Saturday, August 05, 2006
Love & Hate
There seems to be a lot of warm fuzzy feeling and complete contempt floating around on this blog lately. I must admit that I'm feeling both, which is giving me this sorta funny tingly sensation in my balls...paging Dr. Shambaugh.
*Utley- hit streak stopped at 35, but you're still the man. I love the way he plays the game. He truly is the type of player that doesn't give a damn about a personal "chase" falling short because the club achieved the ultimate goal of winning.
*Howard- I absolutely have faith that this dude will break Schmidt's single season homerun record of 48...love to see him go 50+.
*Paulino & Coste- 2 rookie catchers that are playing far above expectations.
*Sanchez- keep hitting bro!
*Gonzalez- 19 save chances, 19 saves.
*Mets fans and more importantly New York fans in general- they had the audacity to boo Chase Utley when he came to the plate last night. I'm all for booing in most situations, but in this case it was completely classless!
*Lieberthal- this is a bit unfair, because he doesn't pencil his name into the lineup, but he's barely more than an adequate backup catcher at this point in his career. Not to mention he's blocking the path of Carlos Ruiz.
*Manuel- I've left him off the hook to easily of late. Just because the Phillies are winning does not mean he is managing better.
*Nunez- please, please, please make your playing time worthwhile!