Posts Tagged ‘Philadelphia Phillies’

BIGGEST BASEBALL TRADE RUMOR SINCE JOE DIMAGGIO FOR TED WILLIAMS

March 15, 2010

RYAN HOWARD FOR ALBERT PUJOLS?

ESPN writer Buster Olney shocked the baseball world yesterday when he wrote a column suggesting that the Philadelphia Phillies had been having “internal discussions” about acquiring three-time MVP Albert Pujols from the St. Louis Cardinals. In exchange, according to Olney, the Phillies would ship their 50-homer first baseman,Ryan Howard, to the Cardinals.

Talk of the proposed swap has blown up on the Internet. However, not everyone is happy with the proposed trade. Cardinals fans are so irate that they have ridiculed the website “MLB Trade Rumors” simply for mentioning the idea and linking to the Olney article.

A Pujols/Howard trade would be one of the biggest in baseball history, Baseball legend has it that Boston Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey once agreed to a Joe DiMaggio for Ted Williams swap but called it off the next day after sleeping on it.

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DRUNKEN, RACIST RED SOX OWNER TOM YAWKEY ONCE AGREED TO TRADE TED WILLIAMS FOR JOE DIMAGGIO BUT SOBERED UP AND CALLED OFF THE TRADE

COLE HAMELS BLASTED AS A HOMOPHOBE FOR “CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2″ PERFORMANCE

January 8, 2010

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Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels is being derided as a “homophobe” for a secret acronym he placed in a taped video game message.

In October, Hamels taped the apparently hilarious faux PSA for an organization called “Fight Against Grenade Spam” shown below. It decries the use of random grenades in the video game “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.” The video received rave reviews and high ratings on YouTube.

Unfortunately, somebody on the Internet finally figured out that the letters in Hamel’s fake organization stood for “F*A*G*S.” The online video has been pulled by the video game’s manufacturer.

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PHILLIES PITCHERS HAMELS, MYERS SCRAP

November 3, 2009

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BRETT MYERS AND COLE HAMELS

Apparently, Brett Myers doesn’t fight only women.

According to a story by Yahoo! Sports, Myers and fellow Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels had a locker room altercation following Game Five of the World Series. Myers was walking by Hamels as he was dressing. He asked Hamels, “What are you doing here? I thought you quit.”

Hamels had to be restrained from going after Myers by several teammates. Myers was led out of the Phillies locker by a team official.

The scuffle ruined the good mood in the Phillies clubhouse and came fresh off an 8-6  victory over the New York Yankees to force a World Series Game Six. Myers’ comments were in reference to an interview Hamels gave recently. Hamels said he “couldn’t wait” for this season to end. Hamels, a postseason star on the Phillies World Championship team last year, suffered through a mediocre 2009 regular season. He also has a 7.58 ERA in this year’s postseason.

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel was mystified by the altercation, saying it “surprised” him. Hamels said repeatedly in the same interview that he wanted to pitch Game Seven if the World Series goes that far.

COLUMNIST DAVID WELLS: “CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE? MY BUTT!”

November 1, 2009

NOTED JOURNALIST DAVID WELLS

The New York Post ran a guest column by former Major League Baseball pitcher David Wells on Friday. It was hilariously entitled, “City of Brotherly love? My Butt!”

As much as nobody actually wants to ponder the thought of Wells’ huge butt, he does take the city of Philadelphia to task, saying it is full of “angry people” and should really be called The City of “Brotherly Hate.”

Wells also tells the story of what Philly fans shouted at him during a recent TBS telecast. The taunts directed at Wells included:

“You fat piece of s****!”

“Tell (Cal) Ripken he’s gay!”

“Ernie Johnson sucks!”

On a side note, former Cubs first baseman Mark Grace helped fill time during the rain delay of the World Series Game Three coverage on Fox by telling the story of how a Philly fan once threw a crutch at him while he was on the field.

ACT LIKE YOU’VE BEEN THERE: MORE FROM THOSE WACKY PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES FANS

October 24, 2009

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MITCH WILLIAMS DELIVERS THE QUOTE OF THE YEAR

October 16, 2009

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MLB Network announcer Mitch Williams was on fire with the one liners Thursday night. During the station’s post game coverage of Game One of the NLCS between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies, Williams managed to get off the line of his career. Commenting on the once-again erratic pitching of Philadelphia closer Brad Lidge, Williams observed,

 

 

“Now I know why those fans in Philly hated me.”

 

 

Williams comments are incredibly self deprecating. Not to mention hilarious. Williams was the original “Wild Thing.” As a closer, he was wild but effective. Williams is best known for blowing the 1993 World Series for the Phillies. He gave up the walk-off homer to Joe Carter of the Toronto Blue Jays in Game Six. It is the only walk-off World Series-losing homer ever allowed by a relief pitcher in baseball history.

Afterwards, despite piling up 43 saves in 1993, Williams was literally run out of Philadelphia. He never threw another pitch for the Phillies. That one pitch to Carter ruined his career. Not to mention Philadelphia fans HATED him and probably would have killed him had he returned.

Williams entered the 1993 postseason as a 28-year-old former All-Star who had just set the Phillies all-time saves record. He left it as one of the biggest goats in Philadelphia sports history. He literally never recovered from “The Pitch.”

Williams bounced to three teams in the next three years. His ERAs in those seasons were 7.65, 6.75, and 10.80. He was out of baseball by the age of 32.

In recent years, the outspoken Williams has enjoyed a career rebirth as a radio and tv announcer, first locally in Philadelphia, and now nationally with MLB Network.

CUTE KID THROWS BALL BACK AT PHILLIES GAME

September 17, 2009

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WIFE-BEATING PHILLIES RELIEVER NOW SAYS HE “TRIPPED”

August 16, 2009

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MR. AND MRS. BRETT MYERS AT A COURT APPEARANCE IN 2006

Now, Brett Myers says he “tripped.” Previously, the Philadelphia Phillies pitcher had told the club he had injured his eye while playing catch with his 4-year-old. Either way, the Philadelphia media doesn’t appear to be buying it. Particularly, with Myers’ history of domestic violence and abuse.

Myers was scheduled to pitch in a minor league game in Florida Saturday night. He was on an injury rehabilitation assignment from the Phillies while recovering from hip surgery. The club says Myers woke up Saturday with his eye “swollen like a balloon.”

The story of how Myers injured his eye has changed over the last 24 hours. Unprompted, Kim Myers, the pitcher’s wife, said,

 

“No, I did not hit him with a frying pan.”

 

Too bad. In 2006, Myers repeatedly struck his wife in the face with a closed fist in front of dozens of horrified onlookers in Boston. The incident happened outside of Fenway Park following a Red Sox/Phillies game and prompted multiple 911 calls. Apparently, the Myers family has a long history of “tripping.” Mrs. Myers eventually dropped all the domestic abuse charges against her husband.

In the current incident, Myers originally told the Phillies that he hurt his eye while playing catch with his 4-year-old son. Apparently, not wanting to be known as the type of guy who beats women AND would throw his own 4-year-old under the bus, Myers called the club back and changed his story.

In the current version of how he injured his eye, Myers says he had “two beers” while out to dinner with his family. Myers says the babysitter drove them home and he hit his face on the side of his Escalade after tripping from becoming entangled in toys while getting out of the back seat.

Geeze, that seems plausible. The club certainly seems to be buying it.

CUBS FANS DUMP BEER ON OUTFIELDER’S HEAD

August 13, 2009

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Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino and the Chicago Cubs have filed a formal police complaint against rowdy fans who dumped a beer on the outfielder’s head yesterday. That could result in criminal charges against the fan or fans who doused Victorino with beer.

Worse, the Cubs are reportedly considering a temporary ban on selling beer at Wrigley Field.

 

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PEDRO MARTINEZ WINS FIRST START WITH PHILLIES

August 13, 2009

PEDRO MARTINEZ

Future Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez won his first start with the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday. Martinez went five innings for the victory. The Phillies spotted him to a 12-1 lead.

Martinez ended up giving up three runs and striking out five. Importantly, Martinez reportedly hit 90 mph on the radar gun some 20 times against the Cubs. He reached as high as 92.


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