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Connor Brogdon excited for ‘second top moment in my baseball career’

SAN FRANCISCO — Connor Brogdon’s favorite thing he’s done in his baseball career is somewhat easy to guess: pitching in the World Series last fall. His second favorite will take place on Monday night. Brogdon will be the Phillies’ opener in the series opener against the San Francisco Giants. It won’t be the first start of his career, but it’ll be the most special: He’ll make it at Oracle Park, where Brogdon regularly attended games while growing up in Clovis, Calif. “I think it’s probably the

New Phillies catcher Garrett Stubbs may prove to be an ideal fit in Philadelphia – Phillies Nation

Analyzing things strictly through a developmental lens, right now is a particularly good time to be Garrett Stubbs. A 2015 eighth-round draft pick out of the University of Southern California, Stubbs, 28, was traded from the Houston Astros to the Philadelphia Phillies for outfielder and 2021 10th-round pick Logan Cerny earlier this offseason — and it seems like he’s walking into an optimal situation. Stubbs’ new manager, Joe Girardi, caught in the big leagues for 15 years. Stubbs’ new organiza

The kicker masquerading as a linebacker: Inside Parker Lewis’ eventful — and successful — start to the 2021 season

Parker Lewis took his spot a few steps behind Colorado’s 40-yard line, preparing to attempt his third field goal of the game Saturday in Boulder. Let’s not overdramatize the stakes: It was a relatively low-pressure kick. USC already led by two scores, and the Buffaloes had been able to muster almost nothing on offense to that point. A second-half comeback felt exceedingly unlikely, regardless of the kick’s veracity. Lo and behold, USC ended up winning by 23 points.
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