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Jun
08
2011
Posted by Danger Guerrero at 12:40 pm ET 36 Comments

[Scene: In the Phillies High principal’s office, where Principal Charlie Manuel is sitting with a new student]

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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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May
23
2011
Posted by meech.one at 8:59 am ET 15 Comments

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CHASE UTLEY RETURNS!

(Pic via The 700 Level)

The greatest news of all: Tonight, Chase Utley will be in uniform with the Phillies batting third for the very first time this season. If ever there was a time when a team desperately needed a steady bat in the middle of the lineup, that team would be the Phillies and that steady bat would Chase Utley’s. Take THAT, chondromalacia!

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May
20
2011
Posted by meech.one at 2:49 pm ET 38 Comments

And I have a sneaking suspicion he is never going back.

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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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Apr
29
2011
Posted by meech.one at 10:57 am ET 32 Comments

Enjoy this fairly decent fan video of Dom Brown’s home run from last night’s Clearwater/Lakeland game that the @Threshers twitter account described thusly:

BOMBS AWAY!

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Apr
28
2011
Posted by meech.one at 10:12 pm ET 15 Comments

(Beautiful photo of Brown’s ~400 ft. monster shot from Wednesday courtesy of the Threshers taken by Al Messerschmidt)

Trying to build off of his impressive minor league debut yesterday where he went 2-for-4 with a mammoth home run, Domonic Brown (wearing jersey #4 this time around in Clearwater) continued his assault on Single-A pitching by producing a similar stat line tonight.

After flying out to CF in his first at-bat of the game this evening, Dom hit another homer — this time a 3-run shot — in the 3rd inning to put the Threshers up 5-2 and give them the lead for good. Dom followed that up with an intentional walk in the 4th (on a rehab assignment?!??), a single in the 6th, and a foul out to 3B in the 8th.

He is now tied for second on the Threshers in home runs with two.

The good news is, Dom feels “almost at 100%” and is back to feasting on MiLB pitching, but then again, it *is* MiLB pitching. So don’t accuse me of getting too excited about what he’s doing down there (after all, that’s what he’s supposed to do) but at least he’s getting healthier and is off to a hot start to erase that horrendous 0-for he put up in the Spring. Just saying, if he started out 1-for-8 with six K’s, most of you knuckleheads would declare him a bust already.

Keep on mashing, Dom. The Phillies are gonna need you.

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Apr
27
2011
Posted by meech.one at 12:45 pm ET 12 Comments

It’s been so long since Domonic Brown has suited up for a minor league team that he forgot about the whole “high socks” rule they have going on down there. Dom will bat 3rd and start in right field for the Class-A Clearwater Threshers squad this afternoon (1:00) at Bright House Field.

I’ll be sure to update this post later with his stat line for the day.

UPDATE: After grounding out to second in his first at-bat and breaking up a perfect game with a bloop single in his second, DOM BROWN KILLED A BASEBALL in his third:

pic via the @Threshers twitter feed

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Apr
20
2011
Posted by meech.one at 6:15 pm ET 41 Comments

*deep breath* Hey, remember that guy who was ranked the #1 prospect in 2010 by Baseball America and got called up late July that same year only to rot on the bench for the latter part of the season and then hit .069 in nine games with his Dominican squad before cutting that season short to focus on Spring Training where he went 0-for-15 with a fractured hook of his right hamate bone which would require surgery and force him to miss 4-6 weeks? *exhale*

Yeah, well he’s BACK!

Everyone’s favorite prospect Domonic Brown began his extended Spring Training rehab assignment (which doesn’t count against his minor league rehab time, btw) last Friday going 2-for-3 in Clearwater. Ruben Amaro, Jr. was on record saying Dom should start his minor league rehab assignment in Lehigh Valley within a week-or-so, then I suppose it’s at least another three weeks before he’s even considered being called back up with the Phillies.

But in the mean time, Dom is fishing in his backyard in Clearwater with Phillies prospects Jiwan “The REAL King” James and Kyrell Hudson. Proof via the always entertaining Jiwan James twitter account (@Jiwan23):

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Nov
09
2010
Posted by Dash Treyhorn at 2:42 pm ET 34 Comments

Since it’s the off-season, not much happens around these parts, save for the occasional and not-at-all-shocking-picture of Pat Burrell or homage to Katy Perry. Still, baseball is occurring, and we’re going to do our best to keep the masses informed of all the comings and goings of the Hot Stove. And while we might not be able to dedicate one post to every column, blurb, or tweet about the Lees and Werths of the world, we can alway s rely on a good ol’ fashioned link dump.* Enjoy.

  • Some 30 years ago, the Phillies made one of the worst trades in franchise history when they sent Ryne Sandberg to the Chicago Cubs, where he went on to have a Hall of Fame career and is widely considered to be one of the greatest second basemen of all time. A reunion between parties might be in order, as the Phillies have approached Sandberg to be the coach of their Triple-A affiliate. Sandberg, who was recently managing in the Cubs’ system, was passed over by the club when he was passed over in favor of Mike Quade to manage the Big Club, says Todd Zolecki, who also writes about another former Phillie, Juan Samuel, being considered to fill the spikes of Davy Lopes as the first base coach. [Zo Zone]
  • Although Domonic Brown is the crown jewel of the Phillies’ farm system, David Murphy writes about three other prospects who could have a big impact on the Phillies in the near future: First baseman Matt Rizzotti, relief pitcher Josh Zeid, and starting pitcher Justin DeFratus. Rizzotti has put up big numbers in the minors and Zeid projects as a power closer, but the one who could have the biggest and most sudden impact would be one DeFratus, a 22-year-old starting pitcher with a big arm who has quickly ascended through the Phillies’ farm system. [High Cheese]
  • Phillies Jayson Werth and Cliff Lee are two of the biggest free agent targets this offseason, and both are likely targets of the Phils, Jim Salisbury writes. And could a Domonic Brown-for-Andrew McCutchen swap be in the cards? Not really, but it makes more sense than you’d think. [CSNPhilly]
  • Bad news for Jamie Moyer, who injured his elbow while pitching in winter ball in the Dominican Republic as he attempts to pitch in his 25th Major League season in 2011. The veteran lefty, who turns 48 next week, injured his left elbow in July and has season-ending surgery shortly thereafter. [CSNPhilly]
  • Pat Gillick, former General Manager and current advisor to the team, is being considered for the Baseball Hall of Fame via their election committee, writes Bob Brookover. Gillick has seen success at every stop in his front office career, and was at the helm when the Phillies won their second World Series in franchise history in 2008. [Philly.com]

*Hopefully, this will become an at least semi-daily feature here at The Fightins. If that’s the case, then it’s probably going to need a better name. I was admittedly in a rush to get this done, and I wrote “Emphorium” in a fit of irony. Suggestions are more than welcome.

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