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Some Tuesday Phillies Links for You, July 12, 2011: Midterm Report Cards from Blowviation Nation

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Hey Dad, don't throw a slow pitch on the inside corner to Cano.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Hey Dad, don't throw a slow pitch on the inside corner to Cano. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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McCAFFERY: Phils’ glaring All-Star omissions are telling us something - delcotimes.com
Yes. They are telling us that they are hated more than Chipper Jones.

Look for the Phillies to makes some moves - News - Opinions - bnd.com

Oswalt has a bad back and, since his stint as a tractor jockey in Mississippi, seems a quart low on motivation.

SMH. You know I just put McCaffery and Ford in these columns just to angry up your blood.

Phillies: Grading the first half of the season | The Daily Journal | thedailyjournal.com
Professor Hale strikes me as a fair cop.

Philadelphia Phillies' mid-season report card looks pretty positive | lehighvalleylive.com
On the other hand, some of the Phillies' parents are sure to call the principal about these midterm grades.

Broadcast news: Record numbers watching Phillies games on the TV - phillyBurbs.com : Phils-ville
Up 22 percent over last year. You frontrunners you.

PHILLIES: Brad Lidge's rehab is nearly complete, but bullpen's changed in his absence - trentonian.com
It would be nice to see him back, but if he can't throw low-90s, he better start learning a knuckler.

All-Star Updates: Much auto-playing. You've been warned.

Phillies Notes: Hamels not a fan of All-Star Game pitching rule | Philadelphia Inquirer | 07/12/2011
Ehh, throw another inning on the pile.

Phillies Notebook: Phillies' All-Stars glad to be in fans in Phoenix | Philadelphia Daily News | 07/12/2011
Representing.

Phillies notes: Halladay may still get a week off
Fine by me.

Round About Baseball:

Yankees' second baseman Robinson Cano wins Home Run Derby at 2011 All-Star Game | MLB.com: News
Jose Cano: Masculinity's version of a pageant mom? Smile, baby, smile!

As Jeter Stays Away, Hurt Stars Show up in Arizona - ABC News
JETER TO FANS: DROP DEAD

Rooting for Yankees so easy, even a caveman can do it | Philadelphia Daily News | 07/12/2011
Reports from MLB's Clockwork Orange homage. Top men may be contacting Mike O'Hara to commission a definitive Lollygagger Index of major leaguers who don't run out ground balls.

Lotsa Minor League Updates after the jump...

Checking in on Phillies' top minor league prospects at midseason | Philadelphia Daily News | 07/12/2011
With Bello Garcia on the shelf for the year, I'm riding the Domingo Santana and Lisalberto Bonilla bus.

Rizzotti, R-Phils roll into break
Still on an active campaign to have Matt Rizzotti take the role of Keith Moreland in the 1980 Championship Video.

Colvin Has Break Out Night - Clearwater, FL Patch
9K, 3H, 1ER. Nice.

Cutters beat Mahoning Valley - SunGazette.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information - Williamsport-Sun Gazette
Kelly Dugan with a homer.

Galvis states his case again to make All-Star Game
How well Galvis does the rest of this year will have a lot to do with the haggling over the length of the next Rollins contract.

Phillies minor league All-Star catcher Erik Kratz thriving in Triple-A - Philadelphia Philadelphia Phillies | Examiner.com
Many a desert flower destined to bloom unseen. Dane Sardinha insurance. Sigh.