Happy birthday WSBGM's, March 28th 2008 marking the 2nd anniversary of our inception into the blogsphere. Last year we recapped the site's 1st year of existence, but this year we going more low-key and simply giving a shout out to the two phenomenal specimens who started this entire thing. No, not Corey and me; rather Steve Jeltz and Rick Schu, now those two are some true old school gangsters! Welcome to the terrible twos...
There, was that low-key enough?
Cause for Concern:
The Phillies pitching staff is in shambles. We're all crossing our legs, toes, arms, fingers, and whatever other appendages that can be crossed in hopes that Brad Lidge returns healthy sometime soon. Interim closer Tom Gordon isn't exactly instilling faith in this fan's heart with his 12.38 spring era. Here's to hoping mending starting pitcher Kris Benson is ready by May, because resident shitcicle (yes, that's a frozen turd still attached to the bunghole) Adam Eaton is doing his best impersonation of a batting practice pitcher. Seriously though, I'm worried about the state of our pitching staff. Currently there are only 10 active pitchers and 30% of them suck (Eaton, Condrey, and Gordon being the 3 out of 10). Let's not forget Chad Durbin, Kendrick, and Moyer are mediocre/questionable too. Who to blame? Pat Gillick. He's the GM, he knew this was a problem, and yet he signed Pedro Feliz and So Taguchi rather than truly addressing the pitching. Don't get me wrong, Feliz and Taguchi are welcomed additions, and should help the club, but not at the expense of pitching. Patty G could still swoop in and get lucky with some table scraps that other teams are about to push down the garbage disposal (Fultz, Seanez, etc.), but that's yet to be determined. Either way, living off of supposed trash is no way to live, unless of course you're a freakin' hobo. It's a shame that the pitching of the 2008 Philadelphia Phillies could be the death of the 2008 Philadelphia Phillies. Sorry for being a Negative Nancy today, but I'm only being honest.