Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Opening Day: Phillies start the season with a...thud.

Ahh yes spring is here and that means baseball season is upon us. Nothing like going down to Citizens Bank Park for some beers, BBQ from Bull's, and ball girls, oh yea and to watch the Phils.
There is nothing like Dollar Dog Days, peanuts, Chickie's Crab Fries or grabbing a cheesesteak from Tony Luke's. Our perhaps your one of the alcoholics who just likes to buy a ticket to the game only to spend the whole game at McFadden's getting shit faced. Hey I'm not judging, I've done it. There are many ways to spend a day at the CBP, and today it all begins. As far as the Phillies, they started this season off on the wrong foot to say the least. Starting off the game, Pop Pop Manuel pulled the ol' switch-a-roo by putting Utley in to bat clean up and Howard to bat third...interesting. To boot he said he likes it, and he plans to keep it that way. To start the game, the Phils did not look sharp at all. Jroll is a cool muthafuc..shut yo mouth fool. But he started the game with two of the worst at bats ever, bottom line. First day jitters or not they were terrible. The first at bat he had to actually move his feet in to swing at a pitch that would have easily hit him in the shin. Pretty much the same thing in the second at bat. He might as well move to Utah or some shit and get a job chopping wood if he's going to be swinging like that all season. He did redeem himself with a double, and a nice home run. All in all it was a good day for Jroll. Brett Myers had a solid outing. He did get rocked in the 8th, but what the hell was he doing in the game in the 8th anyway. Oh yea we have no bullpen, forgot about that. See Ryan Madson. He had a good thing going till he had to face Renteria. He was up on him too with the count at 0-2. But he just laid a fastball right over the plate and Renteria just pounded it. It sucks too cause the crowd was rockin' there. At that point it was game over if he had struck him out. But thats the Phils luck. Yea we still have the whole season but its always good to win on opening day. I also saw The Natural himself Roy Hobbs make an appearance. He grounded out on his first pitch and wasn't seen after that. I think that about covers it. Great game, very entertaining to watch until the 10th inning when I was ready to throw my glass of Cherry Coke through my TV when Renteria hit his second HR. No I do not get paid for product endorsement....or do I? A little side note, Pat Gillick was in the booth talking with Chris Wheeler, and said that with Freddy Garcia out, Zack Segovia would start on Sunday vs. the Marlins.

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