Sunday, June 22, 2008

What's up with the Phillies? What's up with MVP 2008 Chase Utley? I didn't realize that after the dispiriting series with the Red Sox, the Phillies would have to play the Angels, which means facing the ultimate Phillies destroyer of all time, Vlad the Impaler. I can't tell you how relieved I was to see him not only go to the American League, but go to the American League West so I would never have to think about him again. Until he came back to Philadelphia. And it was just like he never left. Ouch. I put the Phillies flag up again yesterday morning, but it doesn't seem to be having any effect. We've all lost our mojo.

Matthew and Gus went to see the Red Sox on Wednesday. Because they are such Red Sox fans and because I am such a Phillies fan, there was potential for, shall we say, disharmony chez Momogus. But they decided to root for whoever was playing at home and wore both Phillies and Red Sox paraphernalia to the game.

Curt Schilling's done as a doornail. What will we do without our hugely entertaining righty blowhard? As former Phillies GM Ed Wade so aptly put it, "If he wasn't our horse, he'd be our horse's ass." He's got my first ballot Hall of Fame vote. Nuff said.

Speaking of Red Sox, the GYAC Cork Tavern Red Sox finished their season, though not as gloriously as their Beantown brethren. They won their first game and then lost all the rest. Here's the valiant crew:

Gus got to pitch an inning, as did all the 8-yr-olds. This year, unlike last, he focused on control rather than speed and struck out 2 and got a groundout. He is more of a pitcher this year. We celebrated, as usual, with a trip to Rita's Water Ice. Gus chose the Blendini with a combination of chocolate ice cream, Oreos, and (brace yourself) watermelon water ice. He enjoyed it.

Go, all iterations of the Sox!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Gus will learn that you've gotta have a strong stomach to be a Phillies fan, so it seems to me that training on the Blendini should be just the thing.
Perhaps Momogus can tell us why the immortal So Taguchi was up with two out in the ninth, the tying and winning runs on base, Chase Utley on deck, and swinging at a high-and-inside 2-and-0 pitch to foul out and end the game (and, blessedly, the home stand). Is Charlie falling back into Nick Leyva mold?

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ya myself!!!???

6:11 PM  

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