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?