Thursday, October 23, 2008

Two things you need to know, courtesy of Charlie Manuel:

"Cole is pretty good, man," Phils manager Charlie Manuel said. "I'm glad he pitches for us."

"If you want to take the wind out of their sails and shut up them cowbells, hit some home runs," Manuel said.

You said it, Charlie.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lotta things were not all that great Wednesday night (not much clutch hitting, some sloppy fielding down at first base), But Chase Utley, Cole Hamels, Ryan Madson, and Brad Lidge made it all OK!! (And Pedro Feliz helped both at bat and in the field.)
Go gettem, Brett!

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Game Two. Kerwin Danley has always been no more than a mediocre umpire, and he shouldn't be working a World Series. That said (he cost at least one run with the Baldelli strikeout he blew, and who knows what - if anything - might have happened with Rollins on base in the ninth after his shirt was hit), they lost because of the continued incredibly-bad clutch hitting. Phew!

P.S. Do you think Charlie will finally put Jenkins in right field tomorrow?

11:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No big deal. Phightins played like a little league team and only lost 4-2. Howard is starting to wake up. I predict a 2HR/5RBI coming out party this weekend. Phils in six.

3:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See above. I called it!

11:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cmon, ks, that was Howard in just one game. Not even including Saturday night! And how about Joe Blanton! If they have to go back to Florida (hope not), maybe Joe Blanton for DH.
And didn't Ryan Madson look good? What was the name of that other relief pitcher they don't use any more, Ledge or Bridge or something like that?

11:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This after watching Game Five, what there was of it. Bud Selig, baseball's version of George W. Bush, said even if the Phillies were ahead when the game got called, there was no way he would let the World Series end that way. Of course, Bud would have had to make a unilateral change in the rules for that, but then Bud is all-powerful, eh?
It certainly should have been stopped after five.

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last night was a travesty, but I still say this thing ends at the Bank ... whenever it stops raining and snowing, that is.

4:33 PM  
Blogger diana said...

ks & gg - i haven't had the emotional energy to post, but I've actually been able to stay awake and see both of the last 2 games. First of all, Joe Blanton rules with an iron fist! Second of all, last night was horrible. Watching Rollins flailing at that pop-up...ugh. I can't believe that the players could actually perform as well as they did. Today when it started snowing, I called Matthew to see if he thought we could score some tickets for tonight. Ha. Ha. I'm with you, Kel, I think they'll wrap it up tomorrow or Thursday or whenever the rain/snow stops.....

4:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, whenever they play again, we get four at-bats and they only get three. Of course, it'll help if we get a couple of hits with runners on base, as the Flyin' Hawaiian did in the first inning last night.
I wonder who Charlie will pitch this next three-inning game - Myers? Durbin? J.A. Happ? I'll bet Tampa Bay brings in that lefthander Price. Or leave Balfour in the game? Then we send up Matt Stairs to hit for Hamels and - BOOM!!!

9:30 PM  
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