Sunday, August 06, 2006

Jheri Curls and Mullets

Abreu Watch
Phils are playing well without him, and he's hitting .400 with the Evils...but he still hasn't gone long. He is now 41 games away from his last dinger. Steve Jeltz (apparently the only player besides John Olerud to take fielding practice with a ear-flapless batting helmet) laughs at his lack of power.
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Reading Phils
Saw the R-Phils play the Harrisburg Senators today. Wow, they suck. Unfortunately, I didn't get to see Segovia or Gonzalez as Allen Davis pitched for Reading. He's 30 years old and is not likely to ever see the clubhouse at The Cit. As for the lineup, it is pitiful. I'm not professing to be a minor league scout, but I would be surprised if any of those players ever play in the majors.
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Greg Golson
After hitting .220/.258/.333 with 107 strikeouts and 19 walks in 387 at-bats for low Class A Lakewood, the next logical move for the 2005 first-rounder is...a promotion to High A Clearwater. He's hitting .347-3-9 after 49 at-bats. Why not...
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Randy Wolf
What is with Randy Wolf making his return to the Phillies without a goatee or...heaven help us...his mullet. Unforgivable. Please, Randy, we here at WSBGM's love the mullet. It reminds of 1993. Bring it back...

Corey

10 comments:

GM-Carson said...

Carson, if you Google "steve jeltz" then click images, our pic is the third one. Being this closely associated to steve jeltz is probably the thing i'm most proud of in my entire life, and will dedicate a blog to its significance shortly, but i had to at least mention it now...

corey

GM-Carson said...

Dude, we're taking the blogsphere by storm, one bodacious picture at a time. Now if we could only convince everyone else that our blog rules! hahaha, good stuff my man, good stuff!

~Carson

GM-Carson said...

I think the next logical step in baseball fashion is the "Jew curl"...now that's awesome!

GM-Carson said...

By the way, "Jew Curl" is by no mean anti-semitic. Don't want to be considered a Mel Gibson up in here!

Whelkman said...

This thug Steve Jeltz had five career HRs, two of them in one game! Against Barry Bonds' Pirates, no less.

GM-Carson said...

Whelkman, you're always a welcome reader/commentor on our blog, but please don't call Steve Jeltz a "thug", and was a highly reputable pimp my brotha!

Whelkman said...

I'm pretty sure Burrell has long broken the pimpin' record for the Phillies, but, as usual, we have fallen far short of Derek Jeter's lead.

We still still have da pimp mastuh in Wilt Chamberlain, though.

GM-Carson said...

hey, don't forget that ol' school playa...Dickie Thon, that dude raked in the hunnies!

Los said...

Hey guys - I am a troubled Philly sports fan (as all of us are). Just stopped by your site - love the articles.

I have a quick question for you. I was thinking about this Lieberthal situation. There is no way he will ever be a Phillie again after this season, right? Do you guys think he'll be a starter in this league again? If not, do you think any team will even hire him at all (will this be his swan song)? He isn't much of a hitter anymore, he can't run, is terrible at calling a game behind the plate - I just can't see how he could possibly be picked up ... I'm guessing maybe an American League could use him as a backup catcher/part-time DH, maybe. Your thoughts?

GM-Carson said...

los- welcome to the blog...hope you come back for more.

Anyway, now to your question about Lieberthal's "swan song"...I doubt it. He is almost postively done as a Phillie after this season, but next year I could see a team picking him up to be a backup. He's not what you want in a backup catcher though, because they are usually defensive specialist and he is not. As far as DHing, he's not of the caliber of a Javy Lopez or Mike Piazza, so that remains ulikely too, but we'll just have to wait and see. I sure hope another club picks him up though, because that means less offense for them, ha!