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!!

10 Comments:

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!

XOXO

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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