This just came over ‘the wire’ about Terrell Owens reportedly trying to commit suicide:
A Dallas police report released Wednesday morning said Owens told rescue workers “that he was depressed.” The report was first released by WFAA-TV.
The rescue worker “noticed that (his) prescription pain medication was empty and observed (Owens) putting two pills in his mouth,” the police report said.
The worker attempted to pry them out with her fingers, then was told by Owens that before this incident he’d taken only five of the 40 pain pills in the bottle he’d emptied. The worker then asked Owens “if he was attempting to harm himself, at which time (he) stated, `Yes.'”
No attempts at jokes here…let’s hope the guy’s OK. We don’t know the details, but we have to hope the guy isn’t on edge that much. If he is, get him some help. Seriously. Whether he hurt hte Eagles last year or not (which he did), he’s still a human being with all the frailties and problems that come with being human. Gotta wish he gets better.
Los Angeles 83-74 —
PHILLIES 82-75 1.0
The Phillies had a coulda, shoulda, woulda loss last night to the Washington Nationals. They lost 4-3 and saw a probable 3 run Chase Utley line-drive homer called foul(it bounced off the foul pole), saw Tom Gordon ride the pine AGAIN in a key game, and saw Fabio Castro go his twentieth day without seeing the mound. But why would you want a reliever who’s only given up two runs for you to actually pitch? And why would you want your all-star reliever out there at any point in the game?
So the Phillies are now down 1 game to the surging Dodgers. King Cole Hamels goes to the mound tonight and has a decided edge against a horrendous Pedro Astacio (5-5 6.12 ERA 1.59 WHIP). There’s almost no way the Phillies should lose this game. Hamels has won his past two starts and hit double digits in strikeouts both times. It’s really quite amazing to hear no talk at all about Hamels in the national media. He’s been just as good as Brett Myers and has had a 3.33 ERA and 1.09 WHIP since the all-star break. 94 Ks and only 23 walks in 81.2 innings shows that the guy is already our best pitcher. Phillies win 7-2.
As for the Dodgers, they visit Colorado at 8:35pm and send Derek Lowe to the mound to face Aaron Cook. That’s an edge to the Dodgers, but hopefully the bad Lowe will show up tonight. Lowe has either been amazing or horrible this year, giving up 5 or more runs 6 times this year, but also giving up no runs 6 times this year.
It’s looking grim for the Phils, but hopefully something can bounce their way tonight to tie it back up.
By the way…why is it called the foul pole when it counts as fair? Maybe the ump just got confused.