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Jun
24
2011
Posted by Danger Guerrero at 12:41 pm ET 11 Comments

As some of you may know, in addition to my occasional posts here at The Fightins, I also contribute to the film and television blogs at Uproxx (Film Drunk & Warming Glow, respectively). Through my work at those sites, I’ve developed some insider connections in the entertainment industry. My sources are mostly on the periphery, but every now and again they’ll tip me off to some big Hollywood news before it breaks in other media outlets. And hoo boy, do we have a doozy today.

According to my sources, Daniel Craig is OUT as James Bond. Apparently producers are planning a reboot of the legendary franchise, starting with the Sean Connery classic Goldfinger, and wanted to tap a new leading man for the process. The casting has been kept tightly under wraps to this point, but I’ve heard the higher-ups had reached out to bankable leading men like Ben Affleck, Clive Owen, and Sam Worthington. However, my sources are telling me they’ve settled on a more ethnically diverse newcomer in an attempt to drive up international sales.

Coming Summer 2012, Phillies catcher Carlos “Chooch” Ruiz is James Bond in… Colefingor:

[big-ass ups to Weems, for putting a rush job on my dumb idea from this morning and turning it into that kickass Photoshop]

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May
24
2011
Posted by Chris at 9:00 am ET 38 Comments

It’s pretty well documented how much I love Mike Sweeney. From enthusiastic man hugs to just a general love for the game, Mike Sweeney seemed to be loved by every Phillies fan almost immediately. When he first joined the club I knew little about him other than he was a very good player who was hit hard with injury for the past couple years. Through the magic of twitter I ended up asking Mike’s sister @itstaraboo if she could forward some questions to her brother for me and she did without hesitation.

I only asked a few questions, but I think they are all things the Philly fan base would want to know. So take a jump and read it.

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