Thank goodness interleague play is over, as the Phillies were a rather disapointing 6-12 against AL East opponents. Did I say “disappointing”? I think “dreadful” might be a better word.
Anyway, today is an off day, and tomorrow they return to action against their familiar NL East foe, Atlanta.
In the meantime, here are a few stray thoughts that struck me over the past week or so.
While paging through the 2009 Phillies Yearbook (one of the goodies that we picked up at last week’s Phestival), I noticed that some of the player profiles included an entry for “Last book you read”. As quite a few of the profiles did not even include this particular item, I can only assume that they haven’t actually read a book in recent memory. I did note that both Scott Eyre and Cole Hamels had the same answer to this one: Twilight by Stephanie Meyer.
Last time I checked, this book (and its sequels) had a target audience of teenage girls. It is a vampire love story, after all. As they used to say on Laugh-In, “Verrry interesting.”
Speaking of Cole Hamels, a column in the Inquirer last week noted that he and his wife Heidi are expecting their first child, and that it will be a boy. The couple still plans on adopting a child from Africa, with Hamels quoted as follows:
“We’re going to adopt a girl, and it will be great for her to grow up with a brother. They’ll be like twins.”
Cole is apparently using a different definition of the word “twins” than I am familiar with. Nonetheless, best wishes go out to the expectant parents.
Finally, this shout-out goes to Julia at Julia’s Rants, who correctly identified 5 of the 6 lyrical snippets used in my last entry. For the record, the answers are:
“Bakin’ potatoes, bakin’ in the sun…” – Rock Lobster, The B-52’s
“The way the beach is kissed by the sea…” – Love, Reign O’er Me – though I was thinking of the classic version by The Who, this song was also covered by Pearl Jam
“Don’t know much about history…” – Wonderful World, Sam Cooke
“Here comes the rain, here she comes again…” – Rain, The Cult
“You make me laugh, give me your autograph…” – Supersonic, Oasis
“School’s out for the summer…” – School’s Out, Alice Cooper