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May
17
2011
Posted by meech.one at 2:06 pm ET 33 Comments

Hey everybody look at Waka Flocka Flame’s big giant Phillies pendant!

For all you un-hip folks out there who might not have any idea who Waka Flocka is or why he’s sportng a Phillies cap around his neck in his new video “Livin’ Life”, well, I don’t have a clue either. But what I DO know (mainly from Wiki) is that Waka is a southern rapper (born in Queens, now lives in Atlanta) so he’s definitely not from Philly. And it’s not like his first or last names (stage or government) start with the letter ‘P’. I honestly couldn’t even fathom a guess as to why he’s wearing it.

Then again, he also has a gold camera on his chain and I highly doubt he’s a professional photographer either.

So perhaps the whole mystique surrounding Waka Flocka Flame is that he’s unpredictable and you don’t know why the he does certain things like have long dreads or wear cameras and Phillies hats as jewelry? I can dig that.

(If the preceding has piqued your interest on this young gentleman, you can find his latest video “Livin’ Life” after the jump. I’m almost positive it’s the one where he debuts that Phillies pendant, and as a bonus, it’s filmed alongside his buddies in someone’s marijuana growing operation. Just the way Kool Herc envisioned it back when he invented hip-hop.)

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May
17
2011
Posted by meech.one at 10:38 am ET 26 Comments

Last night in Allentown, nearly 10,000 people showed up at Coca-Cola Park to catch some Lehigh Valley IronPigs vs. Norfolk Tide action and hopefully get their hands on 1 of the 3,000 Harry Kalas talking bobble figurines given away to ticketholders 18 & over. It was such a popular giveaway that fans started lining up around noon (in cloudy, overcast weather mind you) just to guarantee they’d get one.

The bobble itself is a pretty accurate likeness of Harry The K, and utters two phrases — “This is Harry Kalas and I’m hog wild about IronPigs baseball,” or the more popular “long drive into deep right center field and this ball is Outta Here!” (more after the jump…)

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May
16
2011
Posted by Chris at 7:58 pm ET 17 Comments

The last time we checked in with the Mets LOLMeter most of you might have missed it since it was on a Saturday night and you probably have a life. Actually you probably don’t (God knows I don’t) so┬ájust┬ápretend you didn’t see it, I’ll pretend I didn’t write it, we’ll all look cooler. Anyway, last time we let out a hearty LOLMets at RA Dickey basically saying his team is as bad as they look and everyone needs to get the rainbows out of their asses and start being real. That registered in at a 9 on the LOLMeter, this time we find the meter set at 10. Now we have to laugh at something that has been known for a while, but has now finally come to it’s fruition.

The New York Mets are paying Bobby Bonilla $1.5 million for the next 25 years.

Take a jump to see how many players on the Phillies 2011 roster he is making more money than.

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May
16
2011
Posted by Ryan at 5:15 pm ET 164 Comments

7:05 PM on CSN and ESPN

Pitching Matchup:

Cliff Lee (2-3, 3.78 ERA)

PHILLIES: The Phillies B-Team will be taking the field behind Cliff tonight (Orr, Valdez, Mayberry, and Francisco are all starting) which almost assures that the team will score anywhere between 20 and 30 runs. The only question is does Cliff Lee have what it takes to win ballgames? Make sure do send all of your responses to that question to Danger Guerrero.

Jake Westbrook (2-3, 6.92 ERA)

CARDINALS: Tony LaRussa is back on the bench for the Cards tonight for the first time in a week. He had shingles. Have you seen the pictures? He looked fucking horrifying. That looks like zombie makeup that Stan Winston would have done for a John Carpenter movie or something.

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There aren’t many ex-Phillies I truly miss, but Pat Burrell is DEFINITELY the one exception. Observe:

(via Big League Stew)

May
16
2011
Posted by Danger Guerrero at 9:30 am ET 79 Comments

Hi there, Fightins readers. I’m Danger Guerrero. You may know me around these parts from my Phillies High series of posts, where I draw doofy cartoons, imagine members of the Phillies as youthful caricatures of themselves, and make Carlos Ruiz say things in a delightfully stereotypical Spanish accent. Good, good times. But I come to you today with a more serious, personal message. Something has been weighing on me the last few weeks, and I need to get it off my chest. Please meet me after the jump, so I can deliver this very special public service announcement to you.

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May
16
2011
Posted by meech.one at 8:14 am ET 17 Comments

While you most likely dug the idea of the Phillies wearing the 1974 powder blue road unis for yesterday’s Civil Rights Game, MLB (more specifically, Majestic) did a horrible job at recreating them. The most egregious error, imo, was the ENORMOUS ‘P’ on the cap, which looked to be about twice as high and three times as wide as the original caps. Great idea, poor execution. For all the rest of the discrepancies from the OG unis, head over to Uni Watch and check them out for yourselves. [Uni Watch] (Oh, and happy almost 5th anniversary, Uni Watch!)

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May
15
2011
Posted by meech.one at 12:08 pm ET 16 Comments

Despite various reports saying IronPigs OF Domonic Brown would miss 5-7 days with a first-degree sprain of the UCL in his right thumb, sources close to the IronPigs have informed me that is NOT the case at all.

Dom injured (jammed) the thumb while diving for a ball in the outfield on Wednesday and was taken out of the game in the 8th inning as a precaution. And although he hasn’t played since, someone who spoke with Dom yesterday informed him of the 5-7 day timetable to which Dom responded was “news to him”. In fact, he was never even re-examined and was in the batting cages during yesterday’s 8-7 win against the Norfolk Tide and was available to pinch-hit if the Tide tied (homophones!) the game. Even the foam brace he was wearing on his right hand was gone yesterday, and Dom has listed himself as day-to-day, and said there’s a chance he could be in the lineup this afternoon.

UPDATE: Dom Brown is NOT in the starting lineup for this afternoon’s game vs. Norfolk.

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May
15
2011
Posted by Chris at 11:27 am ET 98 Comments

1:35PM on PHL17 and TBS

PITCHING MATCHUP:

Roy Halladay (5-2) 2.05 ERA

PHILLIES: Four score and seven years ago we wouldn’t had to pray for this team to score four runs. Luckily, God is pitching today.

Tim Hudson (4-3) 3.09 ERA

BRAVES: I’m not even going to go through the whole no hit thing again because yesterday what I said actually happened. So how about the Phillies score 3 runs off him and Halladay throws a shutout? Cool? Cool.

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May
14
2011
Posted by Chris at 12:28 pm ET 130 Comments

1:10PM on CSN

PITCHING MATCHUP:

Joe Blanton (1-1) 5.83 ERA

PHILLIES: Big Baby Blanton apparently has a “cranky elbow” but is well enough to pitch. I don’t know, he’s bad then he’s good then he’s bad again. I have no idea how he is going to pitch. Then again, I never really have any idea about any pitcher and just make ridiculous assumptions. So, Phillies win. Blanton doesn’t give up a run.

Jair Jurrjens (4-0) 1.50 ERA

BRAVES: Ughhhhh time for another 5 innings of no hit baseball. Ultimately I guess we’ll be thankful for 1 run over 7 innings. Even though he really isn’t particularly good.

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