You're cordially invited to the 1st WSBGM's Tailgate of '07. Event date and time- Saturday May 12 at 3:45pm. Location- Citizens Bank Park. Opponent- does it really matter? We'll probably lose anyway, but we are playing the Cubbies. Unfortunately, it appears that Freddy Garcia, who left his mojo in the AL, is in line to start that game. Win or lose, we're sure to have a good time discussing the Phillies, life, and partaking of adult beverages and unhealthy but tasty vittles. Corey will be posting a map this weekend showing the parking lot we are planning to "illegally" tailgate in...as if the bastards can stop us. Please leave a comment if you plan on attending...hope to see you there.
Here is a picture from last season's tailgate which consisted of only two losers- Corey and me. This year's party will eclipse that total by at least one person, as Corey's wife is also coming along for the festivities.
*List of events in no particular order that lead to last night's loss- 1. Ryan Howard striking out with runners on 1st and 3rd with only 1 out. 2. Jayson Werth gets caught stealing with 2 outs and the pitcher up to bat. Therefore leaving the pitcher to leadoff next inning. 3. Freddy Garcia pitching behind in the count the entire evening to a dangerous Atlanta lineup. 4. Freddy Garcia gets doubled off of 2nd base on a line drive to CF off the bat of Aaron Rowand. He should have only wandered a few feet from 2nd base, as there were no outs in the inning and 2 men on base. 5. Freddy Garcia's wild pitch that allowed Renteria to move to 3rd with 1 out, and then scored on Andruw Jones' groundout.
*Tom Gordon isn't going westward with the club, as he's detouring back to Philly to get his right shoulder examined. I knew he'd be injured some time this season, but I didn't expect it already. Manuel had this to say, "I've been concerned about it since Spring Training. Yeah, I'm concerned about 'Flash.'" Then why the hell did you run him out to the mound to blow 3 saves this season? Manuel is dumb!
*As mentioned above the Phils are heading west, first stop the fruity city of San Fran. Eaton is pitching tonight, which means Barry Bonds may pass Hank Aaron's homerun record (he only needs 13).