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Shit That has happened since I Last Posted


Shit...Got...Weird

Shit…Got…Weird

 

Well well well…..it has been quite a while since I have had the motivation to write anything in this space and I really don’t have any excuses except that I am lazy as a sloth.  Just to bring you up to speed here are a few of the highlights/lowlights in my life since my last post on March 13th 2012.

Chase Utley and Ryan Howard missed half a season

Cole Hamels Made a lot of money

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Phillies Preview: The Lineup


Good to see you too Chuck

Well it is that time of year again.  The snow is melting, the birds are chirping, Spring is in the air.  The crack of the bat and the snap of the glove legitimately arouses me.  I literally found myself watching a Mets/Nationals spring training game on TV the other night (I was also drinking).  Baseball season means a lot to the scribes on this particular website and we are going to do our damnedest to give you the most accurate preview of the two main squads (Yanks & Phillies) we will be complaining about.  We may even let Joe write something about the Marlins (doubtful).  So without further ado, here is our Phillies Lineup Preview.

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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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The Long Awaited Return of the Philadelphia Phillies


Its time to celebrate folks

The last year and a half have been somewhat of a strange time for me.  I graduated college, got a real job, started taking baby asprin (gotta be proactive for a healthy heart) and seemingly watched my beloved Phillies forget how to do what they do best.  Mash the baseball.  2010, while being one of the coolest seasons i’ve ever witnessed (Doc’s No-No, Doc’s perfecto, the full emergence of Cole Hamels, going to every Phil’s home playoff game), it lacked something that every true Phillies fan missed.  With injuries plaguing the lineup and basically every single starter spending a significant portion of time on the disabled list, the offense could never get locked in the way they had in seasons past.  The season ended in unglorious fashion with Juan Uribe breaking my heart with that bullshit HR down the right field line.

2011 offered a new hope though.  We have the best starting rotation in baseball, everyone was healthy (or so we thought), and a fresh start for the team to find its collective identity.  Then we found out about Chase’s knee and we had to make the best of it, which the 2011 squad definitely has.  Sporting the best record in baseball the 2011 Phils have done so predominantly with unbelievable starting pitching.  The offense has done what has been neccesary by winning close ballgames by the slimmest of margins.  Then a little over three weeks ago, we got the shot of life that this ball club needed.  Chase was back, and that balky knee that was hampering him?  Aint no thang.  It took him a few weeks to get his timing back and to find his stroke, but his presence, as well as the materialization of the real Dom Brown, have made pitchers loathe the day when their spot in the rotation comes up against the boys in the red pinstripes.  No longer can teams pitch around Ryan Howard and Placido Polanco to face the likes of Wilson Valdez and Dane Sardhina.  And while some of you may think this proclamation be a bit pre-mature, I’m here to tell you that the Phillies are fucking back.

Me and Timmy P went to the second game of the double header a few nights ago and witnessed what we could only describe as a vintage Phillies win.  Down two runs in the ninth, the offense patiently waited for the Marlins closer Leo Nunez to inevitably lose his focus.  Earlier in the season, you could have banked on the offense to try and go up there and swing for the fences with the faint hope they would actually connect and knock one out of the yard.  Not this team.  They once again patiently(I cannot emphasize this point enough) got some guys on base, and had confidence in their teammates to come through when it mattered.  When Shane Victorino roped a single that tied the game in the bottom of the ninth, you just knew that this team wasn’t going to be beat that night.  Chooch sent the remaining masses into a frenzy when he smoked a 95mph heater back up the middle scoring Ryan Howard for the win.

Much has been made the last season and a half about the “Year of the Pitcher.”  Im here to say: Fuck that noise……….It’s Hittin’ Season baby.

Series Preview: Philadelphia Phillies vs. Seattle Mariners


I was going to title this article, True Life: Recap of the raping of a Marlin in Philadelphia, but I didn’t want to attract people interested in rape stories to 90on95.com….Why the weird logos? Well those are two MLS teams, the Philadelphia Union & Seattle Sounders (Major League Soccer, yes we have that here in the US of A). I searched Philadelphia vs. Seattle and this is what comes up. Not Phillies-Mariners, not Eagles-Seahawks, not Sixers-Super Sonics…oh wait…ouch, touchy subject Seattle, I apologize. But soccer is the first thing that comes up? Really America? I’m a little shocked and sadly I had to leave those boring soccer logos since I couldn’t find any cute Phillies-Mariners pictures.

Anyways, cheers to raping fish, let’s keep it going against the other “M” fish.

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The Daily Drive – 6/16/2011


The Daily Drive is a daily (almost) 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. Relax baby, daddy’s back.

-The Florida Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies played baseball this past week. I didn’t notice.

-New York Yankees journeyman Brian Gordon took the mound today against the Texas Rangers. That game is currently in the 11th inning tied 2 all. If you think I’m going to come back and edit this out and put the result, you expect way to much of me. **Yanks win 3-2 in the 12th on Brett Gardner’s RBI single.  Don’t worry DP, that’s what Papa’s here for. **

-Aw Phillie fans don’t love Ryan Howard.

-Those damn New York Yankees are stealing signs now, according to, if I’m pronouncing this correctly, Yorvit Torreable. The Texas Ranger’s catcher then said that he would be taking his glove and going home, and that he would not be sharing the juice boxes his mom brought with anyone, especially Andruw Jones.

“Always Sunny” preview, Stanley Cup riots, and a look at cooking shows through Randy Marsh’s eyes, after the jump. Read more of this post

Phillies Preview – May 16th 2011


May 16th 2011 – 7:00 pm
Philadelphia Phillies (25-14) Ciff Lee (2-3, 3.78 ERA)
vs.
St. Louis Cardinals (22-19) Jake Westbrook (2-3, 6.92 ERA)

So I haven’t written anything Phillies related in a couple of days due to life getting in the way/alcohol, but oh hey look at that they are still the best team in the National League. The bigger issue is that they are playing like a AAA team right now. Scratch that, the offense looks like a AAA team. Roy Halladay threw his second straight complete game…and he’s lost both of them due to the terrible offense….Freak out? Of course I am!

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Phillies Preview – April 7th 2011


 

Vs.

April 7th 2011 – 3:05 pm
New York Mets (3-2) Jonathon Niese (0-0, 2.57 ERA) @ Philadelphia Phillies (4-1) Roy Halladay (0-0, 1.50 ERA)

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