Friday, September 15, 2006
Phillies Phlashback Phridays: Dave Stewart
Death Stare, that's what the initials of Dave Stewart's name stood for. The man was the scariest pitcher on the mound in the late 80's. He'd put his mitt up in front on his face so that his eyes were peering over the top just below the brim on his cap...intimidation at its finest. I cower in a corner in the fetal position sucking my thumb when glancing at his baseball card for crying out loud...dude is terrifying! He was with the Phillies briefly in the '85 and '86 seasons, but only pitched some insignificant games. Insignificant games pitched ended immediately after he left the Phillies and joined the A's. He went on to have 4 straight 20+ win seasons...crazy good! Once again, we as Phillies fans are left wishing he'd have done that for our team, but in the end it just wasn't meant to be. Of note- the dude may look like one bad-ass mofo from the streets of Compton, but he has one of the girliest voices I've ever heard...kinda hard to take serious, but I'm sure his fastball would shut me up.
*Utley- kicking and screaming to the bitter end.
*Howard- slugging his way to legend, he'll go down swinging.
*Moyer & Conine- fighting off the inevitable age limits.
*Gordon- shrugging off his shoulder woes.
*Victorino- firing bullet after bullet from the outfield.
*Team- barely hanging on, life pulse nearly invisible...but it's still there and that's what counts.
*Nunez- DEAD...just like Bruce Willis' career.
"With all things being equal, I'd rather be in Philadelphia right now." (John McClain-Die Hard)