.

Braves Complete Sweep of Brewers with 9-2 Win - Talking Chop
Great, now the Brewers are mad.

Nationals 6, Mets 4: One Out Of Three Ain't Good - Amazin' Avenue
Second place Nationals (!) take two of three from the Mets.

Cubs Prohibit Volstad From Victory, End Losing Streak - Bleed Cubbie Blue
Cubs defeat Marlins by score of 4-3.