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Posted by at 9:36 am ET 8 Comments

Last Friday night, the Reading Phillies figured out a clever way to trick people into purchasing a can of world’s most disgusting processed meat, Spam. For a mere $5, fans were given their very own slab of stinky meat along with a plastic knife. They were then encouraged to make a creative carving out of it, with the winner receiving a $100 cash prize.

Entries included such works of art as a goldfish, a Spam castle, even a “sort of like a cube thing, like one you would find in an illusion book.” But none of these submissions held a candle to the Bernini of bogus beef, Sheila Moll, who’s masterpiece “R-Phils Baseball Cap” beat out all comers en route to the victory.


Spam clip provided by WFMZ-TV 69 News (haha, 69 news)
Spam tip provided by Ben Hill (haha, Benny Hill) of Ben’s Biz Blog

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Posted by at 5:27 pm ET 3 Comments

Here’s a classic interview from August of ’99, featuring a 20-year old Jimmy Rollins alongside his Reading teammate/roommate Tyrone Horne. Even before he was an all-star and NL MVP, J-Roll was the same charismatic shortstop and a natural in front of the camera.

Young (real young) James talks about his promotion to Reading, hitting in the 2-hole, haircuts in the clubhouse, and being a messy roommate. Also, a then-Reading hitting coach Milt Thompson gives some advice on what Jimmy needs to work on to make it to the bigs.

Check it out:

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Posted by at 9:22 am ET 2 Comments

Unbeknownst to me, the Reading Phillies went retro with their road unis this year. They have ditched the normal grey, and are now sporting the extremely attractive powder blues; complete with maroon & white piping down the sides and classic high-sock look as worn by the actual Phillies from ’73-’88

Carlos Carrasco looks like a cot damn professional here:

Click below for more mesmerizing shots of the powders, featuring Neil Sellers and the great Gookie Dawkins.

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