Wednesday, March 28, 2007

1 Year

One year ago the Internet changed and would never be the same again...We Should Be GM's was introduced to the blogsphere. It's been an enjoyable journey making fun of the Phillies, riding the ups and downs of a treacherous season, forming new friendships, suffering through the boredom of the offseason, and just having a good old fashioned uninhibited time in general. In case you haven't been around the entire time, here's a brief recap of hi-lights from the past year.

Charles Fuqua Manuel is not a smart man. In fact, Corey and I have been amusing ourselves at his expense and have referred to him by many derogatory names such as retarded hick, dumbass, moron, bumbling slap-nut, and r-tard. We mean no offense to the mentally challenged community, but we're sorry to report that the Phils lead strategist is a member of your brain-trust.

Poor David Bell, traded away during last season's purge, and still getting made fun of relentlessly on this site. We can't help it, we have a quota to fill. The first joke ever made on here about him was in regards to him being less straight than Liberace, and I still have no doubt in my assessment of that situation...freakin' fairy-footed h-mo (once again, no offense of the gay community).


We created a niche for the sometimes forgotten and not so prevalent players of the Phillies past and gave them their own time to shine on Phillies Phlashback Phridays. Players that played for both the Pirates and Phillies even got a special nickname, Phucco.

Although, we do take time to recognize players from the past that weren't especially good or deserving of merit, we have zero tolerance for present day players lacking MLB ability. No-Talent Ass Clown charter member list: Danny Sandoval, Chris Roberson, Alex Gonzalez, and Abe Nunez & Gavin Floyd ( both mentioned below).

Signed to a 2 year multi-million dollar contract in the offseason of 05/06, Abe "No-Hit" Nunez has proven to be an utter waste of a roster space. It's hard to believe that someone could manage to suck worse than David Bell, but Nuni did just that. The man would come up with a score of zero on the whack-a-mole game and Chuckee Cheese. Jim Abbott swung a better stick. This child suffering from malnutrition has more power than Nunez...get the point?

Gavin Floyd may have forever ruined my view of a prospect. Floyd was a prospect that never panned out, in fact he flat-out tanked. I look at the starts the Headcase known as Gavin Floyd made last year and wonder what would have happened even if Ryan Franklin would have been in the rotation instead (playoffs?). When Gillick traded Floyd this offseason I was ecstatic. I am so harsh on the Headcase that I once said, "I'll offer a pen to him, and when he goes to sign his autograph, I'll tell him it's to put himself out of his misery and stab himself with"...ouch, that's cruel.

Looking back at our "accomplishments" I'm starting to think we're nothing more than juvenile idiots. However, although we're all about jokes and having a good time we also mix in reality while doing so. It's tough being a Phillies fan, as we've suffered many years of anguish, so mixing in humor to alleviate the pain is a good thing. Also remember, even an idiot can be a GM...look no further than David Littlefield, Ed Wade, and the soon to be added Pat Gillick.

Here's a tribute to the two men who kicked this entire thing off last March 28th- Rick Schu and our homeboy Steve Jeltz, we salute you!


~Carson

42 comments:

GM-Carson said...

The Dodgers may be dangling relief pitcher Rudy Saenez and the Phillies my swoop in and get him. He's been good, bad, and just ok in the past. He's about as good if not better than what we have now though.

GM-Carson said...

Another reliever the Phils are scouting- Toronto Blue Jay Francisco Rosario. His MLB stats aren't good, so I can't see why we would be all that interested.

BloodStripes said...

Happy Birthday WSBGM's.

Fucken awesome!!!

goDuke said...

Yea. Happy Birthday there fellas. Could i request more use of the "bumbling slap-nut" term? I haven't seen that one too much and I think thats a winner. Burrell went yard yesterday... woo... go Pat.

BloodStripes said...

The bullpen is worrying every Phils phan. I'm just hoping the starters will really kick arse and take the pressure off. May the good spirits of baseball take care of Flash for just one more year. We have the starters, we need the closer healthy. The in between can sort itself out if the bookends are solid.

Scotty said...

Happy B-Day WSBGM's!!!!

I can only hope that the Phils sign Rudy Saenez simply for the reason that I can go to a game and chant RUUUUUDDYYY, RUUUUUDDYYY,RUUUUUDDYYY as he makes his way to the mound from the bullpen!! Just like the movie, I cant wait.

GM-Carson said...

Scotty, you just sold me on why the Phillies absolutely NEED Rudy Saenez. Rudy is an awesome movie. I'm not shamed to admit that I get choked up every time I watch the film.

Bob D said...

Happy Birthday.

Go Phillies!

goDuke said...

Rudy is a good movie, but at the same time I hate it. Sean Astin is such a bitch. Couldn't he have been a little bit less David Bell-ish in that? Down with RUDY! The pen needs a bad ass.

GM-Carson said...

Rudy was a bad-ass, he recorded a sack in his brief moment on the field.

goDuke said...

He was a bitch in the movie! A Whiny ass Bitch! They should have had someone else play Rudy, it would have been better!

michael said...

happy 1 year boys. i started reading from the 1st post on and have never stopped combining my love of punk rock, a great sense of humor and the phils i know i found a great place to come.

and rudy i like that they show the whole team carry him off the field at the end, when it was really only like 2 or 3 guys who carried him and there was really no other teammates around.

goDuke said...

Wow. Looks like Michael Bourne just made the team. The Phils dropped Karim Garcia.

GM-Carson said...

What the Phils dropped Karim Garcia...something is going on.

michael said...

wow very interesting. urbina getting 14 years, i hear to be served in the phils bullpen.

Scotty said...

Sean Astin deserves a break, I agree he was a bitch at times in Rudy, however let us not forget the job he did playing Mikey in The Goonies. Afterall it was him that loaded his marble bag with jewels, the Fratelli's didnt think to check it, and as a result he ultimately saved the Goon Docks.

Sean Astin was a hero!!!!!

GM-Carson said...

My dog was named after a Goonies character- Chunk...great movie!

Urbina 14 year prison sentence, nice.

I'm not upset Karim Garcia was released, just very suprised.

goDuke said...

Good call on Goonies. Since then its been all down hill. Chunk was the true hero. Chunk and the Truffle Shuffle kid.

Corey said...

first off, what's with the skinny, naked african boy and his penis. not cool. this is a no-junk website, meaning, i don't want to see other people's junk. uggh. i can't belive it, on this our 1 year celebration, we've got kiddie porn on the blog...

second, sean astin is a fairy. forget "rudy," look no further than his role as #1 homosexual midget in "lord of the rings." not that i think movies about gay midgets are bad, they just are what they are...

third, wasn't karim garcia better than dellucci? another stupedous job of talent evaluation by the skipper.

GM-Carson said...

Holy Crap, I totatly didn't see the kids penis between his legs. Entirely unintentional on my part. I typed in Ethiopian child and that was the first image I got, and obviously didn't examine it close enough...oops!

goDuke said...

I think you were just giving us an excuse to meet the weekly quota of calling you an asshole. Good job chester the molester.

Corey said...

great, now you can reach our blog by going to google and searching "manuel retarded," "lieberthal sucks," or "naked african boy penis." shit.

GM-Carson said...

WSBGM's is notorious for good, bad, and ugly...roll with the punches brotha.

michael said...

that young african boy pic taken from carson's private collection i bet.

michael said...

from delawareonline:
Side-arming RHP Jim Ed Warden, picked in the Rule 5 draft in December, has cleared waivers and been reclaimed by the Indians, his old team. Warden had never pitched above Double-A and didn't do enough in spring training (5.68 ERA in 6.1 innings) to convince the Phillies he could pitch in the majors. The Phils spent $50,000 to acquire Warden but recouped $25,000 when the Indians took him back. That leaves Tom Gordon, Antonio Alfonseca, Ryan Madson, Geoff Geary, Matt Smith and Clay Condrey with bullpen spots. For now, it looks like the last spot may go to RHP Zack Segovia, who would be an insurance policy if Freddy Garcia can't make his first start. Of course, the Phillies could still fill out their bullpen by picking up a reliever in a trade or with a waiver claim. And, as you know by now, I think something will happen by Opening Day.

GM-Carson said...

Busy afternoon- Karim Garcia released, Ugeth Urbina get 14 year jail time, Jim Ed Warden goes back to Indians...what comes next?

At least I'll have stuff to blog about tomorrow at the very least.

Today's game news- Myers pitched brilliantly (6 IP, no runs, 7 k's). Helms and Dobbs continue to kill the ball. Werth went deep, 2nd homer. J-Roll continues plate discipline with yet another walk. Condrey pitched poorly in relief and he's on the 25 man roster, but Bisenius is not and lowered his ERA to 1.64...go figure.

burrell's_girl said...

carson, aren't you a teacher? i am shocked at this pic. what would your elementary school think if they knew you posted pics of naked little boys?

GM-Carson said...

My job title is baseball junkie, thank you very much.

burrell's_girl said...

"Mr. Carson Drama Queen is going back to school to teach all the little kiddies"

What are you teaching them to take off their clothes? Hey, I'm just calling a perv a perv...

GM-Carson said...

I've been released from my organization...now I only spend lonely days on my computer. Woe is me.

Skeeter said...

I have been reading WSBGMs since late June/ early July. I can honestly say, without a moment of hesitation, that those 9 months have been the worst of my life. Anytime something is going sour in my life, I turn to this website in hopes that they can lift my spirits. I am always disappointed, however. This may be my last time on this crummy page.

Carson is an asshole and Corey is always in it.
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....actually, this site is one of my favorite places on the internet, I just don't want their heads getting so big.

BloodStripes said...

Don't forget that great Specials song. Message to Rudy.

Stop your messin' around.
Try to think of your future.
Come and play for the Phillies.
And you might go home a champ.
Ahhh, ahhh, ahhhh,
Rudy.
A message to you Rudy.

GM-Carson said...

Ammendment- I'm always trying to push the envelope of appropriateness, but by no means am I an adovacate for kiddie porn. That picture was an accident and is stricken from this site and has been replaced by a less objectionable one. Enjoy!

BloodStripes said...

Dude, just because the young fella was in the nude does'nt mean you were doing that shit.(I don't even want to say it). It made me feel sad about his plight. I did'nt even think of that shit. Wait until your a father mate. Seeing hungry kids like that burns you up.

BloodStripes said...

Unless of course you don't give a shit. But it fires you up to take care of your own as best as you can.

Maria said...

Feliz CumpleaƱos!

Hopefully this year brings happy Phillies posts.

das411 said...

Happy bday WSBGMs!!

...and now do you guys see why I let these posts wait a while before commenting?

Also has anybody else heard these rumors of one of our surplus catchers (Coste or Ruiz) to the Yankees for a bullpen lefty (either Myers or Villone)?

das411 said...

Ack got cut off...the reason I ask is because didn't we already trade the Yankees the best backup catcher in the game last year???

Seriously guys, don't even mention your pal Sal on the site's bday? What would 2006 have been like without the Fu Manchu??

GM-Carson said...

Thank you all in sharing in our 1 year b-day.

I did not hear the rumor of one of our excess catchers to the Yanks. I did hear about the possibility of Coste to the Rangers. And of course it's the Rangers, because we only deal with a few clubs- Rangers, ChiSox, Reds...Gillick needs to broaden his scope.

Corey said...

i came back for another go-round of penis and....gone! what the hell is this world coming to when little boy penis is a no-no...

chuckm said...

Belated Happy B-Day to WSBGMs. Always
entertaining and when you guys get down to serious biz you are pretty on the money. Def one of my go-to sites.

GM-Carson said...

Thanks ChuckM, as that's a well appreciated compliment. Corey and I are jokesters, but we do know what the hell we're talking about. There's nothing wrong with mixing comedy and knowledge.