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.

Die Hard:
*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)

~Carson

30 comments:

GM-Carson said...

Be thankful that this addition went up. Blogspot was having technical difficulties this morning and we almost didn't have a phlashback!

BenJah said...

even in the first inning last nite, manual's retardednicity was in full effect. rollins leads off the game getting on base, but victorino is swinging away and utley bunts?? WTF!? if victorino is half as fast as everyone says, he should be bunting and let utley try and drive in the run. that was bullshit. manual wasted their best scoring chance in the game and set the tone for a 4-1 loss. sure, i'm just a fan and a little league coach, but anyone can see charlie is stupid.

Los said...

Phillies management at its best. They seem to be unable to figure out which players will be good and which players will not do much (ex. Gavin Floyd, Brandon Duckworth, etc.).

GM-Carson said...

C'mon, Brandon Duckworth is a tremendous slouch!

Benjah- you will never hear me argue in Manuel's defense, as he is normally retarded, so at his best he's only servicable...horrible manager.

Oisín/Wizlah said...

Arf. Like the Die Hard analogy. I wondered where you were going with it till I remembered the quote.

GM-Carson said...

Oisin- if you come here regularly you must know I have a twisted mind, but at least I tie it in. Die Hard is one of my favorite movies of all time. Rumor has it Die Hard 4 is in the making.

GM-Carson said...

Update- went back and checked last Saturday's poll and White dude's with perms now has a 1 vote lead over blue unis (18-17)...interesting.

I'm anxiously awaiting the 2nd edition of the Saturday poll tomorrow, hope Corey has baked up something tasty!

Maria said...

no!!!!!!! Blue uni's must win, although white guys with perms is pretty great.

GM-Carson said...

Maria- do you go to school?

I know I'm at work, but I come here whenever I get a free minute. How do you here if you're at school?

Maria said...

I didn't feel good when I got up so I didn't go to school today.

GM-Carson said...

well I'm glad you felt good enough to come visit the blog...we need estrogen injections on here from time to time.

Maria said...

I always feel good enough on Fridays to see the Phriday Phlashbacks.

Estrogen is good.

GM-Carson said...

Most of these "Phlashbacks" are before your time Maria, heck I was only in grade school yet. But I plan on doing some flashbacks during the offseason to way back in the day to the 70's and back...figure I'll learn something that way.

fans said...

Will you be keeping up the WSBGM's site after the season's over?

GM-Carson said...

certainly.

we have nothing better to do.

also, the "hot stove league" is as entertaining to us almost as the regular league. may be a little more esoteric nonsense in the off-season though. we'll think of some more days of the week themes and useless crap like that.

corey

GM-Carson said...

Corey- I'm thinking "Tuesday Toss-ups", where we pose a question and the readers have to form the answers. Just a thought for a theme day. And of course Phillies Phlashback Phridays will continue and the new "hit" Saturday poll as well. We're here for your blogging pleasure!

~Carson

GM-Carson said...

I'm so into this blog that I've begun working on the 2006 Edition of We Should Be Gm's book. That's right I'm so self-indulged with this blog that I'm taking all the posts and bounding them up book style! This is a work in progress and won't be made available until after the New Year...should be interesting.

GM-Carson said...

I will kill Orestes Destrede, ESPN Baseball Tonight, for saying Ryan Howard is not the NL MVP...he was a no-talent ass-clown...idiot!

GM-Carson said...

Holy Shit!

Holy fricken shit!

No seriously, holy shit...Burrell hit a grand slam!

Fat Ted said...

I got you guys, I'll add you in there.
Just hook me up with some love back if you can.

GM-Carson said...

burrell went wack-em-go-jack-em like a donkey eating a waffle.

fuck roger clemens.

corey

GM-Carson said...

Corey we really should trade Brett Myers though, he's holding this team down. Besides, who the hell would want a relatively young pitcher that's decent now and still has upside?...not Phillies fans apparently.

GM-Carson said...

Nunez disgusts me...I don't even respect him as a person. Because if he had any pride, self-worth, or sympathy for fans, he'd give his salary back to the organization and be left from under his contract!

xats said...

i'm half tempted to jump back on the burell band wagon...or at least take my pat burrell doll out of the microwave....just kidding...actually i like Pat Burrell as a clubhouse guy, but I find Pat the player to be limited by his attempt to pull everything and horrible pitch selection. I'm tempted to suggest his eyesight has worsened since he has been in the majors...maybe he needs glasses or corrective surgery on his eyes.

Maria said...

The ugliest save I've ever seen. Whatever. A win's a win.

joe said...

maria:

This save may have been ugly, but not nearly as ugly as Mitch Williams, every god damned time he took the mound.

Maria said...

Haha. I guess that's true.

GM-Carson said...

xats- maybe his vision is due to the constant high blood-alcohol level of his body...that might have tendency to blur the vision.

Great win last night. Felt like we were losing most of the game, when in fact we were winning. Pads lost, Giants lost, but the pesky Fish won. Doesn't really matter anyway, Phils need to win regardless.

Looking forward to Corey's Saturday Poll today.

Whelkman said...

A win's a win, but Manuel's moves were nearly impossible to stomach. Pinching Burrell continues to be a stupid move, what, with Bourn's idiotic base running and Conine's near game killing error. I'm no longer a fan of Burrell, but you can't just remove him from the game in a one run situation!

I also hate guarding the line. It converts routine ground outs to hits--yuck! Check the statistics, Manuel. Singles are way, way more common than barely fair doubles!

xats said...

hahaha...good point on Burrell's blood alchol...maybe he thinks he's Babe Ruth...didn't the Bambino always do better hung over?