Friday, August 04, 2006

Phillies Phlashback Phridays: Joe Boever


Welcome to the 1st official Phillies Phlashback Phriday. We will be showcasing a past Phillie each Friday for simple reasons of fun and nostalgia. Note that these players won't necessarily be of statistical merit, rather mere amusement. The first player of the series: Joe "Leave it to" Boever.

Joe Boever should be remembered for an amazingly groomed porn 'stache. I love leafing through old baseball cards and coming across a dude that is distinguishable from a certain era...aka late 80's early 90's in this case. A look back over this man's career and nothing astonishing pops out as he was your average reliever from that era of baseball. However, his 2 years in Philly (90-91)produced respectable ERA's of 2.15 and 3.84, both below his career ERA of 3.93. So here's to you Joe Boever, we here at WSBGM's salute you on this very fine day of August 4th, 2006!

Of Note:
*Chase Utley now up to 35 games. Heading to the media capital of the World, NY, Utley will surely be in the spotlight for this weekend series.

*Chris Coste continues to rise above expectations. I know I'm jumping the gun on this one, but with his defense and hitting thus far...starting catcher anyone?

*Cory Lidle and Bobby Abreu are acclimating themselves nicely to the Yanks, which means I now hate them both!

~Carson

11 comments:

GM-Carson said...

Another Joe Boever note: he is a Phucco (Phillies/Pirate). He pitched for the Buccos in '96.

Tom Goodman said...

Now linked to your site at Swing And A Miss.

The Rev said...

Joe Boever... the non-saver!

Matt said...

I definitely agree with Coste starting. We don't need to trade Lieby because he's a FA, so why not stick with the hot hand. Especially after last night, 4-5 against the Cards...? Awesome.

With ya on the love for the Phils. It broke my heart that they couldn't contend this year, but the guys they still have on the field are solid, likeable players with a lot of potential. I don't like the Abreu trade based on what we got in return (four nobodies and a bag of mixed used equipment), but I love it for half of what we gave up (Idle Lidle, whose performance yesterday only set him up for a bigger fall under the Bronx lights).

Oh, and happy anniversary. Nice blog.

GM-Carson said...

I can only hope Lidle shows signs of the Lidle we knew here in Philly. Allowing 1 run wasn't what we got?!

Andy said...

I've been a secret reader of you guys for a while, I'd be honored to link blogs!

GM-Carson said...

no longer gotta keep it secret brotha!

we'll link ya soon.

Whelkman said...

Coste as a permanent starting catcher seems premature at this point, but it seems obvious that Coste should get every opportunity to continue his dominance. Right now, he's a better catcher than Lieberthal in every aspect, unless sourpuss attitude is a positive attribute.

GM-Carson said...

I know my Coste for starting catcher campaign was premature, but he's giving us every reason to speculate.

I can't stress this point enough: I want Ruiz up here for the rest of the year just sitting and talking with the starters and relievers, pinch hitting here and there and catching twice a week. I really think he can help this ball club next season.

BenJah said...

what do you mean they can't contend this year?? they're only 2.5 games out of the wild card!!

GM-Carson said...

As hard as it is to believe, the Phillies have a shot at the wild card. The next 2 months will certainly be fun, and hopefully they don't let us hanging 1 short again.