Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Sister Laura said that last post was so depressing even she didn't want to comment. Well, I got it off my chest. It's still gloomy here, but at least it's stopped raining. I have many many pictures of Vermont-y goodness, but first I must talk about the Phillies.

Last Pitcher Standing:

Consider this: the Phillies' Opening Day rotation was Hamels, Eaton, Myers, Moyer and Garcia, with Lieber starting the season in the bullpen. Then Lieber went on the DL, Garcia went on the DL, Eaton went on the DL, Myers went to the bullpen (to replace Tom Gordon, who went on the DL) and then HE went on the DL, and now Hamels is on the DL. Only poor 44-yr-old Jamie Moyer is left from Opening Day. The Phillies rotation right now is Moyer, Kyle Kendrick, Kyle Lohse, Fabio Castro and J. D. Durbin [who refers to himself as "The Durb", so we do too] And you know what? They're doing okay! Kendrick has been a revelation, Lohse hasn't been awful, and The Durb shows flashes of brilliance.

Of the other pitchers brought up to help out or in the bullpen, Gordon went on the DL, Ryan Madson went on the DL, Yoel Hernandez went on the DL, Mike Zagurski went on the DL, Scott Mathieson went on the DL. And then of course, in a string of catastrophic bad luck, Utley, Victorino, and Bourn all got injured within a few days of each other (Victorino and Bourn in the same game).

In all of my years of watching this beleaguered team, I have NEVER seen so many injuries. Not even close. And YET, this team is in second place in the NL East and in first place in the wildcard race. How can it be? Could it possibly be because I have had my Phillies flag up since the Fourth of July? (I secretly think so...)

Cross yer fingers.

Here's an extremely mossy moment from Vermont:


Blogger CurlyGirl said...

I like the mossy moment. They look like little pillows that gnomes might use.

1:47 PM  
Blogger diana said...


8:55 PM  
Blogger diana said...

okay, that was weird. i actually did not leave the above comment......

9:02 PM  
Blogger CurlyGirl said...

It looks like Bart Simpson left that message!

8:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it was me

10:10 AM  
Blogger diana said...

but that moss looks like barts brain

10:11 AM  
Blogger diana said...

WA HA HA - SOMEONE has figured out how to leave comments! I did not leave the comment about the moss looking like bart's brain. I wonder who did......

10:55 AM  

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