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Jun
07
2011
Posted by meech.one at 1:48 pm ET 39 Comments

I swear it’s impossible to dislike Dom Brown.

The soon to be full-time starting right fielder had different at-bat music when the Phillies returned from their road trip yesterday. If you recall, when Dom first got called up he used Ice Cube’s “It was a good day” before switching to some Wiz Khalifa joint this season (I’ll give him a pass on that one). But now, according to one of my buddies who went to the game last night, Dom’s using the chorus from the 2010 Das Racist track “Who’s That? Brooown!”

If you’re not familiar with rap music whatsoever (you uncultured swine), you may not notice the reference/sample in the song which is from A Tribe Called Quest’s ’91 posse cut “Scenario”, where the members of Tribe and most of the Leaders of the New School ask rapper Charlie Brown to identify himself before starting his verse by asking in unison, “Who’s that?” To which Charlie responds, “Brooowwwwwwwnnnnn.” That part is now Dom’s walk-up music.

It’s just a fantastic at-bat music selection on so many levels.

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Jun
06
2011
Posted by meech.one at 4:32 pm ET 6 Comments

Charlie Manuel sure has a way with words, don’t he? And is it wrong that I assumed he meant he and his girlfriend like to trade partners with their married friends every once in a while?

Get ready to like Charlie Manuel even more: Dom Brown is getting the start against a LHP tonight!

(via @APGelston)

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Jun
06
2011
Posted by meech.one at 4:09 pm ET 8 Comments

Stop it, Charlie, you’re killing ‘em.

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Jun
06
2011
Posted by meech.one at 1:50 pm ET 25 Comments

Hey kids! Just because the posts have been less sporadic around here doesn’t mean we’re still not gonna go all out with our 2nd annual BADASS tailgate prior to the Phillies/Cubs tilt on Saturday, June 11th.

Truth is, I’ve got a kid that’s due any day now and sometimes the preparation for the birth is more time consuming than the actual taking care of the kid part. But you don’t give a shit about that, all you ask for is a few posts a day so you can laugh a little bit and/or make entertaining observations in the comments section. I understand. And I promise to devote as much of my free time to you, the reader, in an attempt to fulfill your requests.

Now that that’s out of the way, the important stuff:

TAILGATE. NEXT SATURDAY. BE THERE.

It’s at the same place as it was last year (where the gold star is):

That’s the side of the Jetro Lot against the wall on the street level (not up the incline part). Just imagine 7th street extending through the parking lot and we’ll be against the building. I’ll probably be there around 10 o’clock to set up or whatever, so try and get there early — the game is a 4 o’clock start.

I’m sure they’ll be plenty of celebrity guests like there was last year, we’ll have the EXXXCLUSIVE WORLD PREMIERE of the ZWR x Iron Hill Brewery creation So Cuttered Hoppy Wheat, a selection of fine food from Poppy’s Pizza in Langhorne, wiffle ball, sooey — pretty much everything required for a BADASS tailgate. And since the game will end around 7:00, afterward we can kill whatever is left.

Seriously, stop down. It’ll be fun.

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Jun
06
2011
Posted by meech.one at 11:10 am ET 22 Comments

Dane Sardinha’s batting average this weekend may have been .000, but I’m guessing his BAC was at least in the .100′s…

Poor Dane was photographed with a face full of bar top at the Pittsburgh watering hole August Henry’s late Saturday night/early Sunday morning. And like all good shitfaced at a bar pics, it found it way into the hands of A.J. Daulerio at Deadspin, who promptly posted it this morning. Age also recommends the nickname “Dooch” for the backup-backup backstop, but I’m not entirely sure this guy is even worthy of a nickname. How say you?

(via the legendary DEADSPIN)

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Jun
06
2011
Posted by meech.one at 10:21 am ET 10 Comments

(Chad Fairchild’s vertical leap: 1.5″)

While Dom Brown his continues his hot — nay, TORRID — re-start in the majors, it certainly isn’t aided by the help of the MLB umpiring crew. Case in point: yesterday in the 4th inning of the Phillies game at Pittsburgh, Dom stepped up with runners at the corners and one out. Now, of course everybody who was watching knew Dom was gonna blast a line drive up the middle to score Ryan Howard from third creating another two-on, one out situation in hopes of getting driven in by the bottom of the order (because that’s what Dom Brown does), but yet 2nd base ump Chad Fairchild practically jumped *in* the way of Dom’s screamer invoking the rarely-seen “ball hits umpire in fair territory” rule that makes it a dead ball, thus forcing Ryan Howard to return to 3rd base and taking an RBI away from Dom’s total.

Not cool, Chad.

Watch the play HERE to see what I’m talking about.

And for the rest of the season, I’d like to motion that Dom’s RBI total will be qualified with an asterisk explaining the incompetence of Chad Fairchild. Like so:

Dom Brown
AVG .304
HR 1
RBI 6*
OBP .353

*It would be higher but second base umpire Chad Fairchild jumped in the way of his single on June 5th and robbed an RBI from him

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May
26
2011
Posted by meech.one at 8:19 am ET 46 Comments

I was there last night, didn’t get home until nearly 2:00 am, and had to be in work this morning at 7:30. I know, waahhhhh, right? Well, I’m just explaining the reason why nothing about this game has been posted yet.

For now though, this screenshot of Roy Halladay* throwing a shaving cream pie in the face of Wilson Valdez during the post-game interview with Sarge will have to suffice. You know you’ve done something right when Roy Halladay feels the need to do childish thing like this.

WILSON VALDEZ!

*I think it’s Halladay. Could be Madson though.

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It was all the batting gloves’ fault! Thankfully, he disposed of them.

(Good spot by Doc’s Patients)

May
24
2011
Posted by meech.one at 12:43 pm ET 17 Comments

Philadelphia legend Bernard Hopkins became the oldest boxer to win a major world title when he outpointed the (much) younger Jean Pascal to win a unanimous decision in Pascal’s home town of Montreal on Saturday night. If you’re a fan of boxing and haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend doing so. The 46-year old Hopkins had one of, if not thee most, impressive fight of his career and even brought back the executioner’s mask for some pre-fight intimidation and mocked Pascal by doing push-ups in the middle of the ring after the 7th round had ended. (Bryan Armen Graham of SI.com had a tremendous piece on the fight — read that)

Anyhoo, being that this is a baseball blog, I felt compelled to share this exchange between Bernard and Jimmy Rollins via twitter. Apparently Bernard gives Rollins “much respect” and holds him in a higher regard than other athletes who may have played in Philadelphia at one point.

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May
24
2011
Posted by meech.one at 10:23 am ET 8 Comments

While most of you were either sleeping or coming down from your Chase Utley high, the Clearwater Threshers and Jupiter Hammerheads were just finishing up a nice 23-inning, 5 hour and 27 minute MARATHON of a game. Unfortunately, the Threshers lost 2-1 on a walkoff single in the bottom of the 23rd, but I imagine both teams would admit they were just happy it eventually ended. It marked the longest game in the history of the Threshers, but fell 6 innings short of the all-time Florida State League record 29-inning game between Miami and St. Petersburg on June 14, 1966.

Here are some interesting tidbits from the game, collected from Threshers.com and MiLB.com:

  • There were a combined 173 plate appearances between the two teams
  • In his first 4 AB’s, Jiwan James had a triple, double, walk, and a single, then went hitless for the rest of the game
  • Hammerheads shortstop Jeff Dominguez, who went 0-for-9 with a strikeout and saw his batting average drop 15 points in one game
  • Both catchers, Miguel Fermin and Sabastian Valle, caught ALL 23 INNINGS
  • There were only two errors committed the entire game, both by Jupiter
  • No one on either team collected more than 3 hits
  • Joe Savery, who was converted from a pitcher to an OF/DH, converted back to pitcher out of desperation and threw two scoreless innings
  • Threshers first baseman Darin Ruf — who never pitched before — gave up one hit and one walk while striking out one in two shutout innings
  • The Hammerheads didn’t need any position player to pitch, but had second baseman Dallas Poulk warming up in case it went to a 24th inning
  • No matter what, the game would not have lasted past the 24th inning due to a curfew
  • Jiwan James doesn’t find Jonathan Singleton amusing:

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