Friday, June 01, 2007

Boo

Whether you're at the Brick Cit House this weekend watching the debacle in person, sitting at home viewing the boob-tube while Sarge and Wheels drone on about nothing, or listening to Larry Andersen butcher play-by-play on the radio, you need to boo. Boo Barry Bonds of course, but boo our hometown Phillies too. The Phillies have broken too many hearts, squashed too many dreams, calloused too many fans. It's time for them to hear and know our disgust. Boo from the time they take the field for warm-up until the last pitch of the game. Boo with all you have, let them hear your revulsion. I may live further than earshot from the stadium, but if we all boo in unison the entire world can hear our displeasure with the current state of Philadelphia Phillies baseball. BOO!!!

~Carson

30 comments:

GM-Carson said...

From Jayson Stark's Rumblings: The Phillies seem to have concluded they'll have no choice but to at least dangle center fielder Aaron Rowand before the trading deadline if they're still looking for late-inning bullpen upgrades. But one NL scout who is a longtime Rowand admirer says that would be a big mistake. "You're talking about a guy who has a Philadelphia-type mentality," the scout said. "And that's hard to find. Plus, this guy is a big force in that clubhouse, and you have to be really careful about trading a player like that. Sometimes, the intangibles that guy offers under the surface don't become apparent until after he's gone." By the way, Rowand's tangibles aren't too shabby, either. He's sixth among all NL outfielders in OPS. And he hasn't gone two straight games without a hit all season.

*I agree Rowand is a Philly type player and is off to a good start this season, but trading him down the line makes sense, especially if we're out of contention.

GM-Carson said...

From ESPN- Philadelphia Phillies: The critics are back in full force, as the Phillies' decision to shift Brett Myers to the bullpen was a questionable one, but now there's little doubt after the right-hander suffered a strained shoulder in a May 23 game. Since his first relief outing on April 18, Myers had made 18 appearances in 36 days, spanning 34 scheduled Phillies games. On a pace like that, he'd have pitched in 86 games over a full 162-game schedule, a number topped only by the Pirates' Salomon Torres in 2006. It's bad timing for Myers, who all but secured the permanent closer role in the past month, though at least former closer Tom Gordon isn't much closer to a return from the DL himself. Neither reliever has a timetable for his return, with Myers' only news that an MRI revealed nothing more than a strain, while Gordon was only scheduled to resume throwing on Tuesday. Don't expect either back until at least mid-June, leaving the save chances in the hands of Antonio Alfonseca for now. Isn't it curious how often managers lean on "closer experience" in seeking fill-ins? Charlie Manuel seems to have overlooked that both Geoff Geary and Ryan Madson have outpitched Alfonseca, the Marlins' closer from 1999 to 2001 and a man with a 6.48 ERA and 2.16 WHIP in nine appearances in May.

BloodStripes said...

Things have turned to shit. Manuel is a goose.

TJ said...

They always play this clip right before the ninth inning, but they never play the whole thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCwwRJtTJfA

"So, I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window, open it, and stick your head out, and yell,

[snip] "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"[/snip]

let's go Phillies! (clap clap clap-clap-clap)

GM-Carson said...

They should play the clip of Burrell flippin' the bird every half inning.

Bob D said...

I would trade Burrell before Rowand and sign Rowand to an extension. Rowand seems to have more power any way.

Boo!

GM-Carson said...

I would love to trade Burrell. I wasn't for this early on, but he's showing he's just not that good anymore. He has a strong and accurate arm in the outfield and the ability to walk, but other than that he's been a huge letdown.

GreggyD said...

Trade Pat Burrell? I don't understand when people say this. Yes, in a perfect world teams would be clamoring for Pat Burrell, but he just cannot play well enough and we are not the only ones to see that. Burrell isn't even a guy that someone would want to acquire for the playoff stretch just because he cannot get it done at the plate or in the field.

Pat Burrell teased this city and the nation's sports writers by getting off to such a hot start. He has predictably fallen near the Mendoza line. What else should one expect?

I will be at the Bank tonight in left field (section 144). I will be on Barry's ass all night no doubt...but Pat Burrell will be getting it just as badly.

GM-Carson said...

Boo everyone! Not everyone deserves, but that way you're impartial.

goDuke said...

BOOOOOOO Carson! There... now everyone has been boo'ed.

Jacobin said...

Burrell has a no trade contract and he doesn't want to be traded. They tried to send him to Baltimore last year and he wouldn't take that deal. During the entire off-season he talked about how he wanted to stay in Philadelphia (meaning that he wouldn't waive the no-trade clause). Not only is Burrell overpaid, but his contract makes it so that you cannot move him.

And if we're out of it, I'm all for trading Rowand and anyone else that won't be here next year because of free agency. You all know the Scrooges that own this organization will not pay a few million for Rowand the free agent when they will have Michael Bourn making near major league minimum next year to take his place.

I propose the chant that fans need to start at Phillies games go like this: "SELL THIS TEAM! SELL THIS TEAM! SELL THIS TEAM!"

GM-Carson said...

Thanks GoDuke, I needed to be put in my place. Boo Duke while we're at it.

GreggyD said...

You want us to boo everyone? Why would I want to be impartial? I don't care what the media says about us as Philly fans, I don't care what other teams' fans say about us as Phillies fans. I surely would not even think about booing Cole Hamels if he was pitching, nor would I dream of booing Chase Utley, who is the best and most consistent player on this team as well as arguably the best second baseman in all of baseball.

I've always believed that you should cheer on those players giving their best efforts (i.e. Utley and Hamels) and get on all of the others. Make no mistake, the brunt of this Phillies team will be getting booed tonight by myself, but I am not going to blame those who try for the rest of the team sucking.

GM-Carson said...

GreggyD- my post today was said in jest, I don't really mean boo everyone, I was just trying to make a point. Hamels, Moyer, Rowand, Dobbs, and Utley do not deserved to get booed. Even Howard is getting better and Ruiz has been decent. I basically am fed up with the Phillies and "boo" is how I feel about them.

GM-Carson said...

Who Knew? Over a 22-year career, Barry Bonds has hit 64 of his 746 home runs against the Phillies, including 29 in Philadelphia. Only the San Diego Padres have surrendered more.

goDuke said...

Carson... good work on the boo Duke. Also Boo Steve Smith... I think the former NBA player Steve Smith would be a better third base coach then that Shmoe we have down there.

GM-Carson said...

If the former NBA player Steve Smith were our 3rd base coach we could have 3 point competitions between innings where fans win prizes if they beat. The Phils are going to need gimmicks like that to attract fans if they keep playing his shitty.

goDuke said...

I agree. Maybe they could alternate between the former NBA'er, the Schmo we have now and the Carolina Panthers receiver. Like a 3 headed monster for 3rd base coach. If it were the receiver they could do a tackle Steve Smith contest in between innings or something.

SirAlden said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

----The Gang of Seven ----

The Phillies Current Ownership Group:
- David Montgomery, Claire S. Betz
- AlexanderK.Buck, J. Mahlon Buck, Jr.
- William C. Buck, John S. Middleton
- Bill Giles

They are responcible since the sale of the team by the Carpenter Family in 1982 for our Prozac prescriptions, our dime a day drug habits, our creeping obesity, and the success we have had with women from 1983 onward due to our generally depressive and self destructive views of the world.

They are responcible for ruining our lives!!!!!

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SirAlden said...

FUCK Buck Buck Buck FUCK

BOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

FUCK Montgomery, Middleton, and Giles while he is pouring 6 beers at time FUCK

BOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Claire Betz is way to old unless you get hard watching The Golden Girls.

meech.one said...

I'm pretty sure siralden just clinched the "Commenter of the Day" award.

Jacobin said...

Some minor league team is giving out bobblehead dolls that look like some guy name Bob L. Head (see story here).

Maybe the Phillies could do something like this where the fans pick their favorite guy named Richard Head to represent the "Gang of Seven" ownership group.

GM-Carson said...

Jacobin- great suggestion for a promotion, as I'm sure Corey would love to have a bobbing dickhead, because he's into that sort of stuff. Such a freak he is.

CLARE. said...

Every time Rowand's name comes up as a trade prospect, I want to throw myself on the floor and have a screaming tantrum. He can't leave. HE CANNOT!

Bob D said...

Sorry, I slept thru the game - was there any Boos? I heard we had a shutout is that good? Maybe we can get the first pick in next years draft.

Boo for blogs, Boo for rumors

Bob D said...

The team sign a Ruiz to Reading (AA). Of course he has failed several drug and substance abuse tests - he must be a Philly fan. I blame Montgomery $ Co. for all suicides done by Philly fans since 1982.

I would guess tommorows post will have a parental guidance note attached prior to reading on.

Jacobin said...

Total shit.

das411 said...

Wait a minute...i found myself on a Dodger blog earlier tonight and someone reported in "49ers 13 EAGLES 0"...what the hell happened???

GM-Carson said...

Like I said at the onset...BOO!!!

Philly Sports Talk Now! said...

Nice story about Barry, I just posted one on my blog at

http://www/phillywebcast.com

The Phils are in a rut after looking so good in Atlanta. Can they bounce back?

Rich