Thursday, April 30, 2009
Thirsty Thursday- Raul Ibanez
Remember all the nay-sayers out there when Raul Ibanez was inked to a 3 year $31.5M contract? I was one of them, and you were probably one of them too, because there were many. We all love Pat Burrell and wanted him to remain a Phillie, but Amaro saw an opportunity to upgrade the team and signed Raul despite all the wannabe GM's no-go stamp of disapproval.
Since arriving in Philly I've heard nothing but great things about Ibanez; consummate professional seems to be the ringing endorsement. He was sought after as a steady force in the middle of the lineup, and that he has been. He's not only mashing the ball, he's also a decent left fielder with an accurate arm, runs the bases well, and has a knack for picking up the rbi. One might say, it's shocking how good he's been, or how refreshing it is to watch him play.
Shock Top Belgian White is a wheat ale made by Michelob, and it's absolutely refreshing with a mix of orange, lemon, and lime peels along with coriander. I highly recommend picking up a sampler pack of Michelob's wheat beers and enjoying them on a warm spring evening while watching Raul Ibanez and the Phils decimate the competition.