Back in May of ’08, The Fightins proved their love for Phillies color commentator Gary “Sarge” Matthews by debuting The Definitive Sarge Matthews Hat Collection. It was pretty much the greatest blog post of the year, and set us apart as the biggest Sarge fans on Earth. We even have a section of Sarge’s wiki page giving us propers for outing him as such a big hat enthusiast.
And because we continue to grow as a site and don’t rely on the same gimmicks year-after-year, I kind of shied away from posting about Sarge’s hats recently. That doesn’t mean I still don’t marvel at Sarge’s ability to match his Kangols perfectly with his broadcasting attire, because I do, I just thought it could get a bit tiresome and wear out some of the Sarge Hat appeal.
Well, I can’t take it any longer. So we are proud to present to you this TheFightins.com EXXXCLUSIVE of every single hat/cap/fedora that Sarge has sported this year in chronological order. All 95 of them.
Tell ‘em, slideshow:
After the jump, I’ve gone ahead and tallied up how many times Sarge has worn each cap so you can get a sense of which ones are his favorites. Believe me, it was my pleasure.
Ballgirl Jamie had one of those embarrassing “whoops I just fell on a FOX nationally televised broadcast” moments in the 9th inning of yesterday’s game against the Braves. You know, the kind where you hope that nobody saw and PRAY that some jerkoff blogger with the ability to make .gifs out of 4-second clips didn’t notice.
Sorry, Jamie. No such luck.
Jeez, it must get boring on the disabled list. With nothing better to do with his time, Phillies DL’d closer Ryan Madson took a stroll around the outfield on Holman Photo Day wearing his jersey backwards. An obvious nod to hip hop pioneers Daddy Mac and Mac Daddy.
Photo taken by Miles Kennedy/Phillies.com
Audio courtesy of WUBA 1480 AM, Danny Martinez with the call (via @PhilliesDoll)
The Phillies lost 7-6 on a Mike Stanton walkoff homer in the bottom of the 10th inning last night, but if it weren’t for the mistakes of young Dom Brown, extra innings probably wouldn’t have been necessary.
With the Phillies leading 4-0 in the bottom of the 3rd inning, the Marlins lone All-Star representative Gaby Sanchez roped a 2-out, 0-1 pitch from Kyle Kendrick into the gap in right-center. Dom Brown got to the ball in time to cut it off, but tried planting awkwardly and let the ball get by him and roll to the wall allowing both Anibal Sanchez and Emilio Bonifacio to score and Gaby to reach third base. The next batter, Hanley Ramirez, wound up reaching on an infield single and Sanchez scored cutting the lead to 4-3.
Then in the 6th inning came Dom’s costliest mistake of the night, when his would-be triple was erased when 2B umpire Kerwin Danley contended that Dom missed 2nd base when he stutter-stepped trying to touch the corner of the bag on his way to third. Charlie Manuel came out to argue (to no avail), and one batter later, John Mayberry, Jr. connected on his 2nd HR of the night which would’ve scored Brown.
That mature-beyond-his-years Dom Brown took full responsibility for the loss after the game, saying he knew he missed the bag, and his aggressiveness not only cost the team a run, but most likely a win.
CSN’s John R. Finger got the quotes:
“I did not,” Brown said when asked if he touched the base. “I just got to go back and take the double. I don’t know what I was thinking about there – too aggressive, I guess. Right there it cost us the game. You live and learn. That’s all I can say.”
“I’m always shooting for that inside part of the bag,” Brown said. “I got to go back. I was moving so fast and trying to get to third, but I have to go back.”
I may be a bit biased, but I can’t stay mad at the kid after that. After all, the Marlins were on the receiving end of a couple bad calls on Tuesday night which Jack McKeon said cost them a win, so I guess it all evens out.
Back in 2009, Phillies radio play-by-play guy Scott Franzke, his wife Lori, and their two dogs, Darla and Ladybird, starred in an episode of the little-known DIY Network home remodeling show called “Kitchen Impossible”. After (I’m assuming) the Franzkes wrote the network for help on their outdated kitchen, some TV show host/contractor guy named Marc Bartolomeo showed up at their house with his team of fixer-uppers and turned the Franzke’s barely functional kitchen (where Hulk Hogan figurines double as decorations) into a modern, livable kitchen with fancy upgrades that they tend to do on these sort-of shows. I don’t mean to spoil it for you if you’ve never seen, but it turns out this kitchen isn’t so impossible to fix after all. Damn misleading show titles!
Depending on your level of interest after reading that description, I’ve embedded the entire episode post-jump. If you choose to watch it, that’s on you.
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