SparkPeople Fightin Phillies Fans Team Messageboard The Phillies made it back to the playoffs for the first time since 1993 last season. This team has a good, young nucleus and hopes to repeat as NL East Champion. SparkPeople Fightin Phillies Fans Team Messageboard Amaro Jr Finally fired!! Thu, 10 Sep 2015 16:47:22 EST I'm Back Just saying hello again. I was more active on here in 2007-2008 when I lost 70 pounds in 8 months. Since then I put about 45 pounds back on. I reverted back to old bad habits but now I'm ready to regain my body and health. I would love to talk here or elsewhere and hopefully help motivate myself as well as others. 2015 is going to be my year!! Who else wants to reach their goals this year? <BR> <BR> Steve Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:38:33 EST 2013 Season Any predictions for the upcoming season? Wed, 6 Feb 2013 23:21:15 EST Ryan Howard Goes 2-4 in his return but the Phillies lose 5-0. Fri, 6 Jul 2012 22:52:37 EST Chase Utley Could be back as early as next week. Anyone getting excited about his return? Fri, 22 Jun 2012 16:21:28 EST April I'm glad this month end today because it wasn't a good month for our Fightin Phillies!! Mon, 30 Apr 2012 15:29:11 EST Hello Chad Qualls Phillies sign relief pitcher Chad Qualls. Our bullpen is starting to look pretty impressive. Thu, 2 Feb 2012 01:25:26 EST Hunter Pence signs a one year deal and will be back with the Phillies in 2012. Sat, 28 Jan 2012 00:03:58 EST Hello Juan Pierre He is a good base runner and not a bad fourth outfielder. Sat, 28 Jan 2012 00:03:02 EST Goodbye Lidge Brad Lidge signs with rival Nationals and joins Jayson Werth. He will be forever remember for his perfect season and for recording the final out of the 2008 World Series. Thu, 26 Jan 2012 13:42:22 EST Goodbye Valdez Valdez is traded to the Reds and joins Ryan Madson. Thu, 26 Jan 2012 00:05:58 EST Goodbye Madson Madson has officially gone to be with the Cincinnati Reds. Thoughts? Feelings? Wed, 11 Jan 2012 12:11:24 EST Phillies Christmas Gifts I got a Phillies hoodie and Phillies gloves!! Sun, 25 Dec 2011 14:33:01 EST MLB Off Season Moves (Post them here) Jose Reyes is a Marlin Thu, 8 Dec 2011 12:45:16 EST Off Season Moves Who is staying? Who is going? Who is being added to the team? Mon, 31 Oct 2011 01:14:24 EST POST SEASON -- Never gets old, does it?! 5th time in the last 5 years!! I think we'll be better positioned for a championship run because we've got much stronger pitching than we had last season. Doc AND Cliff AND Vanimal AND....should be interesting to see what rotation Charlie goes with this time... <BR> <BR> I can't wait to order my 5-peat t-shirt soon!! <BR> <BR> GO PHILLIES!!! Thu, 15 Sep 2011 20:34:23 EST Best city there is! I'm a huge Philly sports fan and I certainly love the Phillies! Best team in the league right now with four smokin' aces. Can't ask for more as a fan. Philly has the best fans and the best teams. I worked for the Reading Phillies for several summers and it was the best job I ever had. It's nice to see others who love the Phils on here too! Wed, 20 Jul 2011 23:54:30 EST Phillies Phans Rock! Hello to all of the Phillies Phans! My husband and I both love to watch the Phillies and have for several years. No other place that we have been seems to be as excited about their home team and so interested in each and every game. Would like to make some friends to share our love of the game and Spark People as well. Wed, 6 Jul 2011 20:51:50 EST Go Phillies! Woohoo! Hi, I'm a newbie here at this forum. Pretty much a newbie to Baseball too, and kinda "inherited" the Phillies a couple years ago from a sweetie (which happened to turn sour). But at least I still have the Phillies! <BR> <BR> I am a kitchen manager, live in Canada. Love Pennsylvania, only been there once so far. Just wanted to write a little into and say hi to all of you. <BR> <BR> Shirley Tue, 10 May 2011 17:01:46 EST Hi to all Phillies Fans I am restarting my weight loss pledge with a shout-out to all Phillies fans, the best fans in MLB. I hope to hear from other Phils fans as motivators and go along with the team all the way to the World Series! Thu, 17 Mar 2011 19:46:50 EST Born in Philly - Live in texas Just joined the group - I'm Denise. I was born in Philly but was transplanted to Texas when I was a child. Still root for the Eagles and the Phiilies - A high school friend of my twin sons was drafted by the Phillies and is currently in training in the minors - Keep watching for rookie left-handed pitcher Ryan Sasaki! Wed, 23 Feb 2011 09:38:19 EST Spring Training Challenge Pitchers and Catchers report to spring training on Monday Feb 14 and everyone else reports on Friday Feb 18. It is 1060 miles from Citizen's Bank Park to Bright Field House in Clearwater. Let see if we can make it there to catch some of Spring Training. <BR> <BR> Here is how this challenge works. Every minute of exercise will be one mile on the trip to Clearwater. You will add your milage to the person who posted ahead of you. Once we get to Clearwater I will figure out some place to vis... Thu, 10 Feb 2011 10:38:24 EST Merry Cliff-mas!! Well, looks like we Phillie fans got our Christmas present from Ruben and company a bit early this year! WOW, what a pitching rotation! Hard to believe that Cole will now be a #3 or #4 starter! A good problem to have! I'm sure there are those who would LOVE to have our rotation, especially the Yankees!! <BR> <BR> GO PHILLIES!! Wed, 15 Dec 2010 13:21:06 EST worth?? Is Jimmy Werth really worth all that money? and will he be missed....I say not to the money, I think it was his time to move on.But who will replace him? Im hopeing for Lee... <em>300</em> Mon, 6 Dec 2010 08:25:42 EST Halladay pitches No hitter Roy Halladay pitched a no-hitter in his first postseason appearance. In his last two stats, he has given up 2 hits over 18 innings!! That is insane. Wed, 6 Oct 2010 23:31:36 EST All Star Break Feeling pretty good (47-40)considering all the injuries and the lack of hitting. Halladay should have at least 13 wins by now. <BR> <BR> If past history continues the Phillies are a GREAT 2nd half team. We have a chance to beat up on the Central Division starting this Thursday. Jimmy Rollins and Carlos Ruiz are getting into a grove. Lets hope that the rest of the line up will follow. Sun, 11 Jul 2010 17:11:50 EST The Hurting Phils??? More injuries. Now Utley & Polanco are down. Would believe that the projected starting line up has only been use 7 times because of injury. We have been blessed the past two years but it has hit us hard this year. <em>198</em> Fri, 2 Jul 2010 04:55:04 EST Perfect Game!!!!! WooHoo!!! I was watching TV and MLB network came on with the Phillies game, I wondered why they started showing it part way through the game...then I saw that Halladay was pitching a perfect game. I watched the last two innings and was so nervous I could hardly stand it!! He did it.. the first Perfect game by a Phillie since before I was born!! Only a couple days before, but it was before. I think they made the right decision in bringing on Doc even though we lost Lee. <BR> <BR> Go Phill... Sat, 29 May 2010 21:34:23 EST Hello! Just joining the loyal phans and want to say HELLO! <BR> <BR> Wed, 21 Apr 2010 14:31:13 EST Spring 2010 Well, How about that first game with the Nationals. In the first two innings, I was thinking "I hope they pick things up" and sure enough, they broke out and performed beautifully!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tue, 6 Apr 2010 07:42:43 EST Hello Phellow Phans Hello everyone, <BR> I've been a member of the group for a while now, but never introduced myself. My name is Connie and have been a Phillies fan since the 60's. I used to see them at Connie Mack Stadium in the days of Richie Allen and Cookie Rojas. I've lived in No.Va. for over 40 years, but still love my Phillies. I root for the Nationals, but only when it helps out the team. Good luck to you all on your journey and hope to see you around. <BR> <em>60</em> Sun, 7 Feb 2010 12:03:23 EST Just joined the team! Good morning Phillies Phans!!! <BR> <BR> I have been a Phillies Phan my whole life...for as long as I can remember. I have a cousin who taught me all about baseball and his teams were the Phillies and the yes, I am a Yankees fan...don't throw anything at me yet!! I waited my entire life for last year's World Series and I always said that I would root for the Phils if it happened. Finally it did, and I did...I am still happy cause I have a winning team, but I would have been mu... Sun, 7 Feb 2010 11:06:57 EST Facebook I'm Stephen Stoughton. Feel free to add me and we can talk about Spark and our team. <BR> <BR> Please add your information to this thread. Wed, 3 Feb 2010 19:09:22 EST Phils in 2010!! Greetings to all my fellow Phillies fans. I'm stuck out here in Kansas City (the Royals are my AL team) but thankfully have a TON of relatives in the Philadelphia area, and now an AWESOME SP group! <BR> <BR> Spring Training is a month away! With the addition of Doc, I see another NL pennant on the horizon, but this year, let's go ALLLLL the way!! <BR> <BR> R.I.P. Harry!! Mon, 18 Jan 2010 17:50:36 EST pitching changes What are your feelings about the pitching changes going on? Sounds like the deal is done! I have mixed feelings but I usually do when they are getting rid of someone that I consider good. I asked my son if he thinks its a good thing - he wanted Halladay but not necessarily at the loss of Lee. He said we'll have to wait and see and he'll tell me what he thinks after next season:) Tue, 15 Dec 2009 20:44:56 EST Good - bye to Pedro Feliz Sounds like we have to say good-bye to Pedro Feliz. Not sure how I feel about that. Wed, 9 Dec 2009 09:41:45 EST Pedro I saw on ESPN that Pedro Martinez is planning on pitching next season. Don't know if that means for us or not since I understand he is a free agent now if I'm not mistaken. It's kind of hard for me to keep up on things once the season is over. Tue, 17 Nov 2009 08:38:46 EST gold gloves How about those gold gloves and the silver slugger awards. Go Phillies!!!!!!!!! Sat, 14 Nov 2009 09:08:05 EST They still need us! The Phillies season may be over but they still need our support and for us to gear up for next season just as they have to! I keep thinking about Stairs and his journey back to Maine to play on his hockey teams. He is probably there already having a good time! Until next time..... Mon, 9 Nov 2009 09:38:15 EST withdrawal Oh wow, No game tonight! I will go through withdrawal! I'm disappointed that they didn't make it a second year but I'm so happy they didn't let the Yankees run all over them or sweep them! At least they had to play almost to the end! Who knows - maybe next year but I hope they get their pitching figured out. GO PHILLIES! Thu, 5 Nov 2009 07:51:19 EST nail biters every night! One thing I can say for the Phillies is that they are keeping us entertained!!! You can't walk away from the tv for very long because something is bound to happen - good or bad!! I don't think I've had a night yet where I wasn't sitting on the edge of the couch and holding my breath! I'm so glad they won last night because it was my son's 24th bday and he is an extreme Phillies fan so it wouldn't have been very good for him if they would lose the whole thing on that day!! Go Phillies!! <e... Tue, 3 Nov 2009 08:40:47 EST last night's game So, last night I took a nap to make sure I could stay awake for the whole game. It didn't turn out the way I wanted but that's ok. Yankees will go down again tomorrow night and I will be there to see it! Go Phillies!! Fri, 30 Oct 2009 08:46:37 EST hey everyone hi im pretty new on sparkpeople but have been a lifelong philliesfan since i was born i grandfather luved the phillies and ever since he died in 2003 i have been praying and wishing that they would win and here in 2009 could be the 2nd in a row...WOOHOO!! LUV YA PHILS!! keep up the good work..i wanted to go to a game for the series but didnt have enough money to go Wed, 28 Oct 2009 18:21:04 EST where are all the fans? Ok, where are all the fans? This is a great year especially going along with last year. Tonight is the night!!!!!! Wed, 21 Oct 2009 18:47:29 EST Friday night's game Ok, so last night wasn't so great but they can't win them all! Sunday is another day and I will be in front of the tv to cheer them on!!!!! Not sure what Utley's trouble was last night but it didn't seem like he was totally in the game. I think they have to be careful because the Dodgers want this. Sat, 17 Oct 2009 08:27:21 EST another nail biter Ok, that was another nail biter!!! They better pick it up and look a little better than they have been if they want to go all the way. Small mistakes can make a big difference! I'm sooooo happy though that they are on their way - one step closer! Tue, 13 Oct 2009 08:35:02 EST What a game! What a game it was last night!! With the cancellation of Saturday's game, I couldn't wait till last night's game. I stayed up for the whole thing and when Charlie put Lidge in, I was not happy and almost went to bed because I didn't think I could watch!!! Hard on the nerves but a great victory! <em>300</em> Mon, 12 Oct 2009 09:30:46 EST first playoff game How about that first game with the Rockies?? Great!! It is time for them to do this two years in a row - and face the Yankees to do it!!!!!! My husband is a Yankees fan, of course!! I was a fan ever since I can remember. My Dad was a fan and we didn't have tv at home so we listened on the radio all the time! Whenever we went to visit my Grandpa on a Sunday, he was listening on a radio. He wouldn't even come out of his room to visit with us! I just have a feeling it is going to be gre... Thu, 8 Oct 2009 08:45:54 EST hey all! Hi! I'm Kate...I'm new to the whole sp thing but its been great so far. I'm definitely a Phillies fan...have been since I was little =) so I thought I'd stop by and say hello. <BR> <BR> GO PHILS!!! Fri, 2 Oct 2009 08:44:49 EST newbie Hi. My name is Bud. I am from south jersey and am a Phillies fan. I started on SP in July. I know some of you from the Eagles site. GO PHILS. Bud <em>243</em> Thu, 6 Aug 2009 14:55:46 EST 7 run 9th!! What a comeback last night. The Phillies were down 3-0 going into the 9th scored Seven times including a Victorino grand slam and an Utley solo Home run. Huge win considering that it was against the first place Marlins. <BR> <BR> Go Phillies!!! Sat, 25 Apr 2009 10:46:15 EST Hello! I've loved the Phillies since I was little, I used to watch games with my mom (though not nearly as much then as I do now). I try to go to games as often as financially possible, my most recent live game being Friday, 4/17/09. Hope to get my mom and nephews to some games this summer. Won't be the same without Harry the K, though. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of the team! Wed, 22 Apr 2009 16:19:48 EST Will you be at the Memorial this came from espn Kalas died from heart <BR> <BR> news services <BR> <BR> WASHINGTON -- Autopsy results show that longtime Phillies TV and radio broadcaster Harry Kalas died from heart disease. <BR> <BR> NFL Films takes a look back at the career of legendary broadcaster Harry Kalas. <BR> A spokeswoman at the Washington, D.C., chief medical examiner's office said Kalas, who died Monday, had high blood pressure and suffered from atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. The disease, in which plaque b... Thu, 16 Apr 2009 09:49:20 EST Team Challenges Would people like me to come up with some team challenges? Baseball Season is back and the weather is getting nice. <BR> <BR> Steve Tue, 14 Apr 2009 01:18:14 EST Harry Kalas OMG, I can't believe that Harry Kalas died - the 2nd half of the famous Harry and Whitey duo. His voice will really be missed. Mon, 13 Apr 2009 15:46:16 EST March Madness Brackets If you like filling out brackets, Join my Group: <BR> <BR><BR>m/t1/register/joinprivategroup_assign_<BR>team?GID=19081&P=march <BR> <BR> Steve <BR> Wed, 4 Mar 2009 16:24:13 EST Hello!! I can't beleive that I found this on SP. I hope to be able to talk to others about my fav team. I just ordered the baseball pkg thru directv, and hope to watch lots of games...this is so Cool!!! Wed, 4 Mar 2009 12:00:05 EST Predictions Predict this years record and how far they will go in the playoffs. Sat, 28 Feb 2009 16:13:17 EST New to the Group I am originally from New Jersey. Love all the Teams from Philly. Amazing what the Phillies did this year. I am married with 3 kids. I just wanted to say hello Thu, 22 Jan 2009 19:40:07 EST MLB Network Have you watched the new MLB Network? I think it is great and it is quickly becoming one of my favorite channels. Wed, 14 Jan 2009 11:10:06 EST Me, Too! Whoa ... this is great! I've been a Phils fan for so long that I can't stand it! One of my earliest memories is of sitting in my grandparents backyard listening to the Phillies along with my father and grandfather. This was way back in the day of the Whiz Kids. I survived the '64 collapse and came away an even stronger phan! Sat, 3 Jan 2009 17:02:19 EST Are you sad to see Pat Burrell go? With the signing of the new left outfielder, the Phillies are not going to sign Pat Burrell. But he's so cute and I don't think he wants to leave. Mon, 15 Dec 2008 09:12:30 EST New Hi. I'm Chris. I'm not new to SP but I'm new to this team. Even though I now live in Hampton Roads VA, I'm from the Philly area. <BR> Go Phils! <em>236</em> <em>283</em> Thu, 23 Oct 2008 07:58:04 EST NLCS I think this series could go either way. I am going down to the game tomorrow night and I was also at game 1 of the NLDS. I can't wait to hear the place erupt when the phillies take the field!! <BR> <BR> Go Phillies!! Wed, 8 Oct 2008 16:30:07 EST 2008 NL EAST CHAMPS!!! What a great weekend to be a Phils fan! <BR> <BR> The game was AMAZING when we clinched. It was scary at the end, don't get me wrong! We all knew what could possibly happen, and it was awesome. <BR> <BR> Bring on the Brewers! Mon, 29 Sep 2008 10:49:07 EST Hi, I'm also a Philllies fan! Hi, I'm Ann and I am a HUGE phillies fan. Have been since around 1976. So, you know I've had my share of disappointing seasons but I LOVE the Phils. Always will. I get to about 30 games a year and will always cheer on our team. I'm obsessed some people say but that's okay! I'd love to get to know other Phils fans Mon, 1 Sep 2008 10:58:32 EST Eating healthy at the ballpark Hi all! I just started Spark a week ago and am new to this team. I was wondering if anyone could help me. I am heading to the game tomorrow afternoon at Citizens Bank Park and tailgating. Are there any healthy choices for food? Any tips for staying on plan when I know all I really will want is a beer and a hot dog? Wed, 6 Aug 2008 16:59:16 EST New to the Group Hey everyone, just joined today. This site is awesome and the phils are doing well this season too. They kept their NL EAST lead but they need to step up their game if they wanna keep it for the rest of the season Wed, 16 Jul 2008 12:27:52 EST Hi Im New Hi, Im new to this team, but not new to SP. I am a die hard Philly Fan all the way around. I might not be from here originally but I did throw a hotdog at a montreal fan when the Flyers played game 3. So anyway. Go Phils. Tue, 27 May 2008 20:06:07 EST Opening Day I am going out on a limp and predicting a Phillies win! Thu, 27 Mar 2008 19:53:14 EST Check In Let everyone know how you are doing in this thread. Mon, 24 Mar 2008 16:52:00 EST Eaton Sucks!! I can't take watching him TRY to pitch anymore. Mon, 10 Mar 2008 00:45:47 EST Howard Wins It was NOT a surprise to me that Howard won his case and received the $10 million dollars. He is still being underpaid. Rowand is making $12 million a year for five year which means Howard should be making between $15 and $18 million a season. I don't understand why the phillies yanked him around. He is a great player who has contributed A LOT to the success of this team. Fri, 22 Feb 2008 15:27:39 EST Kendricks Prank I thought this was hilarious. For those of you that don't know the philles told Kendricks he was traded to Japan for a japanese pitcher. Everyone was in on it including Manuel, Amaro, his agent and his teammates. Not sure how this will help the team this season but it was pretty funny nonetheless. Wed, 20 Feb 2008 21:02:17 EST Any Predictions I think this team can win 90 games. Fri, 15 Feb 2008 15:41:50 EST Offseason Thoughts I like the addition of Lidge and Jenkins but what else are they going to do? They lose Rowand who was grossly overpaid by the Giants. I really don't see this as an improved team at this point. Helms is still a liability at first and the bullpen has a lot of questions just as the rotation does. Thu, 24 Jan 2008 01:19:15 EST