Sunday, May 13, 2007

WSBGM's Tailgaite II Pictorial

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketSorry to anyone who showed up to the tailgate (our bad, ChuckM) only to find random losers in the spot where us losers were supposed to be. I've been throwing down in lot Q for years without any hassle from the Man, but of course the first time had to be Saturday. The Phils wouldn't have it any other way.

Saturday was a good day and the tailgate crew although small in number, 6 in total, was big in support of the Phightins. To recap: The sausage and hot dogs were washed down nicely by High Life and Strohs (if that isn't the creme de la creme of American beer...) Instead of Dunkin Donuts, we went with (Freddy) Garcia y Vega cigars for the "Starting Pitcher Good Luck Charm of the Day," with stellar results. We all had our down moments though: Carson had a little too much High Life, I had a little too much Skoal, my wife's car battery had me blasting AC/DC for a few hours without the engine running, and the Phils' pitching staff had the top of the 7th inning (Gas-Can Geary earned his nickname that day.) Still, pretty successful day for everyone.

I thought I would post some pics of the day, even though there are probably only 5 people who actually care to see them. Of course, maybe it will inspire some others to join us for the next WSBGM's tailgate later this year. Next time we'll be a little more organized.

Shout out to Wenxin, Anthony and Gut (aka Center City Shawn) for making WSBGM's Tailgate II triple the attendance to Tailgate I.

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Corey

26 comments:

BloodStripes said...

Seems like you went hard boys. Good stuff. Good times.

GM-Carson said...

We had a rockin' good time. Beer, friends, food, rain, baseball, and dead car batteries...all good in the hood. Even getting escorted from Jetro was alright in the end.

BloodStripes said...

Haha. Cuttin' sick! I was thinking of you guys. Glad the Phils won.

GM-Carson said...

The game itself was awesome too. I called both Utley and Ruiz's homeruns. I know that counts for nothing, but it makes me feel cool nonetheless.

The Brew Crew comes in to town. We're still 3 games under .500. I keep wanting to think the Phils still have a shot at turning this season around, but they need to get on the positive side of .500 first.

BloodStripes said...

The Brewers are playing well. The Phils need to show up and win this series.

GM-Carson said...

Further proof that Manuel is a retard. He went with 6-Finger-Ant yesterday, and here's how he's faired recently: "More pain was inflicted Sunday, when Antonio Alfonseca loaded the bases with one out in the ninth inning, as he was charged with two additional runs. In his last eight appearances, the right-hander has a 13.48 ERA."

Our bullpen sucks!

GM-Carson said...

Game notes from yesterday: With one run allowed on Sunday, Jon Lieber has a 2.20 ERA as a starter this season. ... Sunday's attendance of 45,129 was the fourth-largest crowd in Citizens Bank Park history and the largest crowd this season. ... Pat Burrell had an outfield assist in the sixth inning, the Phillies' Major League-leading 18th this season.

michael said...

seriously the bullpen is awful. we need something other than a bunch of tired old men and a bunch of minor league guys who aren't ready. gillick dropped the fn' ball with this bullpen. changes need to be made.

goDuke said...

Other then Eaton... the starters actually doing well, and Garcia has been OK. The Bullpen is killing the Phillies like run defense kills the Eagles. Its time to start running Minor leaguers out there until someone can get some outs without giving up runs. Alfonseca started well... but he's fat and its getting hotter out... so now he's gonna blow.

GM-Carson said...

Fabio Castro, Matt Smith, Joe Bisenius, Yoel Hernandez, Antonio Alfonseca, Clay Condrey, Ryan Madson, Fransico Rosario, Geoff Geary, Tom Gordon, and Brett Myers.

That doesn't instill trust in my heart. Sure, Myers has been great, but I'd rather have him in the rotation. Geary has been good in all but 2 outings. Gordon is washed-up. Madson has progressingly gottne worse since he entered the league. Alfonseca is mediocre at best. The rest are unproven guys, and any staff that plans on contending should only have 1 of those on their staff not 5 or 6. Our lefties (Castro/Smith) can't throw strikes...the bullpen is horrible.

meech.one said...

Worse than the Phillies loss yesterday was noticing Justin Germano went 7 innings (3 Hits, 0 Walks, 0 Runs) against the Cardinals for the win. Thank god we didn't waste a roster spot on that guy!

GM-Carson said...

From FoxSports- Yanks lefty reliever Ron Villone can opt out of his minor league contract tomorrow and agent Scott Boras said there is ample major league interest in the veteran who is in Triple-A. With two lefties - Sean Henn and Mike Myers, who is pitching better lately - it's not likely the Yankees have room for Villone in their bullpen. *Villone would be an upgrade for the Phils over the craphead lefties we have (Fabio Castro and Matt Smith). Rheal Cormier would have looked better for us too, but he just signed a minor league deal with Atlanta.

McD said...

Looks like you guys had a good time on Saturday! The Phils even managed a win, who'd thunk it?

michael said...

theres also speculation of sidney ponson coming here. i'd be really scared if that happened. villone i guess could be an upgrade but i dont know. i think its just more trash on the fire.

GM-Carson said...

Don't get me wrong, I think Ron Villone is garbage too, but we need a half-way reliable lefty in the pen. Castro and Smith have sucked so far. We need a guy out there that can come in and throw strikes and retire lefties 8 out of 10 times (that's a .200 avg against).

Chamomiles Davis said...

It was a beautiful Mothers' Day for a baseball game. Unfortunately, the Phillies managed to keep Sunday from being perfect. I mean, come on: Eight straight pitches, all balls, to walk in a run? Why not just serve up a gopher ball and be done with it?

And that Utley gaffe trying stretch his only hit on Chase Utley Day into a double -- ouch, my agita's acting up again. Who's coaching these guys? Oh... right.

Vote For Bib!

GM-Carson said...

Huge 4 game series against one of the hottest teams in baseball starts tonight. I'd love to see the Phils take 3 of the games from Milwaukee, but that's going to take them playing like a team. We haven't done too well against teams with winning records this season. Hell, we haven't done well against any opposition for that matter.

michael said...

i agree i guess villone is the best we can get for nothing right now. that kills me what germano is doing, cant say i'm surprised though, i think all of us here knew he was someone good the phillies just didnt know what to do with.

GM-Carson said...

It sucks that Germano didn't have an option left. The Phils should have let him be the long man in the pen at the beginning of the year while Lieber and Garcia were on the DL, or even kept him around for the spot start instead of Segovia. It's all hind-sight now, but he would have made a decent 5th starter here.

michael said...

yeah..it all comes down incompetence by the whole front office. just bad scouting, bad everything.

SirAlden said...

Anton io Alfonseca is Jose Mesa ~ lite ~ Tastes Terrible - Very Fat and Filling

It was Germano or Rosario for the Roster spot. Germano is a starter not a reliever and he would have had to be on the 25 man roster from now on. I wish we still had him, but rememeber he is pitching in the world's largest ballpark San Diego.

We lost him just like the Red Sox lost Durbin when trying to sneek him through waivers, you win some (Durbin) you lose some (Germano)there was nothing to project him, and we had 6 starters at the time and were higher on Segovia and Happ as Starters of the future - and - they had options left.

Mr. Chase wanting the Doubles Crown should be ashamed of himself, but the 1B Coach probably sent him

Los said...

Hey, at least the Phils found a way to win, right? I'm going to the game tomorrow night - I don't think the Phils have won yet when I went to a game at Citizen's Bank Park.

chuckm said...

No sweat about Saturday. Next time I'll send you my cellphone# so in case of sudden change in locale.

Jacobin said...

We scored 6 in the 8th to take it from the Brewers!!! WOOOOO!!! Two wins away from .500! Let's get rolling damnit!

GM-Carson said...

That was an exciting game last night. I can hardly believe the Phils put together and 8th inning like that to come from behind by 4 runs to go up by 2...good baseball!

BloodStripes said...

Just watched the 8th inning again. Woo hoo that was awesome.

Phillies are 14-9 since the 4-11 start. Not too bad. Do it agin Phils!