I am tired of putting Brad Lidge's picture at the top of my stories, so I reached down to just beyond recent memory to give an answer (LOL) to the quagmire that the Philadelphia Phillies closer situation has become. This Phillies pitcher, shown at right, won the Cy Young Award in 1987, when he recorded 40 saves, went 5-3 with a 2.83 ERA. This pitcher had 184 career saves. Who is he? I know, but I wonder if anyone know who he is or what the answer is to the Phillies back end of the bullpen. And can this guy come out of retirement? I don't think Phillies manager Charlie Manuel knows. Listen to his comments in Thursday, Sept. 24 Philadelphia Daily News story by David Murphy: "Him and Madson, that's what we've got in the back end of the bullpen right now," manager Charlie Manuel said. "He ...
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