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Nov
03
2009
Posted by at 10:57 am ET 36 Comments

purplelippedroidfreak

Also good were these two signs, shown in the first inning when A-Rod came to bat. If it wasn’t going to be a centaur joke, I’m glad it was a steroids one.

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Nov
03
2009
Posted by at 9:42 am ET 31 Comments

manloveclifflee

I enjoy these actual signs more than the signs that said things like “YEAH BABY” and “TUNE IN WEDNESDAY NIGHT FOR THE NEXT GAME.”

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Oct
29
2009
Posted by at 1:19 pm ET 44 Comments

Oct
29
2009
Posted by at 12:01 pm ET 40 Comments

Here are John Bolaris and Hugh Douglas starting a “new tradition” after Phillies wins this season, smoking Phillies blunts. (Thanks to the city’s partial blunt ban, you can’t even get single blunts at many convenience stores in Philadelphia.)

This celebration is totally awesome, of course, but somehow I don’t think this new tradition will continue when the Phils win again tonight. Sadly.

Oct
29
2009
Posted by at 10:16 am ET 13 Comments

If you’re going to give the finger to an opposing player, you might want to get off the cell phone first.

Later, this dude left in the eighth inning (probably).

Oct
28
2009
Posted by at 3:18 pm ET 64 Comments

biggestloser

(via Deadspin)

Oct
27
2009
Posted by at 3:29 pm ET 131 Comments

choochtrain

While many newspapers are using the run-up to the World Series to run some of the most inane baseball coverage ever published, at least one newspaper came through with a somewhat-interesting sideshow article: The New York Times covered the Phillies’ train ride to New York City, and answered the “why” question:

The reason for the train was neither historical novelty nor an exercise in team building in advance of the World Series, which begins Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. It was pure convenience. The distance between Philadelphia and New York is too short for a flight, and a fleet of buses traveling up the New Jersey Turnpike could spend as much time on the approach to the Lincoln Tunnel as the entire train ride.

So for the first time in recent memory, the team boarded the Phillie Express from 30th Street Station in Philadelphia about 4:45 p.m., bound for New York’s Penn Station. [...] The Phillies have been boarding Amtrak charters for several years to Washington to play the Nationals. Normally, the Phillies take a bus to New York if they come directly from Philadelphia.

You don’t come here for fancy New York Times news articles, I think. But don’t worry, there’s a fun part: The train arrived just around rush hour, which means the Phillies have already done their part to annoy New Yorkers.

“It’s almost 6 o’clock now,” said John Williams, an Amtrak police officer, who was hard at work clearing the sidewalk outside Penn Station of commuters trying to get home after work. “This is killing us.”

It will only get worse, Mr. Williams. The Phillies will be doing some more killing of New York when the World Series starts tomorrow night.

Oct
27
2009
Posted by at 12:12 pm ET 31 Comments

ryhosi

Here’s this week’s SI cover.

Don’t worry, fellas. Ryan Howard is so awesome not even the Sports Illustrated cover curse can contain him. (via)

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Oct
27
2009
Posted by at 12:01 pm ET 12 Comments

We interrupt the build-up to the 105th World Series to inform you of the new Camden Riversharks manager: It’s Von Hayes!

Phillies fans have been okay with Von Hayes thanks to (1) time and (2) when he took dirt from near home plate at the Veterans Stadium at the farewell ceremony. (Also, (3) he wasn’t that bad in Philadelphia.)

“It’s great to be back in the South Jersey and Philadelphia area, and I’m extremely excited about managing the Riversharks this upcoming season,” Hayes said in a press release in a quote that is totally full of press-release speak. “I’m sure we’re going to have a great year, and there is no mystery about it — our goal is to win the championship.” The championship of the Atlantic League isn’t quite as good as back-to-back championships of the National League, but what can you do?

Oh yes, this gets better. Not only is Von Hayes the new manager of the Camden Riversharks, but you can watch Game 2 of the World Series with him!

Hayes will be introduced to fans on Thursday, October 29th at 7:15 p.m., as part of a World Series Meet and Greet party at Campbell’s Field. The event will be open to the public and there will be no admission cost. Reservations are suggested but not required.

You don’t even need to plan ahead. Thursday at 6:30 p.m., you’re sitting at home and you decide you want to go meet Von Hayes at Campbell’s Field, you can just hop on PATCO and head to the Camden waterfront! And then suddenly you’re watching the World Series with Von Hayes! I mean, you might want to watch the game with your friends and stuff, but I guess if you don’t have any, Von Hayes can become your friend.

(Von Hayes baseball card via The 700 Level)

Oct
22
2009
Posted by at 12:16 pm ET 64 Comments
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Here’s another one of those shoot-the-television-with-your-iPhone videos, but, once again, it’s amazing. Here’s an awesome Mayfair resident having a little fun behind NBC 10 reporter Claudia Rivero. (via)

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