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Thursday Thoughts

In typical fashion, after scoring big in Tuesday’s victory over the Brewers, the Phillies have now dropped the next two games, by scores of 3-1 and 6-1. Alright, this doesn’t happen every time the Phillies have a big game, it only seems that way.

Anyway, I don’t have much to say other than, we lost.

And since it’s been a long day, and I’m not feeling very imaginative, this will be one of my shorter entries.

On the lighter side, for the second day in a row I was greeted in my morning paper by a photo that shows what a tough week it’s been to be a ballplayer’s crotch.

Yesterday it was this little gem:


“Nope, my cup is bigger than yours”

Some of you were feeling creative, and left some caption ideas in the comments. After polling a random group of one (me), the favorite entry came from Julia of Julia’s Rants. Her caption appears above.

Today’s sports section had this image of Chase Utley tagging Ryan Braun in a delicate spot:


“Hey Ryan, that’s a crappy arabesque – get that leg higher!”

Again, let your imagination run wild, and leave your best creations in a comment. Make me laugh over my coffee tomorrow morning!

(Murphy/Molina photo: Bill Boyce/AP; Utley/Braun photo: Steven M. Falk/Philadelphia Inquirer


Mid-Week Musings

After Monday’s rainout, the Phillies returned to action last night against the Brewers. Thank goodness I was watching from the comfort of my home, as rain once again entered the picture, causing a 78-minute delay in the seventh inning. I guess Mother Nature just wanted a really long seventh inning stretch!

Anyway, I’m not going to recap the whole game. There are enough other places to go read that.

Suffice it to say that the Phillies bats were swinging last night, to the tune of an 11-4 victory. Yay! Jamie Moyer got the win, and Pedro Feliz hit his first homer of the season.

The Brewers lost despite the best efforts of Ryan Braun, who drove in all four Brewer runs, going 5 for 5 with two home runs. Since the Phils won, I will say “good job, Ryan” but please don’t do it again, unless it’s against the Mets :-).

While watching the game, I couldn’t help but notice Prince Fielder and his baggy pants. I am not a fan of the “pajama look” when it comes to baseball players.


I couldn’t find a photo that showed the true bagginess of his pants, but this one comes pretty close. There’s no disputing the fact that Prince is a big boy; does he think the loose pants disguise that? I’ll bet I could fit three of me in those pants! (after he gets out, of course)

Funny non-Phillies photo that was in this morning’s paper, of Daniel Murphy being tagged out by Yadier Molina:


This one just screams out for a funny caption. Hmm, let’s think a moment…

How about, “Hey, Murph, your fly’s open, let me help you!”

Or, “Let me adjust your cup, it got a little cockeyed while you were running the bases.”

Leave your funny caption as a comment, and I’ll mention some of the best in my next post. Have fun!

(Fielder photo: Icon SMI; Murphy/Molina photo: Bill Boyce/AP)