As usual, some new additions to the blogroll and links page: Phillyville, Zach Braff, Showbiz Show. And some changing links to Dan Shanoff.com and Dyanmo26(formerly There It Is).
Now, the Phillies roundup: Peter Baker at The Good Phight wants someone to kill him if Brett Myers becomes the closer. I will volunteer to help you out sir…Balls, Sticks & Stuff is loving him the spring training competition between Karim Garcia, Greg Dobbs, and Chris Coste for the 25th roster spot. Because it’s not like we have any previous stats to go on as to how these guys hit major league pitching. Especially not as recent as 2006…Jason Weitzel of Beerleaguer is a bit more optimistic about Brett Myers as a closer for the future, should guys like Hamels, Happ, Carrasco all pan out…Mike Radano reports that Ryan Howard was signed to a 1 year, 900 K deal, the highest given to a player with his amount of MLB service…Phuture Phillies loves to draft and follow…and Phillies Flow wonders who the DH will be this season. I’d say Jayson Werth.
My alma mater, Saint Joseph’s University, has decided to ‘adopt’ the Boston College Eagles football team as their team to root for. This embarassment is highlighted with the usual Philadelphia Will Do snark.
MLB Trade Rumors discusses Alex Rodriguez and the Chicago Cubs. Because it’s like the perfect fit, isn’t it?
Apparently Brian Urlacher is handsy with bouncing balls. Deadspin
The Willie Green World Tour is getting the green light now that Rodney Carney is out with an injured shoulder, and Jon Burkett from Passion & Pride is feeling his usual optimistic self about it. I love the guy’s posts, but The World Tour just sucks. But it may be a blessing in disguise, because TWGWT putting up 20 buckets a game ensures the Sixers still have a shot at the 2nd pick in the NBA draft. Go Willie go!
Jerry Crasnick at ESPN writes that Eric Gagne is poised for a comeback. So say Gagne and the Texas Rangers.
And Enrico from the 700 Level spreads the love to the Big 5 with this video.
And now, the Philadelphia news: Philly Skyline breaks the news on the South Street bridge, and oh it is so good. At least for us skyscraper/city loving nerds. Camden is in a big spiraling freefall, with their budget frozen and costs going up. Too bad Camden, we don’t care about you. T Money, or Milton Street to the people who don’t know and love him, was about 4,800 people short of Thursday’s Milton Man March goal of 5,000 people. But he’s running for mayor of Philadelphia anyway! He has Angelo Cataldi’s vote, and all the other South Jersey residents who can’t actually vote. Kinda like Milton, who won’t be voting for anyone. Phawker doesn’t like Rick Santorum, and doesn’t like that we will all be seeing more of him. But only if you watch FOX News. And Philebrity doesn’t like cops shooting at the wrong people. Tough stance to take, but I’ll give them credit for taking a stand dammit!