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Lenny Dykstra Slapped With Fraud, Theft, Drug Charges

Other than 23 felony charges, just a regular day for ex-ballplayer

(Newser) - During his baseball career, Lenny Dykstra was known for his penchant for getting dirty, and now he's really having trouble staying clean. The former Mets and Phillies player was charged today with nearly two dozen felony counts of fraud, grand theft, and drug possession, reports the Los Angeles Times ... More »

Phillies Thwart Yankees, Rangers to Get Cliff Lee Back

Pitcher accepts late bid to return to his 2009 team

(Newser) - Phillies fans are rejoicing today as Cliff Lee, the left-hander who pitched for the team during the 2009 World Series, returned—giving the team one of the best rotations in history. Terms were agreed to late last night, an official tells the New York Times . The deal is believed to... More »

Giants Headed to World Series

Send Phillies home in nail-biter

(Newser) - The San Francisco Giants let it go right down to the wire last night, with Juan Uribe hitting a tie-breaking home-run with two outs in the eighth to hold off the Phillies and gain a World Series berth for the first time since 2002. "We had such a diversity... More »

Phillies' Roy Halladay Throws Historic No-Hitter

It's only the second in playoff history

(Newser) - Talk about a postseason debut. Roy Halladay threw the second no-hitter in postseason history, leading the Philadelphia Phillies over the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 in Game 1 of the NL division series today. Don Larsen is the only other pitcher to throw a postseason no-hitter. He threw a perfect game for... More »

Ballpark Puker Sentenced to 30 to 90 Days

Matthew Clemmens pleaded guilty to barfing on fellow Phillies fans

(Newser) - The New Jersey man who pleaded guilty to intentionally vomiting on fellow Phillies fans will serve 30 to 90 days in jail. Matthew Clemmens' sentence for assault, disorderly conduct, and harassment also includes 50 hours of community service, and the judge suggested at today's sentencing hearing that he spend that... More »

Toddler 'Swigs Beer' at Phillies Game

How quickly they grow up

(Newser) - The chain-smoking Indonesian boy might want to get together with the beer-swigging toddler Philliies fan and party—once, that is, the outcry dies down over their bad-habit videos. The latest double-take shot surfaced during a broadcast of the Phillies' loss to the Padres over the weekend, and shows an unidentified... More »

Philadelphia Ballpark Puker Pleads Guilty

NJ man intentionally vomited on family, admits to assault

(Newser) - The New Jersey man who intentionally vomited on a Philadelphia family during a Phillies game last month pleaded guilty today, KYW Newsradio reports . Matthew Clemmens, 21, tormented a man and his two daughters at Citizens Bank Park before declaring, "I need to do what I need to do. I'm... More »

Phillies Caught With Binoculars, Deny Sign Stealing

League reprimands team for use in bullpen

(Newser) - A good-ol'-fashioned baseball feud is in the works after the Colorado Rockies busted a Philadelphia Phillies coach using binoculars in the bullpen. They complained he was trying to steal signs, and the league today reprimanded the club. The war of words is awesome. "Out of line" said Rockies manager... More »

Phillies Fan Tasered After Running Onto Field

On-field Taser use a first for Phillies

(Newser) - For the first time in the history of the Philadelphia Phillies, and possibly Major League Baseball, a fan who ran onto the field was Tasered instead of wrestled to the ground. The teenage fan eluded police and security staff to run several loops in center field before an officer zapped... More »

Khaki-Clad Obama Throws Out First Pitch

Southpaw president leaves 'mom jeans' at home

(Newser) - President Obama drew some boos when he threw out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals' home opener today—he wore a White Sox cap for the occasion. After his "mom jeans" raised eyebrows when he did the first-pitch honors at last July's All-Star Game, Obama made a conservative... More »

Phillies Get Halladay; Lackey, BoSox Near Deal

Philly may also ship Lee to Seattle; Angels sign Matsui

(Newser) - Baseball’s hot stove was boiling mightily today, with the Philadelphia Phillies making the biggest news, reaching a deal to land Toronto right-hander Roy Halladay. That move could be part of a three-team trade, Jayson Stark hears, with Philadelphia sending left-hander Cliff Lee to Seattle. Toronto and Seattle would receive... More »

Yankees Claim 27th Title

Matsui's 6 RBI secure Game 6 win over Philadelphia

(Newser) - The New York Yankees are back in their rightful spot tonight, atop the baseball kingdom after beating the Philadelphia Phillies, 7-3, to win the World Series in six games. Hideki Matsui set a series record by driving in six runs, and left-hander Andy Pettitte was strong on short rest, allowing... More »

Want a Yankees Ticket? Shell Out $1,000

Sky high prices at Yankee Stadium are record for resellers

(Newser) - The average fan might need a loan to snap up one of the thousands of tickets available for tonight’s Game 6 of the World Series at Yankee Stadium. The cheapest seats are going for $550 online, the Daily News reports, but the online average is above $1,000. Resale... More »

Phillies Survive, Force Game 6

Philadelphia jumps on Burnett early, holds off late threat

(Newser) - The Philadelphia Phillies kept their title defense alive tonight, jumping on New York Yankees starter AJ Burnett early then hanging on late for an 8-6 victory in Game 5 of the World Series. The Phillies trail 3-2 in the best-of-seven matchup, and head back to New York for Game 6... More »

If Yanks Win, Thank Kate, Blame Macy's

Omens abound in countdown to Game 5

(Newser) - With the Yankees sitting on a 3-1 lead heading into tonight's World Series Game 5, there's already plenty of credit and blame to go around. Should New York defeat the Phillies, give a cheer for actress and Alex Rodriguez galpal Kate Hudson, David Wells writes for the New York Post.... More »

A-Rod Sheds Choke-Artist Rep

Onetime postseason washout comes through in, yes, the clutch

(Newser) - For years, the rap on Alex Rodriguez has been that despite his gaudy regular-season stats, he folded in the playoffs. His October performance nearly dispelled that rep, and his ninth-inning homer in last night's World Series Game 4 took him to a new level, Will Leitch writes: "He has... More »

A-Rod's Clutch Double Sparks 7-4 Game 4 Win

Damon's heads-up play drives Phillies to brink of elimination

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez hit a go-ahead, two-out double in the ninth inning off Brad Lidge and the Yankees beat the Phillies, 7-4, tonight in Philadelphia to claim a 3-1 lead in the World Series. Joba Chamberlain opened the door for the Phillies, yielding a homer to Pedro Feliz with two out... More »

Reversed HR Call for A-Rod Lifts Yankees

New York takes Game 3 over Philly, 8-5

(Newser) - The first instant replay call in World Series history did more than turn a double into a home run. It changed the whole game for Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees. Rodriguez's disputed shot started a big comeback and those powerful Yankees bats finally broke loose, backing Andy Pettitte... More »

A-Rod Sees Himself as Centaur

Ex-girlfriend spills to tabloid about his portraits

(Newser) - If ever-tolerant Philly fans show up to tonight's World Series game bearing images of centaurs, this might explain it: One of A-Rod's ex-girlfriends tells US Weekly that he's got "not one but two painted portraits of himself as a centaur." And, yes, they're hanging over his bed. Apparently... More »

Foul-Mouthed Ticket Scalper Talks Crime, Punishment

Time-wasting cops 'should be fired'

(Newser) - Adrian Chen found the ticket scalper with possibly the dirtiest mouth on the New York circuit and convinced him to do an interview for Gawker . He expounds on would-be sex-trading ticket buyer Susan Finkelstein, New York sports fans, and more:
  • On Finkelstein: "Every one of those cops should be
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