Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wedding Crashing Howard & Little Red Machine

Ryan Howard is officially a Wedding Crasher; taking the role of Vince Vaughn. Howard took a female companion to Water Works restaraunt in Philly on Saturday night to only be turned away due to a wedding reception being held there. However, the bride and groom are huge Philly sports fans, and invited Howard and his guest into the reception for a photo-op. Later that night, Howard and J-Roll were backstage at the Jay-Z concert. Got 99 problems, but the Yankees ain't 1.


The Little Red Machine?
With the recent run of success by this Phillies team (3 straight NL East division titles, a World Series championship, and another World Series berth this season), Jimmy Rollins has dubbed them "The Little Red Machine" , a mini version of the powerhouse Cincinnati Reds team of the mid-70's nicknamed "The Big Red Machine". Some baseball analysts feel this is a bit premature and unwarranted. ESPN's Rob Neyer points out- "In 2008 and 2009, the Phillies outscored their opponents by 230 runs. That's an impressive figure, no doubt. In 1975 and 1976, the Reds outscored their opponents by 478 runs. That's one of the most impressive figures in the history of professional baseball, the result of one of the five or six greatest collections of talent that's ever been assembled." He does go on to admitting that he likes nicknames and that with another World Series win the Phils can lay rightful claim to The Little Red Machine.

Pedro Likes it Fast:
When Pedro Martinez was asked if he thinks the Phillies need to be reminded not to take their foot off the gas, he responded with- "This team doesn't need to be told. This team has proven over and over that this team is all about business. If we were a car, right now we probably would be in trouble with the law. This team really speeds up and never lets down. I think we're more of a NASCAR type of team. We feel like we are in the driver's seat...in a NASCAR driver's seat."



GM-Carson said...

J-Roll picked the Phils in 5, Zolecki said 6. I'm going with Phils in 6 as well, but would love it to be 4 or 5 so it could happen in Philly.

Dr. Steve said...

What the HELL is with news people now telling the Phillies they're the ones being premature of overestimating themselves?!? Has anyone been watching the Yankees or listening to them? They are acting like they just went undefeated through the playoffs by an 8 run margin of victory, and each game was a shutout. Hell, two games ago, the Yankees were basically headless chickens running around.

What the fuck is with the media? Why are the Phillies being treated like boys at a men's party? Like they haven't accomplished anything?

Corey said...

yankees in 5.

Derek said...

with corey stating yankees in 5.....is he meaning the pirates might see the yankees in 5 decades. You know who is the best golfers right now....the pirates starting pitchers. They have been on the driving range since march.

GM-Carson said...

Check out this complete lack of respect for the Phillies.

Maybe WSBGMs needs to post a gay montage to Jeter and A-Rod, there's certainly enough ammo/evidence.

Dr. Steve said...

I read part of that this morning and nearly threw up in my mouth. The disrespect to the fans and especially this city was amazing. We treat New York pretty fairly, but how can we after this? How can they even get through the weak without someone being fired?

It's amazing. And they wonder why the entire country hates them.

GM-Carson said...

*Raul Ibanez will be DH'ing Game 1 and likely Game 2. Meaning Ben Francisco will be LF in Game 1 against LH CC Sabathia, and Dobbs or Stairs will be LF or DH in Game 2 against RH Burnett.

*Pedro Martinez will be the Game 2 starter with Cole going Game 3.

Dr. Steve said...

Some are afraid the New York crowd will scare Pedro. Do you think he'll get scared, or if he'll feed off the negative attention and shut the crowd up?

GM-Carson said...

Pedro is past the point of choking under pressure in his career. If he pitches poorly, it's simply because he wasn't hitting his spots, not because some d-bag in the stands was yelling at him.