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Good morning. In the absence of any local sports last night (the Union lost to the Portland Timbers, 3-1), here are a few bits of tid concerning things that either aren’t present or can’t be seen.

– David Hale’s morning Phillies jammy jam over at the Wilmington News Journal’s website always makes for an entertaining read. Today we learned, among other things, that Hunter Pence will not be eating at Wawa any time soon: 

Hunter Pence makes his triumphant spring return to Kissimmee. I’m sure he’s had this date circled on his calendar.

Apparently they’re building a Wawa in Kissimmee near the Astros ballpark. This is very exciting news. I mentioned it to Pence yesterday, and he didn’t know what Wawa was. A small part of me died.


Shame. He seemed like the perfect candidate to be hanging out of Hoagieman’s blimp while chomping on a foot-long wrapped in Liscio’s bread (that’s synergy right there– this is why the pay me the big bucks). 

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Pic via Mike Richards on WhoSay

– Meanwhile, in the City of Angels and former Flyers, Mike Richards and Jeff Carter sat courtside at the Clippers-Celtics game last night. Unfortunately, nobody recognized them: 

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How is brotastic duo to get laid if they are unrecognizable?!? So much for LA being a hockey town.

– Finally, #ischaseutleyinthelineuptoday? NO

I remember back in 2010 when Mike Missanelli said it might be a good idea to trade Utley, since he was beginning to wear down. Most Phillies fans, myself included, scoffed at the notion… but maybe Mikey Miss was on to something.