Thursday, April 09, 2009

More Baseball Notes

Who knew that the bases-loaded walk would be the offensive weapon of choice for our 2009 Phillies? Well, they won and that's what counts.

I wish I could have seen the pre-game ceremonies, but here's a nice picture. In my opinion, this guy is why they went as far as they did:

I love that Pat Burrell came back and was wildly cheered [Question to Ponder: Why did Adam Eaton come back to receive his ring? Did he think he would be cheered? I'm sorry he got booed, no matter how little I think of his on- and off-field performance last year, but still...] I love that Burrell and Mitch Williams are the Most Beloved Ex-Phillies Of All Time. Phillies fans are weird.

I couldn't pull a picture of the 2009 Phillies ring close-up, but here is the 1980 ring, which is quaint in its smallness and relative good-taste-ness:

This was good to see:

I thought he was at death's door at the Inauguration, but look how great he looks!!

And now, finally, this. This is Johan Santana on Opening Day. No matter how he pitches this year, this will be his most impressive performance in my opinion. And as much as it kills me to say it, I love this:


Anonymous Gus's granddad said...

Booooooo, Mets. Don't show Santana again.
For Adam Eaton, I think a nice quiet reception would have been a bit more appropriate, but Phillies fans do boo when they feel the urge. At least Geoff Jenkins got a nice hand and then said nice things about the organizatin which will be paying him $8 million this year. (Or something like that.)
And how about Teddy? I understand he bounced one ball to Jim Rice but then threw one to him on the fly! Ha!!!

4:55 PM  
Blogger CurlyGirl said...

Ok, because I'm a terrible baseball fan I've never heard of Johan Santana, and I would generally be oppposed to him based soley on the fact that he plays for a NY team, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE that he had a different little fun greeting/handshake for EACH and EVERY guy in the dugout! I kind of love him a little. Sorry, Dad.

Pitchers Pay The Price When They Face Jim Rice! (unless they're Teddy Kennedy!)

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Gus's Granddad said...

OK, Laura, that's the last nice thing I say about your Orioles. (Besides, they probably won't beat the Yankees again.)
SANTANA IS EVIL. He's the Mets best pitcher. We wish him frogs and toads and clouds of mushrooms. (No, that's not right - how about clouds of bumblebees?)

8:17 PM  
Blogger diana said...

People, people!!! Let's agree that the Mets are evil, but Santana gets a pass because of the total AWESOMEOSITY of his handshake ceremony!!!

8:54 PM  

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