Philadelphia Sports News and Rumors

Phillies Bring Back Bowa, Mackanin; Joyner Leaves

The Phillies have filled two crucial roles on their coaching staff today with the long anticipated hiring of former Phillies player Larry Bowa as bench coach, and the more unexpected move of brining back Pete Mackanin to coach third base. Bowa, of course, served as manager after Terry Francona and was fired 2 days before [...]

Phillies to hold 11:30 AM Press Conference to Officially Name Ryne Sandberg Manager

The Phillies have called an 11:30 press conference, and it is presumably not to offer a free continental breakfast for the media. The announcement is expected to be that Ryne Sandburg will have the interim tag removed and be named the full time, official manager. Feed back from the players was considered as well as [...]

Phillies – Dodgers, Wild Thing, Bowa and more!

(MLB Network Analyst, Mitch Williams talks Phillies) (LA Dodgers coach and former Phillie, Lary Bowa) (Phillies beat writer Andy Martino looks at Phils – Dodgers) (Phillies beat writer Scott Lauber with a report from LA)

Who is Philly’s Most Popular Player?

Warning: After reading this column you will want to respond. You will not be able to control yourself. By Joe Mitchell Someday soon it will be over. The career of Brian Dawkins. Watch closely. Cherish these moments. You will tell your children and grandchildren about him. There will be, and have been, other great running [...]

Cheeks the Right Guy to Go…For Now

By Mike Gill The Sixers finally decided enough was enough.  GM Ed Stefanski pulled the plug on the Mo Cheeks era, ending an up-and-down run in the city he helped win the 1983 NBA Title.  However, Cheeks was never really beloved by the fans, like Larry Bowa was with the Phillies.  Neither in my opinion [...]

Act II: The Best and Worst in Philadelphia

by John Ryan With today’s signing of Theo Ratliff to a one-year contract, the 76ers have brought back an integral member of their group that led resurgence in the early part of this decade. Ratliff wasn’t the first (and won’t be the last) former athlete to come back to Philadelphia for a second go-round. Here [...]

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