Monthly Archives: October 2009

Cole Hamels Hates Grenades

 

Between fighting in digital wars, raising a new child and making sure his hair looks perfect at all times, it’s no wonder Hamels focus seems to drift occasionally.

 

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Ryan thought it was funny...

 

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Flu Bug Hits Phillies Clubhouse

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"Relax guys, I got this..."

Personally, I blame the recent spread of those “Ill” Phillies shirts and NeeKo’s Jay-Z remix “Ill state of mind” this is all way to ironic for me to handle. NeeKo is far less rapper far more fortune-teller.

I wish I was kidding, but it may not be the Bronx Bombers that are the Phillies biggest enemy right now. A nasty flu bug is sweeping through the clubhouse. Pinch hitter Greg Dobbs was sent home prior to game 2, to stay away from the club in hopes to stop the spread but recent reports tell us that it may have been too late.

Among those reported to be in an ill state of mind are, Pedro Martinez who said he was feeling under the weather during his game 2 start, reliever Chad Durbin, outfielder Jayson Werth and scariest of all tonights game 3 starter Cole Hamels, who was reported sick by NBC10 this morning.

This is only the names that the media has mentioned, skipper Charlie Manuel has refused to go into any more detail about the team’s health status.

“There are some guys that have had some flu symptoms or had the flu, but I don’t know how we’re going to deal with that. We got to play…There’s no sense in me sitting here running down who’s sick and who’s not and all this stuff. … We don’t want everybody to know what’s going on.”

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Cliff Lee Is A Ninja

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Gif file from LSUFreak at the sporting blog

This pretty much exemplifies exactly how I feel about Clifton Phifer Lee this morning. Changing speeds, pinpoint control and literally not an ounce of worry. That last night, may have been the greatest pitching performance in Phillies history.

By the way in case you were wondering what a “spiked curveball” was that Tim McCarver alluded to last night…it’s an overhand knucklecurve and Cliff Lee apparently has a blackbelt in throwing it for strikes.

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Phillies Phans Win At The Internet

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Checking AJ Burnett’s wikipedia page tonight…link

New York Yankees (2009-present)
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On October 9, 2009, Burnett made his postseason debut in a win against the Minnesota Twins in Game 2 of the American League Divisional Series, in which he earned a no decision. On October 17, he pitched a no decision in Game 2 of an American League Championship Series win against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Burnett is about to get pasted by the Phillies in Game 2 of the 2009 World Series.

Pure and Epic win…

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Phan Desperate For Series Tickets

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More than likely not the craiglist lady...

Story excerpt from Philly.com

Some fans will do anything to go to the World Series.

Bensalem police said they arrested a Philadelphia woman Tuesday after she offered to perform various sex acts to an undercover officer in exchange for tickets.

According to police, Susan Finkelstein, 43, posted an ad on Craigslist that read:
“DESPERATE BLONDE NEEDS WS TIX (Philadelphia)
“Diehard Phillies fan—gorgeous tall buxom blonde— in desperate need of two World Series Tickets. Price negotiable— I’m the creative type! Maybe we can help each other!”

An undercover officer responded to the ad, police said, and arrested Finkelstein after she made her offer.
Finkelstein, of the 900 block of St. Bernard’s Street, was charged with soliciting prostitution and related offenses. A court date has yet to be determined, police said.

 

The one actual woman on Craigslist and she get’s locked up…how sad.

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WFC Defend Their Title Tonight

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Phillies vs Yankees, the dream series begins tonight at 7:57 in the Bronx.

Phillies shortstop/fortune-teller Jimmy Rollins predicted that this would be the matchup in the Spring and yet again the smooth fielding sage was dead on. On television yesterday Jimmy stated that he believes the series “will go 6 games…if the Phillies are nice.”

The New York Post yesterday, pushed their cards all in with a controversial cover featuring an absolutely terrible photoshop of Shane Victorino sporting a dress.

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White girl legs?

No matter what horrendous photo edits and insults the New York media wants to throw at Philadelphia and the defending champs, they can’t touch these untouched shots of Alex Rodriguez…

 

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What hetero guy doesn't kiss himself in the mirror?

 

 

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Who doesn't let dude's oil them up in the park?

 

 

 

 

 

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No Suspension For Richards

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Well you can’t say you didn’t see this coming. Last night the NHL officially outlawed physical play.

With just under 5 minutes remaining in the second period, Flyers captain Mike Richards laid a clean but vicious shoulder check into Florida Panther forward David Booth. The collision appeared to knock Booth unconscious on impact and sent him crashing face first onto the ice. He was carted off and spent the night at University of Pennsylvania Hospital for observation and was reported to have had movement in all his extremities.

After the impact, the NHL and it’s officials took over…

They could not call an elbowing penalty because clearly Richards had his arm tucked tightly to his side.

They could not call a charging penalty because Richards did not leave his feet nor did he even stride into the hit.

No, they called a 5 minute major penalty and a game misconduct for Interference…that’s right hockey fans there is such a thing as a 5 minute major for interference now in this castrated league. That call would imply that Richards interfered with a player who never had possession of the puck. Being that David Booth had the puck and dished it about a foot to his left, about a second before he got crushed would tell me an interference penalty is just not possible in that situation, but what do I know.

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Booth is admiring his pass bent down looking to his left. Richards backchecking on the play, keeps his elbow down and leans up on impact. His feet stay on the ice and he falls down after the collision.

Remember Mike Richards is just under 6ft tall and Booth is 6ft even, so for Richards shoulder to connect with Booth’s chin clearly tells you that Booth had his head down. Which is the first thing you are taught in high school when you start playing in full contact leagues NOT to do. Just ask Eric Lindros if that is a good idea. Hall of fame defenseman, Scott Stevens made a career out of similar hits.

Florida General Manager Randy Sexton expressed a strong opinion last night about the hit…

“I thought it was a late hit and I thought it was a dirty hit, He tracked him from behind and you could see it clear he put his shoulder right to his face, to his head,and then he followed through… there is no place in the game for that.”

Flyers GM Paul Holmgren had a wonderful rebuttal.

“It was a good hit,” Holmgren said. “I don’t see how they can (suspend him). Mike was doing his job. He was back tracking, he caught up to the play. His feet never left the ice. David Booth turned his head or it would have been a shoulder on shoulder hit. It’s a physical game and sometimes these things happen. Randy Sexton should watch more hockey games.

Thumbs up for Homer, shockingly it was announced just a few moments ago that Richards would not be suspended. Im not gonna lie, I’m very surprised that for once the league made the right decision.

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