Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Dark TIme is Drawing To A Close...

In the midst of all the unfortunate kerfluffle that ended the Eagles season, I suddenly thought, hey, I forgot about this guy!

Remember when the Phillies got the best pitcher in baseball? I will surely miss that magnificent Cliff Lee, but am thrilled with Halladay. I think there are about 35 days until pitchers and catchers report, and the Dark Time will be over. The Eagles cannot tide us over, and though I would dearly love to love the Sixers, that's not going to happen. So I will dream about the Phillies... Let us recite their names....Howard, Utley, Rollins, POLANCO!, Ruiz, Werth, Victorino, Ibanez, Halladay, Happ, Lidge, Madson, Blanton....ah.

Hot Stove Topic: does anyone have a theory about why the Phillies kicked Brett Myers to the curb? I thought it might be some sort of personality thing, but then Ed Wade picked him up for the Astros and he would know better than anyone if there was a problem. Myers would seem to have been a good fit into the back end of the rotation, but the Phillies made it clear he was persona non grata.

Begone, Dark Time!!


Anonymous Gus's Granddad said...

Hey, Momogus, did you leave out Hamels on purpose? If we're gonna go somewhere in 2010, they will have to have a major contribution from Hamels.
Myers-and-the-Phillies is certainly a puzzler, especially with Ed Wade and the Astros picking him up.

10:52 AM  
Blogger diana said...

GG - Wa ha! That's so funny! ! I sat here (admittedly I had not had my full cup of coffee) and thought, "I thought there were more pitchers whose name started with H." I am so ambivalent about him - I totally forgot him by accident on purpose. Hamels. Hrmph.

11:20 AM  
Blogger Marfa's Mewsings said...

Divine One,

Happy 2010 to you & yours!

I do so love reading your posts about the Phillies. The ambivilance re some of the Phillies is shared by many people.

Go Phillies!


11:49 AM  
Anonymous Gus's Granddad said...

We were just in the Acme market in Wayne, and they had Cole Hamels bobbleheads, marked down from $13.99 to just $8.44. I thought you might like one, but then I thought better of it. But they didn't even have a Joe Blanton bobblehead...

2:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree about the "dark time" being over soon and hopefully our Brewers will have a better season this year, since the Packers put a hush over Green Bay on Sunday p.m. We are going to Phoenix on 2/11/09, and I'm very sad that we will not be there for any of spring training. Maybe another year it will work out.

8:54 PM  
Anonymous sandy w said...

I didn't mean to sign the previous comment as anonymous. It's actually from Sandy in cold Green Bay. I'll try this again.

8:56 PM  
Blogger diana said...

Martha - good to hear from you! stop by the store some time already, won't you!?

GG- um, no thanks.

Sandy - Go Brew Crew!! So sorry about the Packers and that you will miss spring training, but you will be warm, so that's nice!

7:25 AM  
Anonymous ks said...

I have a theory about Myers - he was a pain in the ass.

9:15 PM  
Blogger diana said...

Yeah, Kel, that was kind of my theory too, but since when did that stop a team from keeping a player as long as he was useful? Hello, Curt Schilling! Myers must realllllly be a pain!!!

6:48 PM  
Anonymous ks said...

Curt Schilling was a pain in the ass who could actually pitch.

1:26 PM  

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