Phillies' Utley says he'll return this season

The Phillies are hoping Thome, who played first base in four Minor League Spring Training games, can play once or twice a week at first while Ryan Howard recovers from left Achilles surgery. That will be no small task, considering that Thome is 41

There is now a direct link between Terrell Owens and Ryan Howard and a direct link between Donovan McNabb and Chase Utley. For Owens and Howard, the link is a South African foot specialist based in Baltimore named Mark Myerson. For McNabb and Utley,

Ryan has a bike check with some good photos and an interview up here. He says that he loved plastic pegs when he put them on, but that he is now back on metals although he keeps a set of Butcher pegs in the car. Check it:

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Ryan Howard is working out without a boot on his left foot. The 2006 NL MVP fielded grounders while sitting on a stool Thursday and wasn't wearing the protective boot on the field for the first time since a setback three weeks