Tagged: Neftali Feliz

Only 26 Days!!

….until school starts, that is. Yep, the countdown has begun in our house. I’m pretty sure the kids are not looking forward to it nearly as much as I am. I mean, geez, a whole week has passed again since my last post! Too much peace-keeping and too little blogging will never get me onto that Latest Leaders List again.

Strange Photo of The Week

dora backpack.jpgAt first glance, this seemed to be a rather mundane shot of Rangers pitcher Neftali Feliz, accompanied by a paragraph or two detailing his big-league debut. Feliz was pretty impressive, pitching two innings in relief, striking out four and hitting 101 mph on the radar gun.

So what’s up, then, with the Dora the Explorer backpack? I always assumed teams provided equipment bags for their players. Some kind of rookie hazing? Who knows? I guess if you can throw a baseball over 100 mph you can carry any kind of bag you want.

Strange Advertisement of the Week

Several days this week, the front of the Inquirer’s sports section featured this ad across the bottom of the page:

Since I scanned it in from my paper, this image is a lot smaller than the original. Let’s focus on the on-deck circle pictured to the left:

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Maybe it’s just me, but why does it look like something really bad happened here? I’m assuming all those smudges are supposed to be dirt, but it brings to mind some sort of sports/horror/slasher movie. Maybe about a fan who got tired of batters striking out with the bases loaded to end the inning? (not going to name names, but I almost gave a Big Wienie award to a certain slugger who did just that the other night) And no, I don’t know enough about Photoshop to be able to change the colors in the image.

Caption Contest Winners

Thanks all for some great captions for the two photos in my last post! I really got a kick out of all of them, but here are my two favorites:

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(Sung to the Hokey Pokey) You put your left bat in, you put your left bat out……
(Russell to Varsho) – Come on, you’ve got to swing your hips more.

Thanks to Julia of Julia’s Rants for this one!

As I expected, this next photo generated some rather interesting suggestions. The winner chose the subtle route:

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“Wishing can make it so”

Thanks to Jenn at Phillies Phollowers for the cleanest suggestive entry!

Rays Renegade and devilabrit also submitted some great captions – thanks to you both as well! I’ll try to dig up some more amusing photos for next time.



Dang! I just checked the score again, and the Phils are down 3-0 against the Marlins. The Phillies’ offense is managing to make Ricky Nolasco (who sports a 4.83 ERA) look like a Cy Young candidate. Only two hits through the first four innings! Come on guys, you can do better than that! Remember, the Big Wienie Award is waiting!

(Neftali Feliz photo by Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press)