Saturday, August 23, 2008

Hangin' Tough- NKOTB Meets Phillies

Everybody's always talking about who's on top.
Don't cross our paths,
'cause you're gonna get stopped.
We ain't gonna give anybody any slack.
And if you try to keep us down,
We're gonna come right back.
And you know it...
Hangin' Tough!
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,
Just Hangin' Tough!


Turn It On:
*3 homeruns and 8 runs in one game from the Phils...I almost feel spoiled.

*Kyle Kendrick may have only lasted 5.2 innings, but he only allowed 1 run in those 5.2 innings, so that's 5.2 quality innings. Hence, the win he received for his efforts.

*Since August 13 Jimmy Rollins is a putrid 3-37 (.081), ain't no cheering that.

*Geoff Jenkins is a bit banged up and has to go for an MRI today. Although he's producing well below career norms, it would still hurt to have him DL'd.

*Young lefties duel it out for the nation to see this afternoon on Fox, with Cole Hamels set to face off against Clayton Kershaw. Round 2 of Operation Payback starts at 3:55.


Do the Mets ever lose? The Phils are 4-1 over their last 5 games yet are unable to make up any ground on the NL East leading Metropolitans because they're 9-1 over their last 10. Have I ever mentioned that I hate the Mets? Because I HATE the Mets!


Whitey Lives!:
Phillies Hall of Fame Broadcaster Harry Kalas and Dan Stephenson, writer/director of the DVD Richie Ashburn: A Baseball Life (which recently appeared in the Philadelphia Film Festival) will be signing copies of the Ashburn DVD from 11am-12:30pm at the Majestic Clubhouse Store at Citizen Bank Park on August 23rd. DVDs are available at the ballpark. There will also be a special appearance from the Phillie Phanatic!



Corey said...

carson, you've cemented your place in the gay blogging hall of fame with that new kids on the block crap (by the way, joey was my favorite...)

however, the "hurt to have him DL'd" pun was a nice touch.

furiousBall said...

you know what i hate... the Mets might be this year's Rockies. Lightening in a bottle at just the right time.

GM-Carson said...

Thanks for picking up on the pun, and Donnie was my favorite New Kid. I know it's gay, but it's funny that way.

GM-Carson said...

Happy 29th birthday to an all-time least favorite of mine, Chris Roberson. Who is currently wasting away with a .681 OPS in Triple A for Baltimore.

GM-Carson said...

Arthur Rhodes has now appeared in 9 games for the Marlins, spanning 4.1 innings and hasn't given up a run and has 1 win and 4 holds. That dude sucked for us!

NE Phillies Phan said...

Horrible reference to Ben Affleck in Mallrats..."Oh yeah, who's your favorite new kid? Call me Joey!"

GM-Carson said...

You're my boy Burrell, you're my boy!

3-0 Phils, hey ho, let's go!

ripjgarcia said...

Kemp is my hero.. haha.. I could just tell something was amiss when he was waiting for that ball... I thought he might drop it, but 10 feet behind him is good enough..

And now Howard.. how about a little run support for Cole finally.

Aaron said...

Looks like the Mets might finally lose one tonight....FINALLY.

Two games back to back scoring some runs has been like a breath of fresh air. I can't remember the last time I was able to relax while I watched a Phillies game these last two games have been very nice.
Keep it boys. Swing at strikes don't swing at balls and we win the division. It's that simple.

Chase Trillo said...

Nice win by the Phils. Today was one of their better overall performances. Hopefully the Muts lose and that Charlie moves Hamels next start up one day to pitch against NY on Wednesday.

GM-Carson said...

Man I hope this is just the beginning of the turnaround for this offense.