Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Thirsty Thursday

We're having computer issues in the WSBGM's camp- Carson's is not working properly and I'm stuck in a crap-tacular apartment in Delaware and don't even have access. I just bum-rushed a hippie in a wi-fi coffee house and am literally typing this as I run down the streets of Wilmington, hippie in pursuit...Anyways, posting/commenting may be a little slow for a while, but on to the Thursday Thirst.......


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Wes Helms - Stroh's - Back in the day, Stroh's was good. It along with Schlitz, Schaeffer, Schmidt's, were good, honest American beers brewed with quality and excellence. However, somewhere along the way things changed. They were bought my different companies, recipes were changed to brew them on the cheap, and they became cut-rate, horrible tasting beers that have become nothing more than a beer to throw in your trunk to drink when you get the shakes. Also at one time, Wes Helms could hit. 23 homers one year, .328 average another. Then he comes to the Phillies and plops down something in the .250 range. Another lost cause, except this one gives you the shakes instead of relieving them.
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David Bell - Schmitts

Corey

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Random Sh*t:
Via tele-conference from Delaware, Corey and I were able to collaborate on some thoughts about the game and the Phillies in general.

*Happy friggin' birthday Aaron Rowand. Poor Fence-Face found out the hard way that it's all down hill after 30, as he struck out all 4 times he batted last night.

*3-2-1 Whiff! After yesterday's piece on Ryan Howard making contact, he failed to do so in his first 3 at bats, but then did connect for a double in his 4th trip to the plate.

*Chris Wheeler called Rockies starting pitcher Jeff Francis "a good looking left-hander". I wonder what he would think of the right-handed non-baseball playing Brad Pitt.

*We've come to a 2-man consensus that Charles Fuqua Manuel is a retarded hick with a speech impediment after listening to far too many of his interviews.

*I'm not sure why, but Corey and I both feel former Mets Tim Teufel and the Hairy Monkey Nipple himself- Sid Fernandez (also a Phillie) deserve a shout out. Corey had some beers in him and I was laughing too hard to truly understand the relevance (if any) of this. Honestly, we love the monkey nipple!

*Marlon Anderson is secretly still a Phillie, that's the only explanation I can offer for his stupid attempted tackle on Iguchi that lead to the automatic double play to end the game due to interference (the correct call by the way).

~Carson

35 comments:

BloodStripes said...

I agree that Fuqua is a retard. Listening to his interviews are painful.

Wes and his brew need some help. Need to go up market.

If the Phillies sweep today I'm having a party.

GM-Carson said...

If the Phils win today, I may spunk myself.

We have a regular WSBGM's reader (Scotty) who is a Mets fan. I'd like to hear his take on this series thus far.

Schmitt's Gay = David "H-Mo" Bell.

Bob D said...

Only explanation for both Corey and Carson's computer problems: Manuel learned how to send a virus to his critics.
Maybe Anderson will be traded to the Phils before tommorows deadline, he will replace all-field, no-hit Abe.

Phils have a good chance as Lohse has put up a 3.95 ERA since comming to Philly. He actually looks like a decent pitcher (not in the same sense as Wheeler said of Francis)

Maria said...

Every game has been interesting. I'd love to win today and watch ATL take 2 of 3 from them. I love Pat Burrell's met-killer instinct. Jimmy's been quite amazing and Jamie went a solid 6 innings(hopefully a sign of things to come). Oh and Marlon Anderson's an idiot.

Scotty said...

I think this series has allowed to understand what Phillies fans have been going through all season.

The Mets 'pen has been terrible in this series, and their big hitters havent been able to drive in runs because the top of the order isnt getting on base. Reyes and Castillo are having a terrible series at the plate and Reyes has been caught stealing several times in timely situations.

Starting pitching has been solid for the Mets the first three games especially Glavine who got through 7 with a 2-0 lead. The bullpen, which is supposed to be one of the best in the national league, has let the team down.

The offense has not scored more than 2 runs in its last 4 games, all losses and this in my opinion is due to a lack of production out of the 1 & 2 hitters. when Reyes and Castillo are on base the Mets score runs and the equation is that simple. I have to give the Phillies pitchers/ catchers credit for keeping them off base for most of the series and for negating their impact by throwing them out/ picking them, off when they do get on base.

It has been a rough series for the Amazin's but a win today keeps the Phils at 4 games back and a positive note for the Mets to take to Atlanta.

By the way, as hard as it is to say, CB Bucknor made a good call in my opinion on the play at second base. other than that play, Marlon Anderson has done nothing but positive things for the Mets so far. he has been a shot in the arm off the bench and can plan both the infield and outfiled, I think he was an excellent pick up.

Scotty said...

I also want to ask if anyone who watched the Phils/Mets game the other night scratched their head at Willie Randolph's use of his bench when he used Jeff Conine and Lastings Milledge as pinch hitters. He brought Conine to the plate first to hit for the right fielder, i think it was Shawn Green, then he brought Milledge up next to hit for the pitcher.

Milledge is an outfielder with speed and Conine is an aging first baseman, maybe i'm missing something but i think i would have hit them in reverse order. Milledge covers more ground, has a better arm and PLAYS THE OUTFIELD. Also, if Conine had reached base, would he have been able to score on a double by Milledge?? Maybe.. but it would have been close, however if Milledge hits first, with his speed he easily scores on a ball in the gap. While neither hitter helped the club by getting on base, Conine stayed in the game to play right field???? This just boggled my mind. I think playing in Philly has caused Randolph to pick up some of Manuel's managing strategies.

If anyone can fill me in on the sense of hitting these guys the way he did, please feel free

Bob D said...

Randolph caught some of Manuelitis??? Don't worry Scotty, Carlos Ruiz had a simular call cost the Phils last week as did Anderson yesterday.
But a win today by the fightins will put the Phils 2 behind the Mets!

GM-Carson said...

Holy Shit-tah! That was a friggin' blast my Howard. I love it when he hits homeruns! 2-0 Phils, screw Scotty's Mets!

furiousBall said...

Make it 5-0! Burrell and Rowand went deep.

furiousBall said...

Damnit Geary...

BloodStripes said...

Bad move Phils. Rayass hasn't had a hit all series and they walk him. Man I hope Alfy gets out of this.

Jacobin said...

I was feeling good... now I feel the dry heaves coming on. Alfonseca gave us a shit outing today.

Jacobin said...

Pat Burrell the Met killer strikes again! Way to take Billy Goat Wagner out of the park! ...now we need some more.

BloodStripes said...

Gordon throws in the bullpen now. Are you fucken kidding us Fuqua. Why wasn't he used in the 8th? Unbelievable!

Burrell homers again. Maybe the Phils can save Elmers dumb-ass yet. Give it up rat!

GM-Carson said...

I've been trying to post all game, but like mentioned in the post, I'm experiencing computer problems.

Anyway- Manuel is an idiot for lifting Lohse so early and even bigger idiot for intentionally walking the go-ahead run with virtually no chance at a double play.

Phils fought back though. Burrell says "fuck you" to Wagner via homerun.

Phils wins!!!!!

Jacobin said...

FOUR GAME SWEEP!!!!

Thank you for being so bad in big games Billy Goat Wagner!

It's a good thing they put those suicide prevention phones on some of the New York bridges because I think some Mets fans are going to be feeling a little hopeless and despondent tonight!

SirAlden said...

* Picks Up The Towel *

BloodStripes said...

Oh YEAH!!!! Chase Utley...WOOOOOO!!!!

What a game. What a series. Phillies kill it.

Party time!!!

das411 said...

NOW do you guys agree that J-Werth is no Danny Sandoval??

Phantastic sweep, let's carry that momentum on down to Florida!!

GM-Carson said...

My wife is due this Sunday (Sept. 2) but after that Chase Utley hit I wouldn't be surprised if she delivers tonight with my son's middle name being Chase and all.

That game had me happy, then mad, then pissed, then happy again, then annoyed, then pissed, then ready to fricken kill, then happy, happier, happiest!

GM-Carson said...

I've been up and down on Werth during the season. I defended him for a while saying he was an adequate 4th outfielder, then before his injury he sucked...really f'n sucked. Since his return from the DL he's been awesome. He plays good defense, is making a lot of contact, and is showing tenacity...I'm liking him for the time being.

Jacobin said...

I watched most of the game at work today... slow afternoon for me and there's a television in the one witness room. However, I left work when the game was headed to the ninth, so I listened to the end of it on the radio. Over on Beerleaguer, they're saying that the television cameras caught Werth yelling, "Take that you m*ther f^@#ers!" when Utley drove in the winning run. Someone needs to get that up on Youtube or something pronto. I so want to see that. My admiration for Werth will have gone up immensely if that's true.

Bob D said...

Jason is Werth it! Great hustle.
Lohse wasn't all that bad, and putting the game in the hands of the bullpen in the 4th was way too early.
Iguchi was key especially his steal as they walked Rollins to get to Chase.
Good to see the top of the order to get alot of hits.

Jarex said...

Lohse was near 90 pitches when Charlie pulled him. I agree with the move. Plus before today the bullpen had had a good series.

What's the scene going to be like when Charlie wins MOTY?

Maria said...

The bullpen looked like crap today. Cholly took Lohse out too soon but thank god for the offense. Pat Burrell with 2 more homeruns! Jayson Werth stealing 2 bases! and Chase Utley "clutching it up." Ryan Howard's homerun was mammoth, good thing we got to Hernandez early and into the Mets bullpen. Not to mention Billy Wagner blew the save and got the loss.

But we celebrate today and get ready for Florida and Atlanta. We have favorable pitching match ups this weekend. Lets keep it going. 5 game winning streak. Stay optimistic and no more throwing in the towel. Sleep well knowing we just swept those dirty Mets!

Maria said...

Oh and we definitely need to resign Iguchi, Werth, and Rowand. They have proven to be significant pieces that really helps the team win.

Maria said...

And the reason I think Werth was able to steal 2nd and 3rd so easily is because Paul Lo Duca was scared to throw and have the ball get away while allowing the run to score or runner to advance. Like it happened to us in the top of the 8th (& Reyes scored) and in game 2 when Shane Victorino when to 3rd--later scoring on Rowand's 'extremely hard hit ball.'

chuckm said...

Just got back from the game. What a blast that they pulled it out despite Charlie Manuel practically trying to give them the game.

Jacobin said...

Some guy posted video of fighting in the stands at last night's game. Supposedly it's because of Mets fans being there, but it's hard to tell. Youtube is amusing:

Fight! Fight! Fight!

Jacobin said...

Wow, some other guy who was watching the same fight got better video and already posted it as a video response. So odd:

Fight! Fight! Fight! Redux

BloodStripes said...

Baseball hooligans.

GM-Carson said...

I said I "may spunk myself" if the Phils sweep the Mets...dammit that gets messy.

Jacobin said...

With his two home runs yesterday, Burrell went to 41 homers against the Mets in his career. That makes him the all-time leader in homers against the Mets (previously Willie Mays had that distinction with 40). This makes Burrell the all-time Mets killer.

BloodStripes said...

Thats a great distinction.

This Florida series makes me nervous. The Marlins have been pitiful lately. It would be just our luck for them to come good right now. I also reckon the Phillies are not as good going in as favourites. They are better off being written off. They are good at raising expectation but have had trouble playing up to it once risen.

Prove me wrong Phils. Keep the momentum.

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