The Fightins'

Posts Tagged ‘Greg Dobbs’

What draws my admiration? What is that which gives me joy? Baseball! A man stands alone at the plate. This is the time for what? For individual achievement. There he stands alone. But in the field, what? Part of a team. Teamwork… Looks, throws, catches, hustles. Part of one big team. Bats himself the live-long day, Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and so on. If his team don’t field… what is he? You follow me? No one. Sunny day, the stands are full of fans. What does he have to say? I’m goin’ out there for myself. But… I get nowhere unless the team wins.

Posted by Mike Meech at 6:53 pm ET 28 Comments

Following his dramatic walkoff homer in the 10th inning against the Cardinals last night, Chooch Ruiz had the honor of speaking with Sarge after the game when Shane Victorino and Greg Dobbs took it upon themselves to each give Carlos a pie to the face. He’s so cute during interviews!

I couldn’t help but post it:

      Read More: , , ,
Posted by Dash Treyhorn at 12:35 am ET 7 Comments

Much like Jayson Werth, there was very little known about Greg Dobbs when he arrived in Philadalphia. Handpicked by Pat Gillick, who knew him from his days with Seattle, Dobbs arrived with no fanfare. However, he quickly made his presence known during spring training, where he was nicknamed “The Natural.”

In 2007, Dobbs proved to be a valuable asset to the team by becoming a solid left-handed bat off the bench and filling the void that was third base. When 2008 came around, Dobbs was once again the primary left-handed hitting bench player, but by now he solidified his spot as one of the top pinch hitters in all of baseball.

On the season, Dobbs would hit .355, with two home runs and 16 RBIs. He also set a Phillies single season record with pinch hits (22), passing former Phil Doc Miller, who collected 20 pinch-hits way back in 1913.

One of his hits off the bench, however, came on a Saturday afternoon against the Atlanta Braves, and it is our 6th biggest moment of the 2008 regular season.

The Phillies had taken an early lead against Braves starter Mike Hampton, and with Cole Hamels on the mound, the stage was set for an easy win.

But things didn’t turn out that way, as an uncharacteristically bad fourth inning by Cole, combined with two errors in the field, left the Phillies buried in a 9-3 hole.

Of course, these are the Phillies, and there is a reason they are called The Fightins. And in the fifth, they would show why.

With three straight hits to load the bases, Atlanta brought in lefty Royce Ring to face Ryan Howard, who promptly singled to cut the lead to four runs. After a sacrifice fly by Burrell and a single by Chris Coste, the Phillies found themselves trailing by two runs with Dobbs coming to the plate.

And with two runners on, Greg Dobbs showed a national audience what he did best: He launched a 1-2 pitch deep into the second deck in right field, giving the Phillies the 10-9 lead, which would go on to be the final score of the game.

After the jump, take a look at Dobbs’ monster shot…

Read more »

Posted by at 9:40 pm ET 5 Comments

The following video contains two separate clips of newswomen from Philly TV stations getting the customary champagne dousing after the Phillies punched their ticket to the World Series last night. Up first, Jamie Apody is back for her second go-round. This time the Action News reporter gets sprayed from the bottle of Jayson Werth. Next, the lovely Leslie Gudel of Comcast SportsNet fame is drenched by Chase Utley. Observe:

Notice the different styles of saturation used by the two Phillies. Jayson Werth employs an aggressive, “take that!” approach, while Chase goes with the much more subdued slow pour.

Both completely different; both equally as effective.

Also see:

Jamie Apody Experiences The Joy of Champagne Celebrations
Ladies and Gentlemen, Jade McCarthy

Posted by at 10:10 am ET 6 Comments

After the Atlanta Braves put up a 9-spot in the 4th inning against Hollywood Hamels, things looked bleak for the Phillies. And then, just one inning later, their bats came alive. Following RBI’s by Ryan Howard and Pat Burrell, Chris Coste made it a 2-run game with a cue shot off the end of his bat down the right-field line. That put runners at the corners with 2 outs for the best pinch-hitter in all the land, Greg Dobbs.

I’ll let Harry Kalas, in his first game back since eye surgery, take it from here:

      Read More: , , ,
Posted by at 7:48 am ET 5 Comments

MLB straight-up copied Chase's logoThe man is infallible.

When he’s not terrorizing NL pitching or sculpting that Top 25 physique of his, you can find Chase Utley conducting benefits with his wife Jennifer for the Pennsylvania SPCA. Such was the case yesterday, when the NL home run leader got a rare night off.

And if Chase doesn’t rest, neither do his teammates.

A number of Phillies, including Jimmy Rollins, Cole Hamels, Greg Dobbs and Brett Myers joined Chase for his first ever “Utley All-Star Animals Casino Night” benefit held at a club in downtown Philadelphia.

See for yourself. That is, if RedLasso doesn’t crap out on you (casino pun!):

(Watch the video after the jump, RedLasso slows the homepage down) Read more »

Visit The Fightins Store
R.I.P Harry Kalas