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GTown_Dave
Philadelphia, Penna., USA
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I couldn't agree more w/ that Hardball Times piece if I had written it myself.
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If GTown Dave posts a comment today, I'm going to go ahead and call it the best day the Phillies have had in 2014. I believe this post, more than anything else, demonstrates just how far the Phillies have fallen.
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I don't necessarily disagree w/ anything in JW's write-up. However, it will all be a moot point if the Phillies can't find a way to score some damn Runs. Regardless, the Phillies are more likely to get a decent return throughout the life of whatever deal they'd give Madson than whatever deal J-Roll would accept. Not that I expect to see either one of them playing for the Phillies in '12. r00b seems hell bent on doing something stupid if he can't re-sign Madson, & that stupid has "Papelbon" stitched on the back of his jersey.
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If Cuddyer comes to the Phillies I can only assume it's because he wants a chance to exit the Postseason in the NLDS rather than the ALDS.
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... but now with Thome back looks like Bowker is headed to the Pigs. NOOOOOOOOOO! We can't lose Bowker! Maybe Thome will fail his physical ...
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See? I told you all, the minute Olney says there's no chance home plays for the Phillies again is the moment his return is essentially guaranteed. Regardless, I like the move. I watched more Twins games than I care to admit this past year, & the man can still hit. Thome's no more useless in the field than was Gload, only he can & will get some XBHs. Plus, $1.25 million is practically nothing. Gload & Schneider each made more than that in '11, & Thome's bound to prove more useful than both combined offensively.
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I just hope these guys turn out to be as talented as Dom Brown!
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Speaking of relief pitching Jacksons who have been to the show, remember when the Phillies signed "veteran closer" Mike Jackson? Yeah, he was a RHP -- I think. I mean, I only saw that one pitch -- but still. Good times, good times ...
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"... the Phillies will go home with 102 regular season wins in their pocket, all of them worth less than a bus ticket." The Cardinals Will Win The World Series I realize the story is written in a thoroughly tongue-in-cheek manner, but the quoted portion rankles by virtue of its inherent truth.
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'09, '10, '11 Phillies '08-'09, '09-'10, '10-'11 Flyers '10 Eagles All eliminated from the playoffs by that season's eventual champ. Being a Philadelphia sports fan is a constant, lubeless assfuck.
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In terms of quality of play, this is easily the worst World Series I have ever witnessed.
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Interesting news, but what's w/ the pic of a girl playing Little League?
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Didn't the Phillies say during the season that Gload's condition wouldn't improve w/ surgery, only rest, which is why he decided to play through? I remember hearing something along those lines, anyway, which is why today's news doesn't surprise me. I'm just worried the Phillies will re-sign the guy. He has no prayer of hitting a HR, can't run & can't play defense, which makes him useless. I'm still disgusted Charlie let Gload PH in the NLDS, which was the quintessential example of an ample gut overwhelming a tiny brain.
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You'd think that one of the game's top prospects would have the athletic ability to move from right to left field. Huh? From what I've seen, Dom Brown has made an absolutely effortless transfer from RF to LF of his inability to play defense worth a musty dog turd.
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fumphis makes a good point. This whole "veteran Closer" thing gives me nightmares. The Phillies ought to know better than any team how thoroughly meaningless that designation tends to be. The only apparent beneficiaries are said "Closer" & his agent. If the thought of the likes of Papelbon in a Phillies uniform doesn't trigger feelings of instant, paralyzing terror, you're either the bravest or the dumbest fan on this Earth.
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Maybe not the Tuffy we deserved, but the Tuffy we needed?
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So It Has Come To This: A Tuffy Gosewisch Thread ==>
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