Thursday, May 03, 2007

You're Invited

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.

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Bad Baseball:
*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).

~Carson

28 comments:

GM-Carson said...

BAD BASEBALL! UNINTELLIGENT BASEBALL!! PHILLIES BASEBALL!!!

goDuke said...

At least my prediction that Flash would get "injured" and Myers would take over the closer role has come to pass. I love being right. Although I am sure I'm not the only one who saw that coming a mile away. Now someone will make a good offer for Lieber, since we can't move Myers back to the rotation.

GM-Carson said...

I want to keep Lieber for the time being, but I'd be interested to see the potential deals for Lieber. If someone knocked our socks off, I'd like we would have to deal him, because he's gone after this season. JA Happ is tearing up Triple A...just a thought.

McD said...

Here is an excerpt from Jim Salisbury's column in the Inquirer this morning:

"Remember that not-so-secret trip home to Philadelphia that Gordon took in the spring? Remember how team officials insisted that Gordon's shoulder, which landed him on the disabled list last season, was fine? Remember how the Phils repeatedly said he went home for a routine exam?

Turns out that was a whole load of compost."


That trip Flash took to Philadelphia in March was indeed something to be concerned about, even though the Phillies Propaganda Directorate said it was just a "routine" check up.

So not only is this organization incapable of winning games, they also feel a need to lie and about their players' injuries. What a classy way to do business! How can we trust any information coming from this franchise? At least they are good at turning a profit.

Thanks Monty!

michael said...

are you that bent out of shape about tom gordon being injured?? i say blessing in disguise. in all honesty how do we know what it was all about, as much shit the phillies feed us about things the local media does the exact same thing. all sports sections are, are opinions of a bunch of 35-85 year old men who feel they are being more honest then all the teams in this town with they are at times more dishonest than said teams..fueled by their agendas and egos of trying to get ahead and make a name for themselves.

GM-Carson said...

There's mention if BoSox swingman pitcher Julian Tavarez became avialable the Phils would be interested...yuck!

Did you know- Braves rookie catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia has the longest surname in major league history, at 14 letters.
Did you notice- Wheeler said his name about 137 times as if he deserved a cookie for pronouncing it correctly.

Shane Victorino was not in the Phillies' starting lineup last night for the second game in a row. He was not thrilled by the development. "I was shocked to see it," Victorino said. "You just have to deal with it." With lefthander Chuck James pitching for Atlanta, manager Charlie Manuel used righthanded-hitting Jayson Werth in right field. Victorino, a switch hitter, has struggled against lefties. Entering last night, he was hitting just .219 (7 for 32) with a .286 on-base percentage against them.

McD said...

Michael - I have no love for the Fourth Estate. I agree that in many cases they are self-serving egoists who carry themselves with an air of moral superiority. Frankly, many of of the writers in this town annoy me.

I am not so concerend about Gordon's shoulder as I am about the way this organization does business. Gordon getting hurt may indeed turn into a positive turning point for this season. However, it does not diminish the fact that the ownership and front office of this team is inept not only in producing a playoff caliber team, but also in communicating with the fans.

Instead of being straight forward back in March about Gordon's shoulder, they decided to decieve. The result was a poor April for Gordon, and another blow to my confidence in the executive leadership of this organization.

GM-Carson said...

Can anybody come to this tailgate?

Benjah? Skeeter? ChuckM? Anyone...

michael said...

i love how the phils are rumored to be looking to trade for every shitty relief pitcher on the block. i heard a rumor that the phillies are going to sign me as their left handed middle reliever.

mcd- at this point we should all be used to getting screwed by phils management, its nothing new sadly.

Jacobin said...

MCD -- As a recovering member of the fourth estate, I completely agree with you. The level of self-love in the newsroom rises to nearly pornographic proportions. I worked covering local government and related human interest stuff, and the asshole factor was gigantic there for people making barely enough to afford both rent and food (the egos were even larger in the sports department).

Carson -- The tailgate sounds like fun... I have graduation later that week, so I have to see how the family stuff (not to mention the wallet) are looking before I could commit to going to CBP.

Phillies -- Win a F^@$!#G series against the Braves!!! Stop playing like shit!!! Cease lying to the fans!!!

furiousBall said...

I'm going to do something for all of us, when Tom Gordon goes into the trainer's room, I'm going to strap a belt of explosives to myself and take him out and whatever other Phils bullpen staff is in there.

michael said...

damn! kamakazi style! your nuts furious but i think the phans would demand a spot for you on the wall of fame for saving the season.

McD said...

Michael - Sadly you are right about being screwed by the Phillies. But would it kill them to give us a reach around every so often?

GM-Carson said...

Once again, commenting has gone south on here- nice "reach around" comment McD!

You know, you think the Phils could find an excuse to put struggling players on the DL (mental vacation while filling their void with a minor leaguer). Other clubs do it all the time. The Braves just placed Redman and Wickman on the DL.

GM-Carson said...

If the Phils trade Jon Lieber for Kyle Farnsworth I'm done with the Phillies for this season. WSBGM's will become a Pirates only blog and talk nothing but trash on the other teams, including the Phils. Lets hope it doesn't come to this...

michael said...

no way that can happen Farnsworth SUUUUUCCCCCKKKKKKSSSS. I think the phils shouldn't trade anything to the yanks unless they're getting back bonafide prospects.

Skeeter said...

wow, I graduate college the day after the tailgate party. And there is some dumb baccalaureate mass on the 12th. What to do? What to do?

Jacobin said...

Skeeter -- If you have family that wants to go to that baccalaureate mass, then you should go to that! I've graduated from too many places thus far in my life that I don't need to ever don a cap and gown again, but really this kind of shit is for the people that care about you. Also, mass is never dumb! Now, go say a few Hail Marys.

Skeeter said...

haha I agree 100%. I'm going to that if my family wants to go. Trust me Jacobin, I'm not bailing out on college graduation.

Plus, going to church may give me a chance to say some prayers for this baseball team of ours.

Dave said...

I partially agree that Gordon going down is a blessing in disguise - however, who's going to get us out of the 8th?

GM-Carson said...

Skeeter- you know you want to come to the tailgate with us and have some brews.

BenJah said...

wsbgm tailgate party !!! woo hoo!!

too bad i work on saturdays and sundays. doh! if you feel like having the party on any friday or monday, i'm there like back hair. even thrusday or sunday nite could be ok

sorry to leave you hangin, i would really like to go

chuckm said...

I'm down for the tailgate

chuckm said...

Fooking 'ell Garcia is weak. Look at how good Geary looked in comparison. I say Lieber goes nowhere as long as he is pitching well.

Bob D said...

No hit in the lineup? how sad. If I had to put him in the lineup I would bat him 9th after Eaton who is a better hitter

Bob D said...

Gordon got a shot for his arm and will miss atleast 3 games. I see a DL visit come Sunday.

das411 said...

Save #1 for our boy Brett, hopefully the first of many...

Jacobin said...

Wooooo!!! We get a win, despite Eaton's ERA that has now climbed over 8! Adam Eaton is this year's Gavin Floyd!