They let the wrong man go. Chris Wheeler, 37-year veteran of the Philadelphia Phillies broadcasts, took a step back from the mic and ‘stepped down’ today. Gary ‘Sarge’ Matthews also was given the unceremonious boot. ‘Tis a sad day for unintentional comedy fans. At first, this blog hated Chris Wheeler. We marveled at his oft repeated phrasesand wondered how bad Sarge would be. But, time came and went, the Phillies won the World Series, and our cold, black hearts melted a little for ol’ Chris. He danced for joy. He loved him some Phillies. He was a fan that got lucky enough to get paid to broadcast for his favorite team. He’ll never be mistaken for a great broadcaster, and will eventually be forgotten by most of the fan base, but he was a great fan. He had fun out there. And there isn’t much more this blog can ask for someone.
And fuck you Tom McCarthy.
I bow to your greatness, sir.
Eagles did the deed, now it’s your turn Phils. Do it for Ben Franklin. CC ain’t got nothin’ on you.
We gonna lose? I don’t think so. Don’t get your hopes up, Yankees fans. Cole is on the prowl for some strikeouts.
Pedro Martinez. New Yankee Stadium. Let history repeat. I trust in him, do you?
Get to AJ Burnett early and make him throw pitches. This game is the Phillies’ to lose. The Phillies already have the Yankees reeling. They’re throwing everything they can at the Phils.
Here’s Cliff Lee, currently brushing his shoulder off. Guess dude’s just in an Empire state of mind (courtesy dhm):
Chan Ho will be there. 7:57 Illadelph, come alive!
Game Three needs some real good shit to pop it off. Click here to get it started.
From the irreplaceable Woody on backshegoes.com:
Almost too cool for words.
Congrats go out to every member of that team. Special thanks to Ryan Howard, Cliff Lee, Jayson Werth, Jimmy Rollins, Pedro Martinez, and Carlos Ruiz for their tremendous Championship Series contributions. Let’s celebrate tonight and get back at tomorrow! Back-to-back NL champs for the first time since the 1995-1996 Braves, let’s go for back-to-back World Series champs.
And his kingdom is Philadelphia. Defend your throne, sir.
Two run bombs are his specialty
Ah yeah girl, I wanna take you in a spaceship…