Yesterday the Phils lost for the 65th time this season and it was also their third straight loss, now falling 5 behind the Mets for the NL East and 3 behind the D'backs for the Wild Card. Things are getting dicey as each game lost at this point in the season seems to be a minus 1 in the standings. Chase Utley did his part to try and lead the Phils to victory, but failure becomes the Phils as the rest of the team failed to show up. Just like most games, I watched this one on tv, but this one was different because I was in a hospital room...labor/delivery room. Yep, I'm now officially a daddy! I'm pleased to announce that yesterday my wife and I welcomed Collier Chase into this world (plus 1). His mommy is a Braves fan, and I of course a Phils, so how appropriate was it to have those 2 teams playing on the blessed day?
Take Him, Please!:
ESPN's rumor central is reporting that the Astros are interested in our assistant GM, Ruben Amaro Jr., as their real GM. I'd be more than happy to send Amaro packing for the hot Texas heat, because when Patty G ships outta Philly we'll be left with Ruben to run this organization...right into the ground. He already lies through the side of his mouth about injuries and hypes up crap-o-riffic players while only being the assistant, so just imagine what this snake would do if in charge. This wouldn't be the first time we sent him packing, as the Phils traded Amaro after the '93 season to Cleveland for what would become our All-Star closer Heathcliff Slocumb. So, I'll take a package of Brad Lidge and Hunter Pence from Houston for the rights to Amaro.