Thursday, March 12, 2009

Kendrick Sucks and Sidebar Updates


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Three innings, ten hits, eight runs and two Clint Sammons homers. Kyle Kendrick, your time in Philadelphia is over. Update your resume. Update your match.com profile. Apologize to Rich Dubbee. Rent a house in Allentown. And start breaking in your FeHams hat. Goodbye.
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Sidebar Updates
Last year, we had the "Howard Watch" tracking his unsuccessful attempt to break the strikeout record. This year, we have two new sidebar widgets.

1) Romero Watch - This simple widget will count down the first fifty games of the season, so none of us will forget the unfair treatment and punishment that is being laid upon our lefty setup man.


2) The Howard - "The Howard" is a statistical accomplishment made popular by our slugging first baseman - a homer, strikeout, and error in the same game. We will acknowledge any player that gets a "Howard" and keep a running total on the right sidebar. Although we fully expect Ryan to dominate this category, it will be interesting to see if any Phillie can challenge him.

Corey

21 comments:

Bob D said...

Are you gonna put up Howard's preseason Howard? He has one.

Kendrick looks to be trade bait

BloodStripes said...

Heya lads. Time to come out of hiding enter the world of baseball. 24 days until the world f'in champs start to defend the crown. Go u fightin's!!!

Bob D said...

Mayberry and Donald are starting to become serious contenders for a roster spot.

Corey said...

just like every other stat in spring training, "howards" in march aren't worth counting...

GM-Carson said...

I was worried about you BloodStripes, we missed ya bud.

Mayberry is showing definite skill, but likely needs to Triple A seasoning. Donald looks better than Giles and the rest of the utility infielder lot, so he may get the chance.

BloodStripes said...

Yeah, self imposed layoff. 08 was so huge. The extra month and all. Ahh but what a month! But not only was I going nuts over the Phils with you lot. I was in too many fantasy leagues. Did my head in. Even though I went well. 3 firsts and a third. Anyway, no fantasy this year. I get too into it. Addicted. My family needs me to be normal. Ha! Imagine.

Kevin McGuire said...

I love the idea of "The Howard"! Roll with it!

Andrew said...

the Romero picture is outstanding

GM-Carson said...

Nice retitle Corey, I like the "Kendrick Sucks" part.

My dream is to have "The Howard" mention on SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, or the MLB Network. That would be awesome!!!

BloodStripes said...

The Howard is a cracker. Bill James would love it. When achieved in a game, I wonder what the "Howards" win/loss record is?

GM-Carson said...

Just imagine Karl Ravich saying- "Ryan Howard goes deep again, atoning for his previous plate appearances and fielding, and now leads the league in Howards". A man can dream.

dr. steve said...

Will we note any player who gets a Howard on a different team?

GM-Carson said...

To the best of my understanding "The Howard" will only be tracked for Phillies. However, I am a box score junky, so I could attempt to keep a MLB "Howard" count. I'll have to discuss this with Corey.

Corey said...

interesting idea. i'll put that on the agenda for the next WSBGM's board meeting. adam dunn would be my bet to get the first "opponent howard"...

furiousBall said...

oh nice. the Ryan Howard hattrick

GM-Carson said...

MetsBlog linked the interview I did with Matt Cerrone a few months ago, and now some of the readers there are bitching about Phillies fans and me. Funny!

GM-Carson said...

This is what one of the MetsBlogs commenters had to say about WSBGM's- "Matt I am surprised you did that interview. Their entire blog is juvenile. Did they come to you with a request?

You didnt have to do that interview, but you did. And they responded by adding images that mocked you and the Mets. Total lack of maturity and professionalism. That so-called blog doesnt come close to Metsblog."

Should I take that as a compliment or disrepect?

Mr. A-Hole said...

I wonder what Kendrick would think if he saw the mock Match.com page for him.

GM-Carson said...

Phils lost 3-2 today with Moyer and Happ splitting the game pitching wise. Only 3 hits for the Phils today.

Amanda said...

AHHAHHAHAH! Love the match.com thing!

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