Morning Wood: Flaccidity

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I'm going to put about as much effort into this post as the Phillies put into yesterday's game, the early favorite for our Boner of the Week award.

The Phillies lost, a lot to a little. Jim Salisbury reaffirmed his position as the worldwide leader in ledes that talk about a player sitting at his locker: [CSNPhilly.com]

Ryan Howard sat in a chair in the clubhouse and stared blankly into his locker for several minutes after Saturday’s 11-2 loss to the New York Mets. He barely moved except to fold his hands in front of his face. Clearly disappointed, he kept staring a hole through the back of his locker before rising to take a shower and wash off the residue of a difficult day at work.

You don’t think these guys care when they play a terrible ball game?

You didn’t see Howard after this one.

 

I had no problem with Cole Hamels voicing his displeasure with Ryan Howard and Chase Utley for their botched play in the first inning. This is usually the type of stuff he takes heat for, but you can't fault a guy for a primal reaction like that. He let it go pretty quickly.

Digging through the pop-up ads on Philly.com reveals the Phillies' trade deadline targets and details from last night's Reading Phillies game, where Shane Victorino and Brad Lidge made rehab appearances.

Ricky Bottalico continues to spit truth, reacting to Danys Baez' implosion. That firmly cements this game's place midway between an Angry Bottalico and a Private Lap Dance.

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Never change, Ricky Bo.

Delco Times has a solid recap with videos of both Hamels and Howard after the game.

David Hale has all of your injury updates.

The fine folks over at Team to Beat put together Cliff Lee's stats with and without beard. Put it this way: Baby Face Lee is better, sadly.

8 Comments

  1. Hahaha love the fact that Bottalico will speak the truth, unlike most of the commentators out there.

  2. Hamels gets a pass from me on that one.
    Yeah, kind of unfortunate, but it was the Mets and it was Cole Hamels and he probably saw which way the wind was blowing early.

  3. I like the beard vs. no beard thing, like that even needed a look. Correlation without causation, much? :P
    Hamels… I don’t even know. That was a sad one to watch, really. I feel like he got mighty shook up after the dropped ball, but that doesn’t excuse his whole outing. Then again, the pen did enough to kill any hope for a comeback.

  4. Thank god I went out Saturday night, rather than watch that game. From the sounds of things, it seems like I might’ve wound up with a broken TV.

  5. When you have a bad history with a team, that’s gotta put you on edge to begin with. I definitely give him a pass for being pissed. All we need to do is win series, and once again, mission accomplished.

  6. And pants! Here’s our man (yes, we can say that now because we actually have a goalie) Bryz coaching kids at his goalie camp in Mother Russia. Got to love the Bryz reppin’ the Flyers.

  7. Digging through the pop-up ads on Philly.com reveals the Phillies’ trade deadline targets and details from last night’s Reading Phillies game, where Shane Victorino and Brad Lidge made rehab appearances.

  8. As always, don’t forget to shop for great t-shirts from our friends at Philly Phaithful. Their overlord, Dan, is the guy who brought you such great hockey analysis. So, um, support the guy.

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