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May
26
2011
Posted by at 9:05 pm ET 51 Comments

In the bottom of the 8th inning of today’s game Chase Utley hit a solo shot for his first home run of the season. While rounding the bases he didn’t look too happy about it and maybe even a bit perplexed. Now, it wasn’t exactly the farthest home run, but a home run none the less. After entering the dugout and being congratulated by teammates he pretty much told Polanco to piss off.

After the jump you can see what Polly did after getting brushed aside by the almighty Utz.

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May
26
2011
Posted by at 8:15 pm ET 71 Comments

Why in the hell did I not think of this? This is probably the best license plate I have ever seen. If this person doesn’t read this blog I would be shocked. So whoever you are, if you read this, please email us so we can give you the credit you deserve (and also so I can hunt this license plate down and steal it).

UPDATE: This fine photo was sent in by a reader Matt and it is his friend Dean’s plate. Good work Dean.

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May
26
2011
Posted by at 12:08 pm ET 98 Comments

1:05PM on CSN and MLB Network

PITCHING MATCHUP:

Criff Ree (3-4) 3.38 ERA

PHILLIES: Last time out Clifton went 8 innings with 10 strikeouts against his former team who had been struggling, but still has a better offense than the Reds. Complete game shut out.

Homer Bailey (3-1) 2.08 ERA

REDS: Carlos Ruiz is hitting .667 off of him life time. Other than that, let’s just hope it doesn’t go 19 innings again.

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May
25
2011
Posted by at 8:04 pm ET 19 Comments

Coming back from the commercial break in the top of the 3rd inning the CSN camera crew was locked on to the CSN suite and Ricky Bottalico. It wasn’t long until Michael Barkann snuck in for a little loving. My favorite is the woman to the right with the baby (baby kind of out of view) with the “Mmm, get some.” expression.

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May
25
2011
Posted by at 6:10 pm ET 349 Comments

7:05 PM on CSN and ESPN2

PITCHING MATCHUP:

Roy Halladay (6-3) 2.21 ERA

PHILLIES: Last time Roy faced the Reds he had a face-breakingly awesome performance in which he threw something called a no-hitter or some shit. We can’t expect the same out of him but a complete game shutout wouldn’t hurt.

Travis Wood (3-3) 5.17 ERA

REDS: This guy almost no-hit us once when we swept them for four games last year and followed that with a similar performance in relief of Edinson Volquez when he was taken out of Roy’s no-hitter early on for getting smacked around. His ERA is pretty sweet, the Phils will be hard-pressed to score some runs off of this guy.

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May
24
2011
Posted by at 9:00 am ET 38 Comments

It’s pretty well documented how much I love Mike Sweeney. From enthusiastic man hugs to just a general love for the game, Mike Sweeney seemed to be loved by every Phillies fan almost immediately. When he first joined the club I knew little about him other than he was a very good player who was hit hard with injury for the past couple years. Through the magic of twitter I ended up asking Mike’s sister @itstaraboo if she could forward some questions to her brother for me and she did without hesitation.

I only asked a few questions, but I think they are all things the Philly fan base would want to know. So take a jump and read it.

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May
23
2011
Posted by at 6:09 pm ET 192 Comments

7:05PM on CSN

PITCHING MATCHUP:

PHILLIES: Cole Hamels absolutely dominates the Reds every single time he pitches against them. Last time he pitched against them THIS happened. I expect he dominates them again.

REDS: He makes fun of himself.

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May
20
2011
Posted by at 6:50 pm ET 83 Comments

7:05PM on PHL17

PITCHING MATCHUP:

Roy Halladay (5-3) 2.21 ERA

PHILLIES: The above face is the one you will be seeing when Roy throws a complete game shut out but loses -1 to 0.

CJ Wilson (4-2) 3.38 ERA

RANGERS: I really don’t even need to make fun of this douche bag. Just google his name and look at the pictures that show up. This guy is pretty much the Lady GaGa of baseball.

      
May
20
2011
Posted by at 11:18 am ET 17 Comments

Yesterday in the 7th inning we were treated to a stunning display by Chris Wheeler. He was apparently trying to imitate Pedro Astacio, who I am sure is just full of wacky. Anyway, just watch. Aw jeez you hate to see that after the jump.

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