Thursday, August 23, 2007

Thirsty Thursday

For this week's Thirsty Thursday post, I decided to feature two players who figured prominently in last night's total crapfest. One good, one not so much...

Chris Coste - Miller High Life - Deciding which player I would assign the High Life to was a tough call. I'm a High Life Soldier and appreciate the Champagne of Beers to the utmost, so not just any player would be deserving. After deliberation, I chose Coste, and here's why. I feel the High Life may be the most underappreciated beer around. You'll hardly ever find it on tap. It's even tough to find a bottle of it at the local watering hole. It's openly put down and mocked by beer drinkers "in the know" (represented in this analogy by Pat Gillick) as inferior. Yet, when it's hot outside and you've been playing golf, lounging on the deck, or busting your tail with a "honey-do" list, nothing is more refeshing than a longneck Miller. It never disappoints. Also, it won't kill your budget, as a case could run you as cheap as $11 or $12. High Life at Genesee and Schaeffer prices, although you won't pay much, you get a superior product. That is Chris Coste, an underappreciated, productive, inexpensive American product that is loved by true fans.

Jose Mesa - Colt 45 - My friend Gut once said to me, "Colt 45 makes you angry. You drink that stuff, you might end up fighting somebody." Well, that's kind of how I feel when Joe Table comes jogging in from the bullpen, a little bit angry and definitely ready to fight someboy. And don't believe a word Billy Dee Williams says about the Colt in the commercial below. He sold out his boy Han Solo and gave him up to Boba Fett. For what, Cloud City? Not a man to be trusted. [Also, if I were casting Return of the Jedi with Phillies, Mesa would get the part of Lando.]


Corey

18 comments:

GM-Carson said...

High Life in a bottle is a great beer.

I can't believe the Dodgers scored 15 runs off of us. The Phils looked liked they didn't want to play last night. I understand all these injuries can be demoralizing, but suck it up and play ball! Durbin is very hittable, Mesa is back to sucking, and Condrey continues to suck. I think we were sorta screwed with Cole, now we're ultra-screwed without him.

GM-Carson said...

Chris Roberson was optioned back to Ottawa following the game with Gas Can Geary getting recalled.

Kiss-ass Ruben Amaro Jr. had this to say, "It's obviously a credit to our staff," Amaro said. "Charlie and our staff have done a fantastic job of staying even keel. No panic buttons are being pushed. They believe and we believe in the players who are here. The players deserve a lot of credit, too. They're going out there and playing, and believing they can win."

Model Dictator gets the start this afternoon...hello loss! It will probably be his only start though, as Adam Eaton will most likely take his spot August 28.

Ryan Howard is horrible right now. Think back on this season and it's hard to believe he has as many homers and rbi as he does because he's seemed to suck for so much of the time. I'm glad the Phils didn't sign him long term yet, because he needs to show he can make adjustments before getting the huge pay day. Right now I see him as the equivalent of Adam Dunn. Walks a lot, has huge power, strikes out at a record breaking rate, and plays poor defense.

GM-Carson said...

I know batting with 2 strikes is difficult for a MLB player, but Ryan Howard is 30 for 236 (.120 avg) on the season with various counts of 2 strikes.

Bob D said...

"Model Dictator gets the start this afternoon...hello loss!" - Why would you say that Carson? He is likely to pitch better than Eaton.

I also envision the offense to come alive today and show them Rangers how to really score runs.

Maybe it would be better if we replace Condrey with a batting tee.

Maria said...

I was watching Baseball Tonight (I know, why) but they were talking about how Jimmy should get a gold glove this year. That'd be nice.

But what about jimmy for MVP?

Jacobin said...

I don't know if anyone from this club is going to get MVP unless we make it into the playoffs. Jimmy deserves consideration and depending on what Utley does when he comes back, he could put himself right back in the MVP conversation. I hope Fabio is lights out today, but I don't have a good feeling about his starting.

furiousBall said...

Fabio pitched fairly well. Only allowed the one run, walked a shitload of batters (6 over 5). But if a starter holds the opposition to one run, we should be ahead in the game. C'mon offense, wake up!

Bob D said...

Yeah, only let up 2 hits off of Castro. However, the pen now has it Romero 1 run in 1 inning and now Gordon is imploding with 1 run in already bases loaded and no-one out.

furiousBall said...

and Geary just let in two more...5-1, great job again bullpen!

SirAlden said...

Geary came in and got a bases loaded double play, but sadly...

Jacobin said...

Fabio pitched well enough for this team to win, unfortunately we didn't generate offense today... even more unfortunately, the bad Tom Gordon came to the park today.

GM-Carson said...

Maria- Jimmy is great defensively and if the Phils make playoffs will get deserved MVP consideration.

Really- the Phils are screwing themselves right now. The offense is shitting the bed. Tom Gordon and the rest of the bullpen sucks (save Brett Myers who should be in the rotation anyway). That was an ugly series against the Dodgers and the sad this is, the organization, GM, and manager are going to blame it on losses...pick it up!

GM-Carson said...

Moyer, Lohse, Kendrick, Durbin, and Castro is the worst starting rotation in MLB right now. It's that disgusting?! Put shitty starting pitching, with an again crappy bullpen, and a dormant offense...a rust Vic/Utley aren't going to be able to salvage this sinking ship...we're screwed!

Los said...

It seems like Hamels being out of the rotation has flattened this team ... Utley can't get back soon enough ... BTW, can he pitch?

GM-Carson said...

Chase Utley is my favorite Phillie, but I don't think he fix what is wrong with this team. They seem "flat" (as Los said) and demoralized because of these injuries and the pitching staff sucks!

furiousBall said...

you know what really sucks, we really should be rooting for the Mets tonight to beat the Pads.

*shudder*

I just got the heebeegeebees

Bob D said...

Castro got sent down after the game. Wonder who will be called up? probably Barajas. Uhg!

Besides the walks a good 5 innings from Castro, should have let him pitch 9 then we could win. Eaton will likely be back for Tuesdays game and Hamels for next Saturday.

Jacobin said...

Eh? They sent Fabio down after that start? I don't really understand this team, but I assume that means Eaton's illusory injury must be all better.