Ryan Howard RUMORS & NEWS

  • Man who threw beer bottle at Howard turns himself in

    Philly Voice "The man who allegedly threw an aluminum beer bottle at Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard earlier this month turned himself in to Philadelphia police on Friday. Sidney Smith, 21 of Wilmington, Delaware, was issued a summary citation for disorderly conduct and released by police at..." June 13

  • Philadelphia Phillies Looking for Fan Who Threw Bud Light Lime Bottle at Ryan Howard

    The Big Lead "A Philadelphia Phillies fan has disgraced the city and brought all Philadelphia fans into disrepute again, for drinking a Bud Light Lime. Also, for throwing said Bud Light Lime bottle at Ryan Howard during his pinch-hit appearance on Saturday. According to Philly.com, Howard described it as..." June 06

  • Ryan Howard says a Phillies fan threw a beer bottle at him during Saturday's game

    Allentown Morning Call "Ryan Howard's performance this year has left Phillies fans, as well as Howard himself, frustrated. But one fan took that frustration to a whole new level following Saturday's game when Howard made the final out by grounding out after pinch-hitting in a 6-3 loss to the Brewers. As Howard..." June 05

  • Phillies bench Ryan Howard for at least the next 3-4 games

    Hardball Talk "Phillies manager Pete Mackanin had “an adult conversation” with first baseman Ryan Howard, telling the veteran that he would be on the bench for at least the next three or four games, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Tommy Joseph will be in the starting lineup for each of those..." June 01

  • Phillies to cut Ryan Howard's playing time

    The Good Phight "It appears as though the end is near for long-time Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard. We've seen this coming for a while now. As Howard continued to struggle (his .154 batting average and .219 on-base percentage rank 188th out of 188 MLB players with at least 150 plate appearances) it's become..." May 30

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    Ryan Howard is not in Phillies camp today. He is meeting with MLB investigators re the Al Jazeera report, according to source

  • Ryan Howard meeting with MLB officials about PED allegation

    CSN Philly "Ryan Howard is not in the Phillies' lineup for a sixth straight day on Thursday, but his absence is not related to his recent bout with the flu bug that has swept camp. Howard, according to a person with knowledge of the situation, is meeting with officials from Major League Baseball’s..." March 10

  • Philly columnist writes open letter to Ryan Howard begging him to retire

    Philly.com "OPEN LETTER to Ryan Howard: Dear Ryan: I love you. Most Philadelphia baseball fans still love you, but some feel you are close to overstaying your welcome. Retire, Ryan. Please. You are one of two remnants of the glorious 2008 championship team that ended Philadelphia's humiliating,..." February 26

  • Why Cliff Lee escaped the Ryan Howard-level of criticism

    CSN Philly "On Tuesday, the day it came out that Cliff Lee was probably retiring, I got two emails about the former ace left-hander the Phillies are still paying. The first argued that it was a disgrace Lee didn't offer back to the Phillies the $25 million he made in 2015 and the $12.5M buyout he's due in..." February 25

  • Ryan Howard not happy with media at press conference

    The Good Phight "Ryan Howard stood up to leave his first spring training press conference of the year. "All right guys," he said to the gathered media. "Let's have a good year." This was after an awkward few minutes in which the 36-year-old first baseman, entering his 13th year with the Phillies, seemed prickly..." February 23

  • MLB asks USADA to assist in Al Jazeera PED investigation

    SB Nation "The Al Jazeera PED documentary story has taken yet another turn, as Major League Baseball has enlisted the assistance of the US Anti-Doping Agency in its investigation of the documentary's claims. MLB hopes to find out if players Ryan Howard and Ryan Zimmerman received banned drugs, as was..." January 27

  • Expect Ryan Howard to be riding the pine against lefties in 2016

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday Phillies manager Pete Mackanin spoke to the media for the first time in 2016, and he made a point of saying that your reputation and your salary will have little bearing on how much playing time you get this coming season. Rather, if you hit, you will play. It’s that simple. That goes..." January 20

  • Ryan Howard files defamation lawsuit against PED accuser

    CSN Philly "Ryan Howard has backed up his threat. He is suing the Al Jazeera network. The Phillies' slugger filed a defamation suit Tuesday night in Federal District Court in Washington, D.C. The suit was filed against the Al Jazeera network and two reporters who worked on a documentary that connected..." January 06

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