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Posted by Justin at 9:54 am ET 25 Comments

Kyle stormed into his room and kicked the nearest LEGO set with the adorable rage of an irate pony.  The pieces scattered across the floor as several small yellow men looked on in horror at what used to be their home.

Kyle dove onto the bed and buried his face in a pillow, hoping it would smother the sound of his sobs.  A gentle knock on the door caused him to sharply cut off the emotional display.

“Hey, buddy,” came the voice of Phillies bench coach Pete MacKanin through the door.  ”You in there?”

Pete knew he was in there.  Kyle Kendrick’s sobs were often audible all throughout the night when the Phillies stayed in hotels (and probably when they didn’t, but nobody was around to hear them in those cases except his confusingly hot wife). Read more »

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Posted by at 1:01 pm ET 19 Comments

Even the die hardiest of Phillies fans may not recognize the name Pete Mackanin. Shit, up until last night, I thought he was movie critic Richard Roeper and just somehow finagled his way into the Phillies dugout a bunch of times. As it turns out, he’s actually the Phillies bench coach and has been for the entire year!

Boy is my face red!

Anyhow, last night was Mackanin’s turn to shine as T-Mac and Wheels were all set to interview him when they returned from commercial break in the top of the third inning. Unfortunately for Pete, who seems like a good enough guy, Scott Eyre and his merry band of pranksters noticed Mackanin was about to go live! on camera and decided they would do everything in their power to make his appearance on Comcast as uncomfortable as possible.

So while Pete was trying to hold a conversation with the guys in the booth, he also had to contend with the players in the dugout showering him with sunflower seeds and putting tape over his mouth.

And I must say, Pete did a most admirable job of maintaining his composure the whole time.

If you’d like to watch video of this, you can access it by kindly clicking on that secret button I’ve embedded directly below this text. The kids call it a “jump”. Thank you.

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