Saturday, July 29, 2006
Somewhere over the rainbow
Milwaukee thank you for ridding me of David Bell's greasy, H-Mo hairstyle and horrific play for the remainder of this season. At the end of Bell's rainbow is an I.O.U. to the 4 years he depraved me of spirit from the hot corner and his lover Lance Bass. Brewers- consider this your payback for derailing the Phillies season. Remember way back when to mid-May following the Phillies amazing, almost dream-like, 13 out of 14 streak...I do. Well, following that scorching streak of lucky baseball came a series in the Brewery Capital of America, and the Phillies managed to lose games to the Brewers in the late innings and I went on record as to saying, "this kills the morale of a team and certainly does not bode well for the rest of the season". And that is how I got my other alias of Drama Queen, because other bloggers with far superior intelligence to mine said that I was being overly pessimistic and a downer, and couldn't see that this squad has what it takes to compete for the entire season. Well dumbasses, looks like I was right...yet again!!!
Anyway, now with Bell gone "No Hit" Nunez moves into starting at 3rd...yuck! This is not permanent in my estimation. The Phillies have plenty of more moves to make before Monday's trade deadline and hopefully Gillick will do so. Lidle is 99.9% gone. I'm hoping my boy Scales gets called up from Scranton to man 3rd. Or I'd be happy with Ruiz coming up to catch and Coste-to-Coste playing 3rd. Thurston also deserves a call up to be backup middle infielder down the stretch run of the season.
*The Pirates have yet to make a move but will. I'm hoping Littlefield does the right thing and only trades people that he should and needs to. Roberto Hernandez is getting a lot of interest and should be shopped for the best package. Randa should just be given away. I still think with some intelligent trades and offseason moves that the Buccos can be a vastly improved team next year, which shouldn't be hard considering their current record.
By the way, does anybody else wonder why the Phillies are asking so much for Bobby Abreu? I used to like him, and still do in a way, but his skills are obviously diminishing rapidly, almost game to game. So, deal him to any taker and hope they eat his salary and you can get something in return. Really, there comes a time when on base percentage becomes over rated and that time is now!!!
Also- to all those baseball knowledge gods that claimed Brett Myers wouldn't be able to succeed again in Philly and were demanding his trade from the club...once again dumbasses! After a while it has to suck to be wrong a lot of the time.