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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Series Preview: Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets


The Philadelphia Phillies (30-19) travel to New York for a weekend series versus the New York Mets (23-25).

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The Daily Drive 5/26/2011


The Daily Drive is a daily (duh) post of all the prominent things going on in the sports world we didn’t cover, and anything else we might want to share with you. Your satisfaction is our guarantee*. (*not an actual guarantee.)

-Starting things off with a crazy night in Philadelphia. The Phillies went 19 deep with the Reds, coming out victorious after a Raul Ibanez sac fly scored Jimmy Rollins. The real story though is the tale of two pitchers: Wilson Valdez the infielder pitching the 19th (and earning the win) for his beleaguered bullpen, and before him Danny Baez pitching 5 innings of 1-hit baseball like the GM of the Reds had his wife at gunpoint. Goddammit, I hate the Phillies.

-They weren’t the only team going extra last night as the Fish played 12 with the Defending World Series Champion San Francisco Giants and managed to win the mid-week series against the Defending World Series Champion San Francisco Giants. Seriously, how did the Phillies lose to this team last year? The real story though was Giants catcher Buster Posey getting his leg broke by backup fielder Scott Cousins. Now Bruce Bochy, the Giants manager, is asking for a rule change.

Oh no, what’s that I hear? It’s a JAuger rant, making it’s way around the station.

Here’s the fucking deal Bruce. You cannot sit there and say it’s a part of the game and then a half second later say that you think Major League Baseball should be contemplating a rule change. For years and years and years (and years?) catchers have been getting run over by baserunners. It’s one of those reasons most catchers look like NHL goalies, circa 1975. (That and the high cheese.) This is baseball not softball. Posey weighs 220 lbs, while Cousins couldn’t hit 200 soaking wet. I am by any means not a traditionalist but enough with proposing a rule change every time there is an outcome unfavorable to your team. If that’s Cody Ross sliding into John Buck’s femur, I bet you all we hear from Bruce Bochy is the routine “that’s a baseball play.” Get your head out of your ass Bruce and wake up. As a former Major League catcher you should know the inherent risk that comes with playing the position. If Posey didn’t want to get hurt he should of been a musician. Dude’s expecting twins with his wife later in the year, and now thanks to Scott he can finally paint that baby room. Hell, he’s got all summer. ::Grabs wet towel, lights cigarette::

Sasha Jackson, Yankees Suck T-shirt, and Chris Pronger speaks, after the jump. Read more of this post

WILSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Im sorry i called you a hack about 10 times last night

So0oooo did anything cool happen after i left the game last night?

Phillies Preview 5/25


"I breathe fire bitches"

Yes I know, I know, we have been draggin some serious ass on the posts as of late.  But you know what Internet? We have jobs! Were up every morning at 7am riding that stationary bike getting ready to do big things!  Well either that, or we are lazy (i’m betting on the latter).  I will be in attendance for Phils/Reds game this evening.  Big Roy will take the mound against Cincy for the first time since this happened (which I was also in attendance for) last year.  Now i’m not expecting a No-Hitter but I am expecting Doc to be his dominant self once again.  He matches up against Travis Wood who last time out against the Phils at CBP had a perfecto going until the boys in red pinstripes stormed back for the W.  Travis isn’t having as good as a year as many expected with that 5.17 ERA he is rockin.  He was probably pumped that he would have a chance to face the likes of Ben Francisco and Dane Sardhina tonight but not so fast my friend, we got the golden boy, Domonic, and the chosen one, Chase, back in the lineup for the third game.  It’s kind of crazy that it’s almost June and the Phillies have yet to field the team that they expected at the beginning of spring training.  But that’s baseball.  Lets hope this game will be better than Sundays performance where I damn near fell asleep.

*Update

Chase isn’t starting…..thanks a lot Charlie

Keys to the Game

-Hit the ball

-Get out of Doc’s way

This will probably be my last post for a while since I will be going to See Phish 5 times in 6 days, with the only off day being my birthday (im sorry liver).  So I will leave you with this, which I am calling as Tour Opener.

The Daily Drive – 5/25/2011


The Daily Drive is a daily (duh) post of all the prominent things going on in the sports world we didn’t cover, and anything else we might want to share with you. We got so caught up in the Rapture that we forgot all about this website. I still can’t find any of my pants. 

Well it’s been some time, so let’s start things off to get you back in your good graces. Michelle Hunziker, Swiss model, took a swim.(via)

-The Vancouver Canucks are going to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1994. Last night they beat the San Jose Sharks in double overtime in quite the dramatic fashion. First, they tied the game with 13 seconds left in the 3rd period. What followed in overtime was definitely wacky, and the kind of thing that would only happen to me in NHL’11.

If anything that clip just drives home the point that any of us could call games on TV.

-Huge win last night for the hottest team in the NL East: The Florida Marlins. After a sexy showing by Ricky No-No against the defending World Series Champions the Philadelphia Phillies San Francisco Giants, the Fish are game behind the Phils, who lost last night to the, checks math, yup, Cincinnati Reds.

-Good news though Phillies fans: Jose Contreras is back! I know, I thought he had been kidnapped and held ransom by some South American drug gang too. Roy Halladay takes the mound tonight.

NY Mets issues, Heat one step closer to becoming the Anti-Christ, and Tom Brady’s flailing hands, after the jump. Read more of this post

Series Preview: Cincinnati Reds vs. Philadelphia Phillies


Due to work, I’m realizing that doing a Phillies preview for each game is damn near impossible. I mean I’ll quit my day job if our twenty (generous number) readers decide to pay me a solid salary, but instead of the daily updates I’ve decided to start doing series previews/reviews. Probably makes a lot of you happy knowing that you don’t need to read a daily recap of me bitching about the Phillies. However if you really, really, really need a daily preview out of me? I think the Phillies will win every game, there ya go. Anyway the next series for the best National League team is against the defending National League Central champions, the Cincinnati Reds.

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Phillies Preview – May 20th 2011


vs.

May 20th 2011 – 7:05 pm
Texas Rangers (23-21) C.J. Wilson (4-2, 3.38 ERA)
vs.
Philadelphia Phillies (26-17) Roy Halladay (5-3, 2.21 ERA)

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The Return of Dom


Guess who's back, back again

Ahhhhh the return of the prophecy known as Domonic.  With the Phillies offense looking more like a bad triple A squad as of late, the Phil’s management decided to quit fucking around with the likes of Michael Martinez and called up the golden boy.  The punch less Phillies offense is in desperate need of help given the fact that every time I turn around someone else is getting hurt, and the shitty fact that everyone seems to be slumping collectively.  After last night’s Jason Giambi style gang rape performance on the likes of Kyle and Danys, I wanted to see what Charlie had to say in his post game presser.  Well before we got to hear Chuck in his West Virginia drawl, we got to hear from the man himself, Ruben Amaro Jr.  He first said that Fat Joe had some elbow soreness which led to Kyle starting the game.  He then mentioned that the grounded Hawaiian’s hamstring is a little worse than expected.  This got everyone’s attention in the room and set off this round of questioning to Rube:

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Phillies Preview – May 17th 2011


vs.

May 17th 2011 – 8:15 pm
Philadelphia Phillies (25-15) Roy Oswalt (3-1, 3.33 ERA)
vs.
St. Louis Cardinals (23-19) Jaime Garcia (5-0, 1.89 ERA)

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The Daily Drive – 5/17/2011


The Daily Drive is a daily (duh) post of all the prominent things going on in the sports world we didn’t cover, and anything else we might want to share with you. Like how to win a sword fight. I’ve been watching lots of Game of Thrones, my technique is flawless.

– Speaking of Game of Thrones, HBO has another tremendous show. Here’s a clip from the last episode of a guy chopping a horse’s head off, if that doesn’t make you want to watch then I don’t know what will.

– Sad day for baseball as Harmon Killebrew passed away. He played before any of us were born, but he had some ridiculous stats and was known as one of the better people in baseball, RIP.

– New York, New York. The Yankees lost their sixth…SIXTH?!?! straight game, falling into a three-way tie for 2nd place in the AL East. AJ Burnett blew up, and Jorge Posada said he wanted to leave the Yankees due to all the controversy surrounding his day off the other night. Almost as bad a day as the Mets had, who lost 2-1 in 11 innings when Marlins reliever Burke Badenhop got a game winning two-out single. Typical New York night I guess.

– Last night the Phillies offense sucked, the umpire’s strike zone was the size of a triscuit, and all objects around my house no matter of cost are officially in danger of being broken every time I watch the Phillies.

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