*Out of 38 ESPN contributors 24 predicted Roy Halladay for the NL Cy Young. Yeah, me too, must be genius. One dude even picked Cole Hamels...reach.
*Both Curt Schilling (hot topic on here lately) and our homeboy Doug Glanville have taken analyst jobs with ESPN. They're video game buddies and both are very intelligent, but I gotta admit the mute button will go on when Schilling is spewing his opinion.
*We all know Eric Bruntlett is worthless. Just how worthless? He didn't even make the Washington Nationals 25-man roster, as he was reassigned to the minors. How in the hell does he have a World Series ring again?!
*Joe Blanton, Brad Lidge, and JC Romero have officially been placed on the DL. Kyle Kendrick takes Heavy B's spot in the rotation, Rule 5'er David Herndon stays on the roster for now, and Andrew Carpenter is presumably the longman in the bullpen.
*Charlie Manuel is a romantic. You had to know this by his crotch digging, West Virginian accent, svelte physique, and rumored crooning following victories. Well, he helped play a part in a young sailor's proposal yesterday.
Shields was a guest at the game, and Manuel -- spying Shields in his Navy uniform -- walked over to say hello and shake hands. Shields asked for an autograph, and produced a ball for Manuel to sign. He gave it to his girlfriend, Caitlin Keane, as he asked to get a picture with the Phillies manager. Shields had written on the ball, "Caitlin, will you marry me?" She said yes, and several onlookers applauded -- including Manuel.