Sunday, June 28, 2009

Altercation, Shutout, Uselessness, and Chen

Based on the title of this post you may be lead to believe that it is about an altercation involving Bruce Chen in which he was useless while the team was shutout, but you'd be wrong.

The Altercation:
Eaton still haunts the Phillies. Just so happens it's not Adam this time but some buttholesaurus named Robert Eaton. Eaton told The St. Petersburg Times that JC Romero grabbed him by the back of the neck and shoved him after the two exchanged words about Romero's vitamin supplements performance enhancing drug supplements. Eaton asked, "How about you get me some juice?". JC retorted with the obligatory "shut the f*ck up!". That wasn't it from the ill-tempered reliever as he "He reared back and kinda grazed my chin and grabbed me by the neck and threw me back," Eaton told the newspaper. Eaton sounds like an a-hole, but Romero is clearly in the wrong here and suspension is likely forthcoming.

The Shutout:
JA Happ has sadly become the staff ace. I type that in a mocking tone, if there is such a thing, because the fact that he's pitching well is terrific, but it's sad that he's been our best hope at winning a ball game. After yesterday's shutout of the Blue Jays, Happ went to 5-0 with a 3.00 ERA on the year. That's far better than goldenboy Cole Hamels' mediocre numbers.



The Uselessness:
I understand the use of benching Jimmy Rollins, but I do not understand the use of Eric Bruntlett. The man is on pace to collect nearly 200 at bats, but he wields a putrid bat, and by putrid I mean complete crap. I would rather do something crazy like start Pedro Feliz at SS for a few games and have Greg Dobbs play 3rd. He has the worst OPS in the majors with players of 60+ at bats (.402).







The Chen:
There has been a Bruce Chen sighting and it was against the Pirates with Chen donning a KC Royals jersey. Well, it actually was a Kansas City Monarchs jersey, but who's watching anyway? I somehow fondly remember Chen from his days with the Phils. Oh, how time can play tricks with one's mind.

~Carson

17 comments:

GM-Carson said...

This JC Romero thing is bad news. JC was completely in the wrong. This Eaton guy only used words, Romero made it physical.

Andrew said...

funny how before they reported who the phillies player was, I automatically said it was probably JC. sucks.

Jay Ballz said...

JC is a beautiful angel. He would never harm an objectionable fan. *wink*

As for the Chen master...I think he pops up with some team every year and a half or so. He just keeps hanging on.

Aaron said...

well Phils with 2nd and 3rd and 1 out in the top of the first inning and ...what a Fucking shock......nobody scores.
Game over already after half an inning.......see you tommorow, I'm done watching for today I can already tell it's a loss.

Aaron said...

JC's and idiot and he probably knew that what he was taking was roids. All those guys that celebrate every out like they just won the world series are a-holes. See Jose Reyes.

GM-Carson said...

Ryan Howard will forever piss me of because of his inability to just make contact in situations like the 1st inning (2nd and 3rd, 1 out). He's a complete douchenugget sometimes.

Moyer gives up a homerun then, surprise surprise!

How do you spell retard? said...

@Aaron
Our idiot.

Jamie Moyer...YOU SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!

And Rest in Peace, Mr. Billy Mays.

Corey said...

when did adam eaton shave his beard and start throwing very slowly from the left side?

RIP Billy Mays. I'll never spray that orange Windex without thinking of you...

GM-Carson said...

The amount of homeruns being given up by the Phils pitching rivals that of any Rockies team back in the days when they absolutely sucked and there wasn't a humidor.

GM-Carson said...

Bad week in celebrity deaths- Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, and now Billy Mays.

Aaron said...

Brad lidge is a completely worthless piece of shit!!!!!!!

Aaron said...

That was a bullshit win. The Phils hav NOT turned a corner. Another game full of men left on base, strikeout with a man on 3rd and less than two outs, physical errors, mental errors, and ridiculous base running mistakes.
There are two kinds of players on this team, douche bags and Vagina's. Collectively they are the Philadelphia Va-douche-as

GM-Carson said...

Aaron, it's Sunday, take a day of rest bro and just enjoy a win, a series win, and the end of interleague play.

Bob D said...

I read an eye witness account from the Romero thing and it sounds like Eaton was the first one to get physical and Romero pushed him away. I doubt any trouble for Romero at all.

GM-Carson said...

If Eaton, gosh that makes me hate the dude already, put his hands on Romero first then JC did nothing wrong; vice versa and he did everything wrong.

Bob D said...

that was a statement made by an eye witness. It sounds like it was a bunch of nothing anyway, no punches etc... But with the name of Eaton, yeah punches should be thrown.

GM-Carson said...

From Phillies.com-
Philadelphia right fielder Jayson Werth has reached base safely in 10 straight plate appearances. In the three-game series in Toronto, he went 6-for-8 with a double, two homers, four RBIs and five walks.

*That's amazing.