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David Murphy: Phillies’ success isn’t tanking, and it never was – it’s a youth movement

It wasn't long ago that the Phillies found themselves facing some serious allegations from folks who insisted that their rebuilding effort amounted to "tanking." From the ESPN airwaves to the pages of the local papers, a small but vocal contingent of pundits and press insisted that what teams such as the Phillies were doing was little different from the "processes" of NBA teams that generated so much consternation in that sport. It's an interesting conversation to revisit in light of recent events, specifically something that occurred late last week.

Oldest living MLB player talks about pitching to Hall of Fame hitter Ted Williams

Fred Caligiuri, 99, pitched to MLB Hall of Fame hitter Ted Williams during Williams' .400 batting season. Caligiuri, shares that experience as well as his perspective on being the oldest living former Major League Baseball player.