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Phillies Notebook: Lunch date puts Phillies slugger Howard on track
Pills exchanged hands.

Another gem for Phillies’ Oswalt
I don't know that I'd call six walks a "gem" but he did pitch six scoreless.

Plenty on line as Rox play brief host to Phils
Obviously more important for the Rockies, but the memories of 2007 linger.

The Fightins - People who talk loudly on cell phones really irk Chris Wheeler
The Fightins (courtesy @Phylan) bring us Chris Wheeler's epic Cell Phone Rant from Tuesday night's ballgame.

Dan Gross: Phillies score in Guinness book

Howard, whose picture appears in the book, has the record for "Fewest Games to Reach 200 Career Home Runs." (He did so July 17, 2009, in his 658th game.) Utley captured the "Most Home Runs in a Single World Series" by hitting five against the Yankees.

Jayson Werth also in contention for next year's edition, as "Biggest Bearded Lady."

Biddle soaks it in
Another profile of Phillies first rounder Jesse Biddle.

Local Man Catches Baseball, Creates Internet Sensation - Walkoff Walk
Another blogger (or relative thereof) makes a scene catching a ball on live television. Even though it was a home run ball, I still am more impressed by David S. Cohen's... one hand, barehand, holding ice cream. Greater level of difficulty.

Hanson allows 1 hit in 7 innings as Braves win
Thanks for nothing, Mets.

Scuffling Cardinals lose fifth straight
Cardinals now winless since Tony LaRussa and Albert Pujols attended that gathering in D.C. Phillies' lead over St. Louis in Wild Card extends to four games in loss column.

Ubaldo drops pitchers' duel to Lincecum
In this Battle of Struggling Aces, both wound up pitching pretty well.  Phillies maintain two game lead over Giants in Wild Card race.