Flu Bug Hits Phillies Clubhouse


"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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4 responses to “Flu Bug Hits Phillies Clubhouse

  1. Yeah

    Michael Jordan dropped 38 points and led the Bulls to victory in game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals with the flu.

  2. Bob

    Get back to me when MJ has the flu, drops 38 and leads his team to victory in the finals when they are held outdoors in the rain with temps varying between thirty degrees then as high as seventy (eighties during the LCS in L.A.) in games lasting between three to five+ hours (including rain delays and players standing around in this weather waiting for the Yankees’ slow pitchers), usually ending around midnight with a time change (what would have been close to one a.m. the previous nights) and the rest of the city having an H1N1 flu pandemic. If you haven’t had this flu then it’s hard to gauge what it does to you when competing in these conditions. Let’s not overlook the fact that MJ got favorable calls from the refs most of the time as well (ask Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley, Larry Bird or any number of players and coaches of the time their opinion if you dispute that). How do you think this series would be if the Phils received the baseball equivalent of three steps to the basket and phantom fouls when other players breathed on them?

    Why are championship games being played late at night in November on the East Coast anyway (not to mention a playoff game that is snowed out in October in Denver)? This shows a total disregard for the players’ health and little to no chance of providing the best conditions for playoff and championship games in a sport that is primarily played outdoors in Summer weather, where speed, base stealing and defense, is hampered to one team’s detriment. Historically, World Series games were played during the daytime in September and early-to-mid October not late night games in November.

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