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Phillies Preview: The Pitchers

Wow how did I miss this gem???????

Glad I got the pitchers this year because the Phillies hitting right now is a downright mess. Luckily the Phillies still have a couple of guys who know how to throw the baseball. If they lose this ability….Well, the Phillies are fucked. The Phillies pitchers have to (and most likely will) carry this team once again. On to the previews.

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The Daily Drive “The Day The Earth Didnt Stand Still”

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.  Earthquakes are so 2010.


-So lets get this right out of the way.  An Earthquake hit Virgina today.  The world moved on.


-The NY Football Giants already depleted secondary lost yet another CB today.  After losing impact player Terrell Thomas last night to a torn ACL, they lost CB Brian Witherspoon to a torn ACL as well.  Somehow Papa Bear seems to think that this will not effect the Giants at all.  He won’t give me any facts to support this argument (or words on this site for that matter (Shots Fired Shots Fired!)), but he is deliriously confident in his team right now.

Cliff Lee, Big Willy Style, and an attractive female after the jump

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You Dropped a Bomb on Me……Baby

Bomb Dropper

You gotta love living in 2011.  Forget about the Debt crisis, world famine, humanitarian issues, party politics, and everything else that just seemingly wants to depress the shit out of you, life is good.  In my opinion there has never been a better time to be alive.  Last night I was doing things I never thought I would be able too even five years ago.  Simultaneously I was watching the Phillies in HD from Los Angeles, drinking a delicious micro brew from Nantucket, and listening to the Phish webcast from Lake Tahoe.  Technology is pretty sweet.   You wanna know whats even sweeter?  Cliff Lee going yahtzee off Ted Lilly for his 2nd HR of the year.  Bartledoo(who once used to blog here before he got to big and started focusing on his main gig at mysecretboston.com) and myself were sitting there just admiring the practice cuts that Cliff was taking.

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Drinkin, Smokin, Straight West Coastin


" Ferrari, Jaguar, Switchin 4 lanes, Top Down Screamin out, Money aint a thang"

Now I may be in the minority here, but I love west coast games.  Your at the bar, having a couple of cocktails, dominating trivia per usual, then you realize around 10 local that the hottest squad in baseball is on with their mythical unicorn Cliff Lee on the hill.  Not only that, they are playing the defending chumps champs.  The Phils came in hot, winners of 6 in a row romp-a-domping both the Butt Pirates and the Cockies in consecutive series.  Cliff has had a couple rough outings since he perfected pitching in June.  He decided that he liked pitching well again so he threw on Jermaine Dupri and Jay- Z’s “Money aint a thang”(I don’t know why,  I just always picture Cliff bumpin to this in his Ford F-750 SuperDupercab pre-game…I know…I have issues) in the locker room and went out and spun another complete game shutout.  Cody Ross? Go fuck yourself, golden sombrero, go ask Sandoval to get you one.  Madison Bumgarner?  Hunter and Big John basically just tried to one up each other by depositing that weak shit fastball of yours 30 rows deep. Orlando Cabrera?  Jesus Christ have you played for every team in the league?  No matter, Cliff don’t play favorites, he’s an equal opportunity dominatrix.  Whats on tap for tonight?  Vanimal vs. Sanchez.  Get some.


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The Daily Drive – 7/25/2011

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.The Drive is starting to run on a tight, meticulous schedule, and your fearless leader snagged the coveted Monday spot. Hungover at work traffic! Like your Mom’s period, expect my post to be fashionably late.

-The NFL is back. I’m sure this is the first any of you have heard of this.

-Carlos Beltran is expected to be traded sometime this week, and he say’s he’d much prefer an NL team over an AL team. The kicker? He doesn’t want to DH. I know, I thought he was from Puerto Rico too.

-Great piece by WithLeather on dick heads who steal foul balls from kids. In my opinion we should persecute them the same way they did treason in the old days: Hang ’em.

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About Last Night…..

My God...Is that Raul Ibanez's walk off music?!?!?

Last night was quite the game for the Phillies. Roy Halladay? Eh, average. But who cares when you have the 1-2-3 combo of Stutes, Bastardo, Perez? Juan Perez? Yeah he only used 9 pitches for the top of the tenth. He threw 9 strikes. And yup he had 3 strike outs. Insanely tremendous outing by the Phillies main lefty J.C. Romero….Scott Eyre….Mike Zagurski…..Juan Perez….I mean for real? Juan fucking Perez?

But the real hero is the old man…No not the great Jose Contreras, but the second oldest Phillie Raul Ibanez. He hit an absolute bomb on a 2-0 fastball from Scott Proctor to give the Phillies a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves. Proctor turned and watched the ball in flight  for a second then said “Shower time boys!” Rumor has it Chipper was the first in line. Yeah that’s a gay joke because I don’t Chipper at all. But props to Raul, let’s not let my hatred for Larry get in the way of Raul’s big hit. It’s been a struggle for the 39-year-old this season, but that bomb last night showed how he’s still got some juice (no pun intended) left in him.

It also shows how great a team the Phillies have. Sure I’m a homer and I love them and talk shit about every other team, but look at that picture. With the exception of Cole (top left corner) who looks like he’s talking on a cellphone, the entire team is going nuts for Raul. He’s a class act and you know the entire team has been pulling for him to come up big. Well, he did last night.

Cliff today, Cole tomorrow then the aces/two gimpy hitters pack their bags for Arizona and the All-Star break. Big games against the hard charging Braves, but last night was a big one.

World Series..Scratch That…Regular Season Series Preview: Boston Red Sox vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Tuesday, June 28th – 7:05 pm
Josh Beckett (6-2, 1.86 ERA)
Cliff Lee (8-5, 2.87 ERA)

Wednesday, June 29th – 7:05 pm
John Lackey (5-6, 7.36 ERA)
Vance Worley (2-1, 2.83 ERA)

Thursday, June 30th – 1:05 pm
Jon Lester (9-4, 3.66 ERA)
Cole Hamels (9-4, 2.49 ERA)

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The picture says it all…Cliff Lee may be a God.

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Series Preview: Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Phillies

It’s hot outside, there’s a high of 99 today in Philadelphia. Hot weather=miserable. For those who didn’t make it pass kindergarten the opposite of hot is cold. Cold weather is also miserable, unless it’s air conditioning, but now we are getting a little too in depth. Anyway, the Chicago Cubs are what you call a “cold” team. They are coming off an eight game losing streak, and now the Phillies get to play them for four straight games. In the words of the late great Notorious B.I.G. …… Juicy.

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Series Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies

The third place Los Angeles Dodgers come to Philadelphia to face the team with the best record in Major League Baseball…Still? Really? Even after losing 2/3 to the worst franchise in baseball? Well it’s cool, but what the hell is the rest of baseball doing, because the Phillies haven’t been doing anything well lately*.

*Except when God aka Roy Halladay pitches.

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