Phillies (37-50) v. Rockies (33-52)
Friday 8:40 - Lee v. Friedrich
Saturday 8:10 - Worley v.Guthrie
Sunday 3:10 - Hamels v. Pomeranz
The Rockies suck. They only let their starters throw 75 pitches. They wear purple.
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On Booing... and stupid writers:
So the Kansas City fans booed Robinson Cano during his entire HR Derby failure because he didn't pick Billy Butler to be in the derby. Big freaking deal. But, it's a slow sports time so every writer in the freaking country had to pretend this was relevant and do a piece on it. So, I guess I might as well. Here's my take:
1) I love it. The more booing the better. I know it's an All Star event and everybody should be nice and smile for the TV cameras, but the fans were pissed because they spent good money on those tickets and wanted to see their hometown player. Makes sense to me. Let them boo.
2) Cano should have known this was going to be the reaction. Did you really need to pick Mark Trumbo? Nobody even knows Mark Trumbo. Poor decision, Robby.
3) John Paul Morosi, and other idiot writers, are idiots. Morosi said the booing was "needlessly tart and probably unwise." Needlessly tart? Studied at the Andy Martino School of Douchey Sports Writing, eh. But "unwise." How's that John Paul? Well, it was "foolish" to let "negativity seep into Kauffman Stadium" because it hurt their "marketing power" in competing for "top tier free agents." Seriously. That's what he said. This guy thinks a top player would turn down huge money because the fans booed the opposition in support of their own. He really, honestly got paid to write that.
4) You want to see effective booing then watch this little clip: