Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Say "good-bye" to Scranton Wilkes-Barre after this year and "hello" to North of the Border. That's right, the Phils Triple A team will reside for one season in Ottawa, Canada. While a stadium is being readied for an Allentown home for the Lil' Phils in '08, they'll partake of some Molson and bacon in the '07 season. This is a very strategic plan by the Phillies owners and Pat Gillick. Why? Well, they can now easily put blame on Canada when the Phillies fail to make the post season yet again. Canada has produced fine people over the years Shania Twain, Jim Carrey, Larry Walker, Jason Bay, Phils prospect Scott Mathieson, and of course the famous porn star Peter North. However, I'm sorry to report that our friendly neighbors to the North are player-hating bastards! That's right, they want to steal American's glory and become the powerhouse of the world...but enough with politics. Bottom line, Phils being summoned from Triple A next season to join the parent club will have a longer journey.
Wads of Bliss:
*#48- Howard is now tied with my main man Michael Jack Schmidt for the all-time Phillies single season homerun record...and still has about 30 games to go!
*.5- that's all the further the Phils are from tasting the Wild Card lead.
*Loss- thanks Ryan Franklin for allowing your new schmuck of a new the Reds to lose last night.
*Nunez- finally broke his 0-fer!
P.S. I don't really hate Canada, the opportunity was just too perfect to pass up.