Friday, August 18, 2006
Phillies Phlashback Phridays: Noles & Thon (Dickies)
Welcome to another edition of Phillies Phlashback Phridays. The players I've chosen for this week are real Dicks...Dickies that is. Dickie "Grassy" Noles and Dickie "Mara" Thon actually played together on the Phils '90 team. Noles only pitched 1 game that season, in which would be his last...thank goodness! Noles began and ended his lackluster career as a Phillie, also pitching for them from 78-81. Thon on the other hand, put in 3 solid seasons at shortstop for the Phils from 89-91. He even clubbed 15 homeruns in '89, which was a lot for a SS back then. So, on this fine Friday in mid-August I would like everyone to reminisce on our two lovely Dickies that graced Veteran's Stadium. *Danny Cox didn't join the Phillies until '91. That's a damn shame too, imagine the possibilities with 2 Dickies and 1 Cox on a team!
*Buccos have a weekend series against the Reds. This is why as a diehard Phillies fan, I am an ally with the Pirates.
*Prophet- I predicted a solid outing by Lieber 2 days ago and Howard's 42 homerun yesterday...you may now address me as Oracle Carson.
*Boo- I am all for booing players when they deserve it, and as much as I like Pat Burrell...he deserves it.
*Nats- their offense looks bad, their pitching staff looks bad...this usually means that they'll pitch lights-out versus the Phils and put up 8 runs a game.
P.S. How's our boy Model Dictator doing?