Friday, June 19, 2009

Tale of the Tape - Baltimore

Best Place for Crabs
Baltimore - I don't know, I try to stay away from Baltimore. But I'm sure there are tons of restaurants in the Harbor that serve some good crabs.
Philly - Show N Tell on Columbus Blvd.
Advantage - Baltimore. Soft shell crabs are delicious. Pube crabs are less delicious.

Babe Ruth Connection
Baltimore - Ruth was born in Baltimore and played professionally for the first time with the then minor league Baltimore Orioles before being sold to the Red Sox.
Philly - Ruth played his last game in Philadelphia with the Boston Braves.
Advantage - Philadelphia. Trading Ryne Sandberg is bad. Selling Babe Ruth is catastrophic.

Source of City Pride
Baltimore - The rate of forcible rapes has fallen below the national average in recent years.
Philly - The nation's first capital and the home of American independence.
Advantage - Philadelphia, although it's commendable that Baltimore is lowering its crime rate.

Food TV Connection
Baltimore - "Ace of Cakes" star Duff Goldman has his Charm City Cakes store in Baltimore.
Philly - Jack McDavid, former host of my favorite FoodTV show "Grillin and Chillin" has a restaurant in Philadelphia called Jack's Firehouse. Also, Japanese Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto has a restaurant, Morimoto, on Chestnut Street.
Advantage - Philadelphia. I hate fondant.

Famous Juicer
Baltimore - Rafael Palmeiro
Philadelphia - Lenny Dykstra
Advantage - Baltimore. Their juicer not only hit 500 homers, but he hit all of them with a sweet 'stache.

The numbers never lie and Philly takes another one. Look for a 2-1 series win for the Phils.

Corey

28 comments:

GM-Carson said...

This series is going to be very interesting. The Phils have hit a low point right now with all their banged up players and the way they've been losing games, so it'll be interesting to see if they can bounce back and take this series from the O's.

The Phils have lost 9 of the last 10 interleague series dating back to 2007. The only series win came this May against the Yankees.

Kevin McGuire said...

The numbers never lie eh? Never mind that Toronto debacle, right?!

The Phillies better come out of this weekend with two wins at the absolute minimum (really they shoudl sweep this team).

Shay Roddy said...

Corey- I love these "Tale of the Tape" things. You do a great job with 'em. The Phils really need 2-0f-3 here. The O's are a bad team,

Andrew said...

The O's have bad pitching, thats true, but they are a very good offensive team. Our starters better not slack off because most of the O's lineup has HR potential (Roberts, Markakis, Huff, Jones, Wieters, Scott). Good news is the O's bullpen is WEAK and the Phils are good at exploiting relief pitching. Also good news is there is no silly DH in Philly so good luck to those pitchers who have to bat!

GM-Carson said...

Don't forget rookie Nolan Reimold who is making quite the first impression with his power.

Andrew said...

thats right. Nolan is really good. I'm really nervous because of how "apt" our pitching staff is at giving up the longball

Andrew said...

I predict double digit wins in at least two games

Andrew said...

Good Charlie Manuel story:

http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1156768/1/index.htm#top

GM-Carson said...

Andrew- did you mean double digit runs that lead to wins?

Andrew said...

yeah, I'm saying I'm predicting a lot of runs being scored by both teams this weekend

GM-Carson said...

This team can't do shit right. Reimold would have been out at 2nd had Utley caught the fucking ball, but no, he drops it and he's safe, then a 2-run double follows. This team is playing very unfocused. Time for a Charlie Manuel tongue-lashing.

Aaron said...

this game looks just like the last 6 already...
we score two runs and immediately give up 3
bastardo hits a batter, utely drops a throw that would have been an out and the opposing pitcher gets a hit and an rbi.

WTF is going on in these guys heads?????!!!!!!!!!
GET YOUR ASSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aaron said...

heads out of your asses...was what i meant to say

GM-Carson said...

The typical Phillies "June swoon". I'm sick and tired of it, time to overcome this bullshit and get the job done.

Aaron said...

If the Phils could just play 500 at home they would have a huge lead on the Mets right now.

This team just isn't happy unless it comes down to the last couple days of the season.
They have a lot of heart but the REALLY need to develop a killer instinct. Kick em when their down!!! They are so infuriating to watch sometimes.

Aaron said...

Mayberry sucks

Aaron said...

bastardo may be good some day but right now he sucks

Aaron said...

Ryan Howard plays baseball for a living and still can't hit a damn curve ball

Aaron said...

Milt Tompson sucks because he can't teach his team what a strike looks like and what a ball looks like

Aaron said...

Steve Jeltz doesn't play anymore but im pretty sure he still sucks too.

GM-Carson said...

Bastardo's line may read 4 earned runs over 7, but it should have easily only been 1 earned. Utley's misplay cost the Phils 2 runs and Mayberry's misplay cost them 1. Bastardo actually pitched pretty damn good if you watch the game.

Aaron said...

Eric Bruntlett is completely useless. decent defense at multiple positions does not even come close to making up for complete inability to hit a baseball. He serves no purpose on this team or any team. Release him

Aaron said...

Rollins is a piece of shit.

GM-Carson said...

I was about to come and post the same thing about Bruntlett. He's actually more worthless than No-Hit Nunez was, and that's saying something (bad that is).

GM-Carson said...

Bruntlett f'n sucks! The fact that both he and Bako are bench options is sickening. Amaro did a piss poor job blowing money on 2 years of Moyer and a year of Park, but didn't address the bench at all.

GM-Carson said...

The O's are the worst road team in the majors, yet here they are dominating us. This is infuriating.

Aaron said...

this is not a championship team. not even close

Amanda said...

The Phillies could of have ruth too.. They turned down a trade involving the babe for cash. Little know fact.