Sunday, July 08, 2007

After The Rain

I'm stupid. Two nights in a row I go to sleep with the Phillies winning, fairly confident they'll hold it, only to wake up to a loss. I've seen my share of the 9,999, so I should know better by now. The first lead was 6-1, and last night they were up 3-0 and still batting in the first when the game was delayed. After the rain, they only had 4 hits and were outscored 6-0. Nelson said that "After the rain washes away the tears, and all the pain; only after the rain, can you live again." But you can't get hits in Colorado. Damn.

Frankly, I can't talk about losing any more today. Instead, enjoy Nelson's "After The Rain." It's obvious the guy at the beginning of the video is a Phillies fan and is angry his son is living an "alternative lifestyle" as a Nelson-living Mets fan...

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Others Who Suck
Check out this post from a ChiSox fan before Floyd's call-up to the majors. I especially like the part when he says, "I’d like to see how he performs in 12-15 starts with the Sox." Ummm, no you wouldn't. One start (5.2 innings, 6 runs, 4 walks, 2 strikeouts) is pretty much all you need. If it wouldn't be for Floyd, Abreu and the Yankees being so atrocious, I would have nothing to be happy about in baseball.
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And Finally...
Pat Burrell was listed as the the NL Least Valuable Player by Jayson Stark on ESPN.com. Nice to see Phillies winning fake awards.

The Cy Yuk went to Kip Wells, who should feel lucky, he wouldn't have had a chance at that award if Freddy Garcia was healthy.

Corey

10 comments:

Corey said...

i really don't want to have to do a 10K loss blog tomorrow...

Jacobin said...

You forgot to mention that Vincente Padilla got Stark's AL Cy Yuk award! There's another head case and former Phillie to be struggling. From the little picture of him in the story, I'd also nominate him as the next pitcher most likely to attack people with a machete and try to brighten the skies with a gas-fueled immolation of said victims.

BenJah said...

after sweeping the yankees and mets, and on the verge of sweeping the phillies, maybe i will switch and be a rockies fan.

i dont mind liking a team that isnt perfect, actually watching them struggle a little can be fun. be we just really fucking suck!! and that bugs me.

dont sweat the 10K blog: just give us some bucco info, and for god's sake post more boobies!!

GreggyD said...

Yeah, the 10k blog isn't important. A little footnote about 10k will suffice, we all know it's going to happen. Why wallow in our Phillies' sorrows more than we have to?

Then again, maybe the Phils will pull one out of their asses today and can delay number 10,000 until after the all star break.

As soon as I saw Stark was giving out an LVP award, I knew it would be going to Burrell. No doubt about it.

Ryan Howard has a good chance of winning the HR derby. After all, he does only hit HRs or strike out so expect all 10 of his outs in each round to be from swinging and missing.

Corey said...

fine. boobies it is for tomorrow.

BenJah said...

yyaaaayyy! horraaaaaay boobies!!

SirAlden said...

* Boobies check * maybe you should have a page 6 We Should Be GM's Girl each day.

Los said...

You know, the 13th is next Friday ... wouldn't that be funny if the Phils were able to put a win-streak together up until then?

Jacobin said...

The Astros/Rockies run ends at 2-4, but realistically should have been 4-2. Barksdale hoses the team in that Houston game and Alfonseca gets within a strike of closing out a game against the Rockies. Hell, the team did win 3 out of 6, even if they only get actual credit for 2. I guess the part I find so annoying here is that they go 4-2 over those two series and I'm happy with how it turns out... instead, I get to be pissed again.

Did you catch the theatrics of the tarp blowing around during the seventh inning? That was some wild shit. And it was cool to see the Phillies come out and give the grounds crew a hand. The Rockies are in their clubhouse and the away team is getting soaked helping out some working stiffs. It was pretty nice. And Adam Eaton looked good dragging that tarp... he might not be able to have a respectable ERA, but he does have a place on the baseball diamond (at least during rain delays!).

Whelkman said...

Eaton looked good pulling that tarp. Too good. Now we know his career before wearing a Phillie uniform.