Friday, August 25, 2006

Phillies Phlashback Phridays: Norm Charlton

Yet another delve into yesteryear, this time leading us to Norm "Knothead" Charlton. Knothead was a term of endearment bestowed upon Norm by my father for his propensity to take line drives off of his forehead. Although he only pitched half the '95 season in Philly with a nasty 7.36 ERA, he left an impression on my father and I, by leaving an impression of a baseball on his dome. Speaking of nasty, he was a member of the Nasty Boys of Cincinnati in the early 90's, with Rob Dibble and Randy Myers. Too bad he didn't save any of that filthy pitching repertoire for his Phils days.

*Legend & Lore continued- I don't give a hairy monkey's nipple if Fabio "Model Dictator" Castro is pitching when 89 runs up or down, 17.1 scoreless innings to start his Phillies tenure gives him legend status in my book. It's time Manuel gave him the opportunity to pitch in a pressure situation.
*Memo- Cole Hamels was left out of the loop in the clubhouse by not receiving the note stating that Phillies pitchers are no longer pitching ghastly. (I feel like Simon Cowell saying that word).
*Bounce Back- the Phillies need to forget about that unsightly loss and move on.

"Nasty, nasty boys. Don't mean a thing. Oh you nasty boys!"

*Why is it that Janet always seems to be needing a hand?



GM-Carson said...

BloodStripes- as per your request, I have added the Yuengling Premium logo to today's post on our More Hardball blog.

I hate the fact that we're playing the Mets this weekend. They're the one team in the NL that scares me.

GM-Carson said...

Update- that damn Ryan Franklin now has 4 wins for the Reds in 9 appearances with a 3.50 ERA. Thankfully Cormier is sticking loyal with the Phils and sporting a 5.19 ERA and 2.08 WHIP...thanks Frenchy!!!

BloodStripes said...

Yeah the mets at shea. Could be dangerous. But we gotta give the Phils some credit, last series we clubbed them and the pitching match-ups could favour us too. Although we took to their top 3 last time anyway. Bannister is young and has only just come back up, Perez is 2-10 with a 6.63 ERA and young Maine is up against the "wiley" Moyer.

Phils have won 4 straight series and are 15-8 thus far in august. They are still a threat, our chances are good.

Speaking of the Phlashbacks to the early 90's. The Phils are reviving the spirit of the 'Merry Krucksters'. Playing hard and never giving in. Against the mets and for the remainder of the season for that matter they need to do as Lenny Dykstra would say............"Whatever it takes Dude".

P.S that boxer is one helluva knothead.

dane said...

the phils will take 2 out of 3 because they have something to play for. the mets have nothing to play for as they have already locked up the NL East. wolf, lieber, myers will give them a chance to win each game

BloodStripes said...

Lets hope so Dane.

Gotta agree about the monkeys nipple.....i mean the Model Dictator. Sometimes we need some serious outs in a 2 or 3 run game and he should be given a chance for 1 or 2 of those outs if not an inning or 2.

I'm sure he warmed up the other night during Madson's save. It was 2 out 2 on after a single and walk, so he almost made a crucial moment. At least maybe, just maybe he is slowly earning the right. The best thing is his age. Very young and doing well. In my books he has a good future and he's ours!

Los said...

3 of 4 in Chicago is a good start. If we can take 2 of 3 from the Mets, that would really be saying something.

fans said...

Rich Dubee said that Hamels sliced his finger with a knife while cooking. That might explain why every pitch he threw was hit. We're also pretty worried about this mets series.

GM-Carson said...

i can't stop looking at that monkey's nipple. is that sal fasano?

Los said...

I think it's Sid Fernandez, right?

GM-Carson said...

that monkey's nipple has to be the pic of the year!

The Rev said...

We need 2 of 3 this weekend, gang. We need it!

Turkey Hill Monkey's Nipple ice cream.... I can see it now.

GM-Carson said...

Sid Fernandez [reading] - "Dear Monkey's Nipple", oh thank goodness, finally someone has written me..."I love your delicious ice cream flavor"...damn!

GM-Carson said...

the hairy monkey nipple will become a phenomenon!

we have to sweep the mets or at least win the series. if not, it'll be detremental to the phils playoff chances.


IUP Philly Fan said...

ah yes, norm charlton. does anyone remember the first time he came into a game for the phillies? it was when we had a 6-4 lead against the st. louis cardinals at busch stadium, and good ol norm gave up a three run walk off double via the bat of their no-name 3rd baseman, scott cooper. it was then and there that i realized norm charlton was a waste of money. although i guess he did do better than jeff brantley.

anyone else remember that game? that was back when the phillies had a starting line up of:


i also think tony longmire hit a pitch hit home run somewhere in the game and toby borland pitched like shit.

Che said...

The Bucs are doing all they can to help yinz. Expect some more Astros beatings. Also, looks like Jose K is enjoying his new home.

GM-Carson said...

Charlie Hayes at 3rd, those were the days!

El Padrino said...

i have a felling the mets are going to flex some muscle this weekend

pay back for last series

we'll see

GM-Carson said...

Over on BeerLeaguer some posters feel that the Mets don't really care about this series because they have the NL East all but wrapped up. I beg to differ! I highly doubt the Mets are just going to roll over and play dead, I'm more inclined to agree with your analysis El Padrino.


BloodStripes said...

No pic of the year for the monkeys nipple. Remove the hands on Janet and you might get close.

GM-Carson said...

I can't remove the hands on the Janet picture, but maybe I can get Justin Timberlake to.

*2 hits to start the game...sweet!

GM-Carson said...

Interesting tidbit- Joe Thurston's younger cousin in C.C. "Cheeseburger" Sabathia of the Indians.

BloodStripes said...

Yeah that Timberlake/Janet story was even big Down Under. Great start, 2 run first. Lets see how Wolfman holds up.

GM-Carson said...

G'day mate!

Sorry, I know that was so stereotypical of me, but stereotypes crack me up.

I had a British professor this summer and at the end of the course I said, "You didn't say Bloody Hell once". He said and you didn't say "fuck" it!

BloodStripes said...

LOL......don't be sorry, I say G'day mate all the time. Say it all you like. "Bloody hell"! I say that all the time too, especially if I'm upset with the kids. Its acceptable, better than saying fuck to them. Another good Aussie saying is. "No worries mate".

You can say them in regards to anything really. "Bloody hell, Wolfman is looking good tonight"..........yeah "no worries at all, we'll win this one".

How about ass. We say and spell "arse". Its seems alot harsher the aussie way. You guys have refined it to be half-polite. Haha

BloodStripes said...

Oh Bloody hell.....back to back walks.......crikey!

GM-Carson said...

Bloody hell I hope the Phils sweep this weekend! Of course I wish that everyday.

One of my favorite American ways of saying things is "C'mon" for come on...I love it, can be used in many situations. Like "c'mon already and get dinner of the table" or "are you really wearing bell-bottoms, c'mon"

GM-Carson said...

Hey, we're the only two posting on here and on BeerLeaguer. Does that make us cool or losers?

BloodStripes said...

LOL.......C'mon, its gotta be cool....haha

Big Man goes yard once again.Better get Schmidt to the ball games so he can congratulate Howard when he passes the franchise record.

BloodStripes said...

Leiberthal just short. By they got the bloody hell thing down pat already.

4-0.......looking good Phils!

GM-Carson said...

I've heard rumors for years that Lieberthal comes up short in other departments too...

I really never expected a season this awesome from Howard. I didn't think he'd have this many homers and rbi's by season's end...still more than a month to go.

C'mon Wolf, don't pitch suck-ass...Bloody Hell Mate, they're hitting him.

BloodStripes said...

Poor Leiby.....

Good defensive play by Howard in the 3rd. He's got it all. I got a road jersey the other week with Howard on the back. I'm feeling full of power now.

That talk about Mets not caring much about this series.....well I'm sure they do and I would prefer the Phils win against them playing at their best. Means we're good.

GM-Carson said...

I only have one Phillies jersey- vintage 80's powder blue baby!

No name on the back...but I'm thinking of putting my own name with #77 (Bucknell football number) on it.

I want Ryan Howard to be MVP! Imagine going from Rookie of the Year, to Homerun Derby Champ, to MVP all in the matter of 2 seasons.

BloodStripes said...

It would be incredible would'nt it! I want the Phils to keep a hold of him for his entire career. Would'nt it be great to see him continue to break Phils records and blossom into the greatest Phillie ever! I would love to see that.

You got a powder blue! Awesome! Last season I bought a Rollins home jersey and now I got the Howard road plus all my caps, books, pennants, t-shirts......its mad for an Aussie huh? Bloody I a loser?

No way!!! You gotta be a bit crazy to be Phils Phan right? I fit the bill!

GM-Carson said...

sounds like you have more phillies stuff than me...i'm a cheap bastard though.

by the way, Mike Schmidt is the greatest Phillie ever, and best 3rd baseman ever...I love Howard but he has a long ways to go.

GM-Carson said...

Dammit Wolf. I hate the Mets! This pisses me off even more because Reyes was out at 2nd and shouldn't have scored! I'm getting worried about this game. Victorino triples to lead off an inning and the Phils can't get him in...c'mon!

GM-Carson said...

by the way, why the hell is lieberthal catching so much again? I've noticed Lieby is starting to not hit again but he's catching more...bring back coste!

BloodStripes said...

Yeah, your right, Coste is sitting more. Maybe he will come in for Leiby tonight. He oughtta at least pinch hit.

GM-Carson said...

Well bro, I'm out for the night. It's ice cream time at the Drama residence. The Phils better turn the offense back on and win this game. See ya early tomorrow morning...well morning here at least.

BloodStripes said...

No worries soon.

BloodStripes said...

Hang on....I should be worries mate!

Whelkman said...

I remember when Geary was a game killing loser. What happened to that guy?

GM-Carson said...

I am so addicted to this blog. I know it's my blog, but damn this is fun!

I'm really out for the night cream!

BloodStripes said...

You can't leave now......the Phillies need ya mate! Haha.

6 outs left Phils.

C'MON!!!! I want this win BAD!

Arthur is up for the 8th! That means a Madson 9th. Bloody hell! Another heart-stopper!

BloodStripes said...

The best win Geary had this year was a 1 pitch ground ball out or something. Too easy! He's having a good year!

BloodStripes said...

Great win for the Phightin' Phils!

All runs coming from the starters. Wolf good enough for the win. Geary, Rhodes and Madson(2nd save! He's done it all this year.) did a top job. Only 2 baserunners for their 4 innings.

Madson the star of the game interview on WPHT.....I really like Madson. Good work son!

BloodStripes said...

About Mike Schmidt. I agree, he sure was the best ever Phillie and 3rd baseman. He is the reason I became a Phils fan in the 1st place. So thankyou Mike. And yeah, Howie certainly does have a long way to go, but what a talent!

Anonymous said...

Norm Charlton... holy crap. Way to pull that one out of thin air! He had like, what, a cup of coffee in Philly? Here's the full transaction list:

June 4, 1984: Drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 1st round (28th pick) of the 1984 amateur draft. Player signed June 24, 1984.

March 31, 1986: Traded by the Montreal Expos with a player to be named later to the Cincinnati Reds for Wayne Krenchicki.

November 17, 1992: Traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the Seattle Mariners for Kevin Mitchell.

November 18, 1993: Granted Free Agency.

February 3, 1994: Signed as a Free Agent with the Philadelphia Phillies.

October 28, 1994: Granted Free Agency.

December 22, 1994: Signed as a Free Agent with the Philadelphia Phillies.

July 10, 1995: Released by the Philadelphia Phillies.

July 14, 1995: Signed as a Free Agent with the Seattle Mariners.

November 7, 1997: Granted Free Agency.

December 15, 1997: Signed as a Free Agent with the Baltimore Orioles.

July 28, 1998: Released by the Baltimore Orioles.

August 5, 1998: Signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.

October 27, 1998: Granted Free Agency.

January 20, 1999: Signed as a Free Agent with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

November 2, 1999: Granted Free Agency.

January 7, 2000: Signed as a Free Agent with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

March 31, 2000: Released by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

April 9, 2000: Signed as a Free Agent with the Cincinnati Reds.

April 28, 2000: Released by the Cincinnati Reds.

December 19, 2000: Signed as a Free Agent with the Seattle Mariners.

November 5, 2001: Granted Free Agency.

December 12, 2001: Signed as a Free Agent with the Seattle Mariners.

Good old Norm "If It's Tuesday, I Must Be A Mariner" Charlton.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, guys! Always appreciated, and don't be a stranger!

BloodStripes said...

With the score 2-1 Giants in the 8th, Ryan Franklin walks Finley, intentionally walked Alfonzo then gave up a 1st pitch double to pitcher Matt Morris. 4-1 Giants. Crowd went berserk. Beautiful. 9th inning, Morris closes it for CG win.

Padres lose, Phils level, back to 1 1/2 on reds.

GM-Carson said...

We set a new record for this blog last night with comments...thank you to all involved. We're growing slowly but surely.

Glavine is going to be tough today. After getting news the his season and career might be over, I expect an inspired performance from him tonight. Hopefully the Phils bats are inspired to stick it to him!

BloodStripes said...

O.K here we go. Aussie footy and the Phillies. The team I follow are called the Sydney Swans and have a similar history to those fightin' Phils. Thought you might like the song.

Just like the Phillies the Sydney Swans were born in late 1800’s and were founding members of the league. They wear a Red and White uniform and have a futile history. They have won only 4 premiership flags since the league began over 100 years ago. After 72 years since their last flag in 1933 they won last year. YEAH! At last. Thought I would never see the day. Back in the early days they were called the Bloods, short for the blood stained angels. Us diehards still call them the Bloods today. That’s another reason why I love the blood-striped Phillies!

So anyway, here is the team song. Only sung by the players after a win. Inserted is Phillies instead of Swans. I sing it after the Phils win.

Cheer cheer the Red and the White,
Honour the name by day and by night,
Lift that noble banner high,
Shake down the thunder from the sky,
Whether the odds be great or be small,
The Phillies will go in and win overall,
While our loyal sons are marching,
Onwards to victory!

Go the BLOODS!

GM-Carson said...

At Bucknell, we used to sing a song after a win too...pretty lame, but here goes:

Ray Bucknell, Ray Bucknell,
Ray for the orange the blue,
Ray, Ray, Ray, Ray,
Ray for the oragne and the blue.

*bet you woulda never guess our unis were orange and blue huh?


BloodStripes said...

I was'nt quite sure but I'll take your word for it.