Thursday, August 17, 2006
Break on through...
It's time the Phils break on through to the other side. The other side of .500 that is. As of today, their record stands at 59-60...about as middle-of-the-road as you can get. Since the Trade Deadline, Purge, Salary Dump, Awakening, or whatever you want to refer to that time as, the Phils have started to make believers out of their beleaguered fanbase. This may all end up being some colossal tease, but I for one am enjoying it. I'm just glad the games still mean something at this juncture. With that said, I will not fully jump on the Wild Card bandwagon until the Phils reach .500 then break that barrier for good for the season.
I believe in giving credit where credit is due. For example, the Safety Dance is the best song of all time! Around the Phillies blogsphere many have been referring to Jon Lieber as a fat, slobbish, donut-eatin'-Sunnabitch. Well, if he's fat, so am I, because we're pretty much the same size. And if he's chowing down on some pastries, I can commiserate...I have a soft spot for the sweets too, I believe they call them man-boobs. Over his last 3 starts, Lieber has pitched 24 innings and given up 3 earned runs...pretty damn good!
*Bribe- the Philadelphia police department and MLB front office are spearheading an investigation into the alleged bribing of opposing pitchers that face Abe Nunez. My gut feeling...he's guilty!
*Shoulders- Aaron Rowand has filed a missing persons report on his vanished shoulders. Hey, Aaron, I bet your neck ate them!
*Discrimination- Brian Sanches has complained to the Phillies brass that Ruben Amaro Jr. has been teasing him calling him "fake-o" and "poser", because of his lack of "z" on his name. Discrimination has no place in the world today, come Amaro, get with the times!