Remember the cartoon voiced by the likes of Howie Mandel and Christine Ebersole? It featured a precious little boy in a Generic family who had constant daydreams? And it’s coming back says Howie himself!
Yes, you got the all important ‘win’ last night, but you have just sucked all season long. You blew your third save, your ERA escalated to 5.40 and you’re letting on 2 baserunners an inning. It’s time to jump ship with this oldhead and give the tight innings to someone more capable…such as Myers. If the Phils are going to keep on with this farce of Myers in the pen, at least put him to use in the tightest spots.
After the 11-4 massacre of the Houston Astros last night, the Phillies pulled to within 5 games of the NL East leading NY Mets. The Phils now sport a record of 7-11, decidedly better than the 4-11 only 3 days ago. Jimmy Rollins led the team off with a first inning home run, and finished the day going 4-5 and a double short of hitting the cycle. Pat Burrell also went 3-4 before being unceremoniously pulled in the 7th inning for the hard-hitting Michael Bourn. Even Rod Barajas got a hit, raising his mighty batting average to .182. Go Rod!
So the Phillies now stand in much better shape than they were a week ago. They’re on a streak, their bullpen has pitched alright the past couple days, and outside of Adam Eaton their starters have thrown up some amazing performances. Their offense exploded last night for 20 hits.
Oh, and the Phils left 10 men on base, as opposed to the Astros 6. Men being left on base isn’t a bad thing. What it means is that the team is giving itself more chances than their opposition to score. And that’s never a bad thing.
So now the Phillies face the floundering Washington Nationals, who were the only team that made me feel alright a week ago. If the Phillies were playing as bad as they possibly could, they still had the same record as the Nationals at their best. The Nationals SHOULD be an easy 2 wins, if not 3. With the way this team is starting to play, it would be a great way to pick up some wins and some ground in the NL East. It’s up to old man Moyer to start us off against a fairly unknown entity in Jason Bergmann. Let’s get to it.
As stated previously, Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez is making AL pitching his bitch. He’s now officially hitting .400 witha .453 OBP after 75 at bats, and is slugging a ridiculous 1.053. That means his OPS is 1.507!, to go along with the 14 homers he’s already hit in April(now tied with Albert Pujols for the all-time record for the month). Sick, sick numbers, and he’s impressing everyone, even those who believe that the only numbers that matters are those acrued in the 9th inning(3 game winners already).
But only one stolen base Alex? Surely you can make yourself MORE valuable buddy!
I’m going to straight copy and paste from this SI update on their situation and tell me that you don’t just feel sorry for down on her luck Jean Strahan:
MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) — New York Giant defensive end Michael Strahan’s ex-wife held a posh garage sale Saturday at her Montclair mansion, allowing bargain hunters to sift through and cart away the defunct millionaire couple’s cast-offs.
Items on sale outside of the $3.6 million home included cocktail dresses, a bronze football statue, handmade rugs, antiques and a set of cassette tapes on how to make relationships survive.
Diehard Giants fan and Montclair resident Jamal Callaway walked away from the sale with two televisions, with 32- and 20-inch screens, for only $100.
“I get to cheer for Mike on his TV,” Callaway told The Star-Ledger of Newark.
When asked if the televisions were flat screens, he replied: “She’s not that mad at him.”
Jean Strahan is fighting to get the $6.5 million she says her ex-husband still owes her following their 2005 divorce, a legal proceeding that became notorious for its mudslinging.
In court papers filed last month, she claimed that she can’t afford to keep the 30-room mansion, which has an eight-car garage and clear views of the New York skyline.
In January, a judge awarded her $15.3 million and set child support at $18,000 a month. Michael Strahan has paid more than half of the money but is arguing that the remaining $6.5 million is too much.
Let’s keep another divorcee off the streets and help her hang onto that 30 room starter house with an 8 car garage. She may have to downgrade to a 15 room place if she didn’t get that remaining 3.2 million.
A tear shed for you Jean.
Now you know why Mike Strahan is not-so-slowly going crazy.
edit: And as I go through some blogs, I noticed that With Leather called her a Colossal Bitch.