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Remembering Jeff Lamana

4 Apr

Jeff, co-creator of Philaphans.com, died this past Saturday of cancer, and there was a good writeup by Mark Kram in the Philadelphia Daily News. Rather than attemp to write about a man I didn't know too much about beyond checking out his message board once in a while, I will simply give you a synopsis from the article and a link to further information about the man. Rest in peace.

The 6-7, 350-pound Lamana was diagnosed with Stage 4 lymphona in May 2004, which led to an outpouring of financial help as word of his illness spread among the users of his sites.

The Phillies honored Lamana during a stopover in January in Lancaster, where Lamana had been hospitalized for treatment. While the club presented him with some souvenirs – including an autographed bat from his favorite former player, John Kruk – Lamana was especially touched by the fact that general manager Pat Gillick and other front-office personnel sat down to chat with him. He called it an "uplifting experience" and added, "It really cheered me up."

To discuss Jeff

Shining

4 Apr

This will always be the best alternate trailer to a movie:

Chase Utley’s Opening Day

4 Apr

3 years ago, a second baseman named Chase Utley made his debut. He struggled through that first year, being sent down to AAA after spending most of April in Philly, then was brought back up again in August. It took another year for this stupid franchise to guarantee him 155 games a year, but now that he has that, the man has become the best offensive 2B in the league. Good going Chase.

Barry Bonds was told by a fan to get his blood checked. The fan even offered him a syringe, free of charge.

Charlie Manuel has hinted at a platoon at 3B of Abraham Nunez and David Bell. Usually a platoon requires at least one good player, but Charlie likes going against the mainstream.

Chris Webber is going to end up playing more games this year than any other season of his career!!!! Too bad he's also shooting the 2nd lowest percentage of his career!

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