Red Sox bats quieted by Phillies lefthander Cliff Lee - Sports - The Boston Globe
I'm a sucker for a great game story lede.
"I loved it," he said referring to his third-person "Cinco Ocho" nickname. "I loved the fact that I had to (settle down) Cinco there. His ego was getting in the way a little bit there. I probably went inside to Ortiz one too many times, maybe. But that was (Cinco’s) ego getting in the way. That’s just what I had to do. That’s just how it is, man."
The man is weird as birdseed.
But now we're going to find out whether that was a brief golden era or if the Phillies really are among the elite franchises. Because the big boys don't just polish that lonely trophy and accept a descent into mediocrity as inevitable.
Victorino ready for return to Philly
It's not what you think. He's just travelling with the team. But still: zOMG SHANF YO PINEAPPLE WELCOME BACK NO QUESTIONS ASKED
Shane Victorino knows he’s heard it all | Boston Herald
Shane speaks troof:
"Like I said, if I sit there and listen to every single opinion that’s made about me or read about every single article that’s written about me, I’d go nuts."
Phillies Notes: Mike Adams happy with his rough outing in return
The continuing saga of Adams' Rib.
Joey Votto at center of scouts vs. stats debate - MLB - Paul Daugherty - SI.com
h/t to @Eric_Lindros for this one. Votto would be great if he were more like Ryan Howard.
Greatest Discrepancies in Career Fielding - Beyond the Box Score
The continuation of the statistical leitmotif of trying to make sense of fielding stats. Of note: Jimmy Rollins, re-evaluated.
The Beastly NL Eastlies
Recap: Harvey be thy name - Amazin' Avenue
Real thrilling win last night for the Mets. If you're wondering when we get a hot young starter coming up, Ethan Martin was hit pretty bad last night. Butbut Pettibone Junction!
Evan Gattis and McCann launched back-to-back homers in the sixth off of Morrow.
Washington Nationals 9-3 Over The Baltimore Orioles In Nathan Karns' MLB Debut: Nats Hit Four Home Runs, Beat Os - Federal Baseball
Welcome to baseball after Memorial Day, where Organizational Depth takes over.
Fish Cap: Miami Marlins 6, Tampa Bay Rays 7 - Fish Stripes
Florida baseball is a thing that happened.
Phillies Minor League Report: Carlos Zambrano makes first rehab start with Threshers
Carlos the Inevitable pitched 4 1/3 innings, 3 H, 2 BB, 2 K. And you go, Larry "Fudgie" Greene! Get that feeling for going all the way around the bases. Your way.