Thursday, January 17, 2008

Phillies Wars - Episode IV

Jimmy Rollins as Mace Windu - In Episode III, Mace Windu battles Darth Sidious, and at the conclusion of their fight, Sidious is begging for mercy. That is MVP caliber lightsabering, right there. Also, I think Jimmy is the only guy on the team that could make using a purple bat/lightsaber look cool.

Shane Victorino as Lando Calrissian - Lando's a cool dude. He's a smuggler and gambler - he won Cloud City in a game of cards. He's also played by Billy Dee Williams, one of the smoothest cats around.

Kyle Kendrick as a Jedi padawan - I was very skeptical when Kendrick came up from AA last year, but a 10-4 record and 3.87 ERA shows that he could be a Jedi star in the making.


Danny Tartbull as E.T. - In Episode 1, in the scene where the galactic senate debates the decisson of voting for a new chancellor, if you look quick and close, and can spot that little Reece's Pieces eating alien. It's a brief appearance that lacks impact or any real importance. And there you have Danny Tartabull's Phillies career.


Corey

12 comments:

JohnDewar said...

What? No Chase Utley as Obi-wan Kenobi?

Keep up the good work Corey...

JD
http://notitlessince83.blogspot.com

Marc said...

No Ewoks?

http://raysbaseball.blogspot.com

Bob D said...

When does the death star appear?

Wow ten million reasons for Howard to resign for next year. Hope that doesn't start a bunch of whinning from either side. I see Howard getting the $10mil vs the Phils offer of $7mil. I do not forsee a long term contract this year, but next year I could see that happening, but costlier.

GM-Carson said...

Howard is asking for record setting amounts based on years of eligibility. He's awesome, but he's not the best player that's ever gone through this process and to demand that type of money with his experience is a bit pompous...I hope they meet half way.

I love the ET reference...Danny Tartabull, such a waste.

GM-Carson said...

Happy Birthday to Amaury Telemaco and Jeff Juden!

GM-Carson said...

For those that don't already know- Howard wants 10 mil, which would be a record for a 1st year eligible player. The Phils countered with 7. I say settle in the middle for 8.5 and move on.

Bruntlett was 800k, Phils offered 550k...still cheaper than No-Hit.

SirAlden said...

Hey GM-Carson, thanks for the support over at Beerleaguer.

I have to be that optimistic to balance the PUSSIES INTERRUPTED over there.

I do not support every move, the low amount allocated to last year's 2007 Draft was Heinous. You have rich owners and people who work for them, I really think Gillick (aside from his calling in all his old retreads with no budget) was better than any GM in dealing with the Gang of Seven.

I do not look forward to Ruben Amaro with his manby pamby mouth next year. If Gillick has not created a game plan
(draft draft draft Pitching) that sticks, we will all be on dead.

GM-Carson said...

I cringe every time I think of Ruben Amaro Jr. as our future GM.

SirAlden- nice use of the phrase "manby pamby".

SirAlden said...

Get your ass over there GM-Carson I just posted again and I need your help.

Bob D said...

We finally did it! The Philly Phanatic was named the best sports mascot! Carson you need to do an interview or a post on this terrific news. Especially since we are about a month from spring training.

Also Sports Illustrated did an article on the best time to be a sports fan in a certain city during a certain year. The winner was Philly in 1980 as the Flyers, Sixers, Eagles all went on to the championship game and the Phillies won it all.

GM-Carson said...

Bob D- I'm planning a hodge podge post for Monday that includes some Phils news from the last week...Phanactic will make an appearance.

Los said...

Im really hoping that Kendrick can do as well as last season, and that this wasn't a fluke. We've had enough of those "one-pitch" wonders, haven't we?