Thursday, October 30, 2008

Merchandise Parade


I don't think there's anything I can say today that all of you haven't already thought to yourself or haven't heard/read someone else say, so I'm just going to show you how I plan on spending my son's college fund...









...and for the little guy, because I felt bad he'll be going to community college now.

~Carson

15 comments:

SirAlden said...

No worries for little Chase, just make sure you keep having him take 100 swings from each side of the plate each day.

He's going to be my first round pick in the 26th annual WSBGM's Fantasy Baseball League.

GM-Carson said...

My kid has a helluva heater already.

GM-Carson said...

Campaign Cheer started August 19th, Phillies record over that stretch: 36-15, winning % .706. Just saying...

GreggyD said...

I have nothing to do today. I'm skipping all my classes. It's time to live out this dream that I have had for so long.

And right now, I'm gonna start off this post-championship day by heading to the mall and emptying my bank account.

GO PHILS!!!!!!!!!!

njh723 said...

I go to college out of state, so I'm already hugely in debt... but what's another couple hundred dollars, right?

I'll never forget the night that I opted to not study for an 8am test in favor of spraying champagne all over my friends. Best Andre I've ever tasted. Thanks Phils

Maria said...

I got the shirt and the hat this morning. I really want that bear.

If you raise your son right, he'll understand.

This is amazing.

GM-Carson said...

If I raise my son right he'll earn a scholarship and never have to know about this little spending spree I'm about to go on.

Lake Fred said...

By the time little Chase needs to go to college, the gov'ment will be paying for everything and taxing all your earnings. Don't worry about saving and money for college.

I was around in 1980 and I regret that I only bought a red 1980 World Series Champions gym bag that wore out; the cloth ripped and the zipper broke. I think I bought some printed material like a press guide or something that's probably half eaten by bugs packed in an unmarked box in my garage.

My recommendations: buy at least two caps, sweathshirts, jackets, long and short sleaved shirts, license plate holders, glassware, signs, banners, etc. For clothing items, buy two sizes larger than you are right now, as your body will eventually morph into the Cholly model.

What a great day!!!!

Stump said...

I love the red hat, but I can't find that anywhere...where's that pic from?

GM-Carson said...

I believe almost all of this merchandise can be purchased through the Phillies MLB store online.

furiousBall said...

I heard that Dick's was already sold out this morning and Modell's has an hour long line!

GM-Carson said...

"We play in a tough-ass town, and I'm proud of that," Burrell said. "I'm proud to say I play here and behind this city. Just for the fact that they've been behind me. I don't think anybody in here understands this city and the way [it thinks] more than I do. To be able to hand this over to them, this is as good as it gets."

Jeremy said...

I was 4 years old when they won in 1980 and last night was a life dream come true. I don't think I can really swallow yet what happened. What a season living and dying from pitch to pitch and at bat to at bat. I guess I am so happy and emotionaly drained at the same time. Lets do it again next year!

GM-Carson said...

WSBGM's will begin actual posts with thoughts in words starting tomorrow. We thought we'd give a day of bliss through imagery.

GM-Carson said...

From MLBTR-
Phillies left fielder Pat Burrell gave a few comments to Bob Ford of the Philadelphia Inquirer last night. He suggested his future is in the Phillies' hands, not his. I'm not sure what that means, since it's really up to both parties. Chances are the Phillies will stick to a two-year offer and Burrell will leave. He earned $14MM in 2008.

Burrell, 32, hit .250/.367/.507 in 645 plate appearances this year. He hit 33 home runs and drew 102 walks. Burrell trailed off, hitting .191/.295/.365 over the season's final two months. He was a liability in left field, costing the Phillies 20 bases compared to the average left fielder.

Burrell has his flaws, but he is one of the top OBP/power sources on the free agent market. Any ideas on potential suitors? The Angels, Royals, Blue Jays, A's, Rays, Braves, Mets, Reds, and Giants could be involved depending on the price.