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Apr
25
2011
Posted by Chris at 11:40 pm ET 72 Comments

And it’s kind of how we all feel right now.

Big thanks to @waverider15 for the clip

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Apr
24
2011
Posted by meech.one at 12:02 pm ET 33 Comments

Why is Ryan Howard staring into the San Diego Padres dugout like they just intentionally walked a guy with 2 RBI on the season to face him with the game on the line? Because they had just intentionally walked a guy with 2 RBI on the season to face him with the game on the line.

Genius manager Bud Black chose to bring in something named Cory Luebke to face Ryan Howard with runners at the corners and 2 out instead of using Chad Qualls against Jimmy Rollins with a runner on 3rd.

Not like you didn’t know already, but if you’d like to find out what happened, click through.

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Oct
26
2010
Posted by Dash Treyhorn at 9:14 am ET 155 Comments

Well, that’s it. It’s over. The Great Campaign of 2010, thought by many to end with a shiny Commissioner’s Trophy, is finished, wrecked by the Cinderella Giants.

It’s been over 48 hours since Ryan Howard stared at Brian Wilson’s offering that caught the outer edge of the plate, and like him, we are all still a bit catatonic, unable to comprehend what just happened. I suppose that’s why I didn’t write a recap of Game Six. There was no sense in writing about something that I didn’t grasp, and to try would have been an act of futility. It’s much different than 2009, where the season didn’t end with the looming question of Where did it all go wrong? It felt like the Phillies made it to a World Series in which they likely didn’t belong, with a less talented rotation, a questionable bullpen and an offense that had its share of problems.

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Oct
15
2010
Posted by meech.one at 7:45 am ET 40 Comments

If you would like to watch the rest of this painful segment, go to the Dave Letterman website

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Sep
15
2010
Posted by Dash Treyhorn at 4:36 pm ET 16 Comments

It’s not like Yahoo! Sports had to let us know or anything, but Ryan, Chase and Shane have been on an absolute tear lately as they lead the Fightins to the top of divison and to the best record in the National League.

Not surprisingly, Ryan Howard has turned into “that overpaid guy” to the “OH MY GOD IT’S COMING RIGHT AT US” hitting-monster that rears its beautiful head ’round about this time every year, while Chase is swinging the bat to the tune of a .333/.453/.569 triple-slash line after a rough go of it when he came off the D.L.

But it’s Shane Victorino and his .386 average and .462 on-base percentage that has been leading the charge on this recent (and not at all surprising) surge to the top of the National League.

After struggling for most of the season, Shane was the owner a .250 average on August 31st, but the Flyin’ Hawaiian (and inspiration for one of the very first Birdland X Fightins shirts) has absolutely turned it on this month, and has had a ton of success filling in for Jimmy Rollins in the leadoff spot. Something tells me that Shane might have Wally Pipp’d J’Roll for the foreseeable future.

Not bad for a few guys who were offensive black holes a few weeks ago and a team that was left for dead in the middle of the summer.

Sep
13
2010
Posted by meech.one at 8:09 am ET 20 Comments

Entourage!

If a better version pops up on the ‘net, I’ll substitute it.

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Sep
08
2010
Posted by Ryan at 3:29 pm ET 13 Comments

It’s been almost a whole day since The Phillies have taken over the lead in the NL East, and your heart-rate has probably just about returned to normal.

This video should fix that:

Aug
25
2010
Posted by meech.one at 12:47 am ET 106 Comments

I’m not really sure what I just witnessed tonight, but if you stick around I’ll do my best to explain.

The Phillies began this evening’s game playing in front of the largest crowd at CBP this season (thanks to Chooch bobblehead night) as Cole Hamels took the mound going up against Bud Norris. Per the usual Cole Hamels start, the Phillies decided to refrain from scoring while he was in the game and needed a 2-out, ninth inning desperation home run from Jimmy Rollins to send it into extras.

Fast-forward to the bottom of the fourteenth, game still tied 2-2, when Ryan Howard came up with runners at first and second and the game on the line. On an 0-1 pitch, Ryan Howard tried to check his swing on a pitch down and away, but third base umpire Scott Barry correctly called it a strike. Obviously mad at himself, Howard put his hands on his hips as if to say, “why the hell did I just swing at that?” and this Scott Barry prick puts his hands on his hips blatantly mocking Howard.

Proof:

Four pitches later, after Polanco and Utley moved up to 2nd & 3rd on a wild pitch, Howard once again attempted to check his swing on a similar pitch and this minor league fill-in that substitutes as a the 3rd base ump called Howard out on strikes. This time, though, Howard threw his helmet and bat in disgust, and the man everyone came to the stadium to see, Scott Barry, (did I mention he’s not even a real MLB ump?) tossed the big man from the game.

Needless to say, Ryan Howard wasn’t too happy. Observe:

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Sorry, people who bought tickets to the IronPigs game tonight expecting to see Ryan Howard.

Aug
16
2010
Posted by meech.one at 6:20 pm ET 130 Comments

This evening, on the Phillies last night off until September 9th, some members of the team are headed down to The Union League of Philadelphia on Broad St. to help their boy Shane Victorino raise some money for underprivileged youth in Philly & Hawaii while strutting down the catwalk for a nice fashion show fundraiser. Among the “models” scheduled to appear are Cole Hamels and his Survivor wife, Kyle Kendrick and *his* Survivor wife, The Executioner Bernard Hopkins, Jimmy Rollins… shit I don’t have all day — check the list yourself. I’m sure plenty of pictures will pop up from the event later on tonight and tomorrow, but right now, The Fightins intrepid reporter @iladelphia [Ed. Note -- intrepid reporter/Twitter friend, same difference] was ON THE SCENE and got you an exxxclusive first look at Ryan Howard and his schoolteacher/Eagles cheerleader girlfriend making their grand red-carpet entrance.

And, umm, DAMN she looks good:

Also worth noting is the fact that the big gentlemen who mashes lots of homers managed to squeeze his swollen ankle into those dress shoes, so I’d imagine he’s pretty close to returning to the lineup.

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