On a day when Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Phillies rose from the dead themselves, overcoming an early 5-2 deficit on their way to defeating the Rockies, 7-5.
Chan Ho Park struggled, allowing five runs in 3 1/3 innings. But no matter, as Chase Utley tied the game in the top of the eighth with a two-run jack, and Stairs sent another to the heavens and over the fence in the ninth, securing a Phillies victory.
And I missed the whole damn thing, enjoying the festivities of the day and watching the Masters. (Editor’s note: A bunny who lays colorful eggs and puts candy in your basket…I mean, really people? REALLY?) Ah well – a long season it is.
So, let’s do a quick recap here – after six games, or one week of this young season, we’ve already encountered worries over quiet bats, worries over horrendous starting pitching, and worries over Cole Hamels’ elbow (which he insists is fine). Continue reading
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They’re from Philly
C’mon, people – have some hometown pride. It’s easy enough for me – I’ve been watching Villanova basketball since I was kid. I’ve always been a Big 5 fan, so even when I chose to attend Temple, I always actively followed the other schools. Two brands of Big Fivers seem to take issue with supporting Villanova – people from outside of the region who came into Philly to go to school, and people who have generational ties to a university. Continue reading
Don’t worry, fans – I’ll throw a whole lot of Villanova vs. Marquette in here as well. Fact is, I just kind of need a break from football rumors, baseball cheaters, etc. And, quite frankly, the Dog Show is pretty entertaining. For one thing, a Chinese Shar-Pei sort of resembles Mike Tyson.
The face of a dog that would eat your children? Look closely...
Plus, the commentary is always ridiculous. For example, last night, one of the dogs was described as “enjoying a good romp – as often as possible.”
Well…that makes two of us then, doesn’t it?
Anyway, I’ll start on the ‘Nova game around 7:30, then segue into the start of the Show around 8. Act like you aren’t hyped. Continue reading