Morning Wood: Performance Issues

Screen Shot 2013-04-02 at 9.55.03 AMWhen Cole Hamels took the mound yesterday sans the mustache that was set to hypothetically tickle the loins of Phillies fans everywhere, you knew it was going to be a rough night– five runs in five innnings for Mr. Colbert, a 7-5 loss for the Phillies.

Let’s fucking panic.

I kid.

Cole will be fine (since 2009, he has an ERA well over 9.00 in his first start of the season), and the offense… well, they didn’t look half bad, and Chase Utley… he has knees.

Let’s Wood!

Utley, dreamboat The ball was certainly carrying in Hotlanta, where the Tomahawk Chop and Chipper Jones are of cultural significance. But still, Utley’s fourth inning blast was the sort of thing that he could not do in 2011 and 2012. That pitch and subsequent swing were the same ones that he performed late in Game 5 against the Cardinals in 2011… the same ones that couldn’t even produce a rendezvous  with the Citizens Bank Park warning track and extra innings for the greatest regular season Phillies team ever.

Last night, they produced jet pack that rode a baseball over the center field wall.

Utley, in a contract year, also had and RBI single and turned an easy double into a The Man triple, nearly hitting for the cycle on the first day of the season. He looks beefier than the last few years, and though he generally loses weight and muscle during the grueling 162-game schedule, it’s nice to see that he still has his pop. And his sexiness.

Man crush on high.

T-Mac yell: Tom hasn’t missed a beat, seamlessly transitioning from heightened yet monotone conversation to [commence T-Mac yell] GOOOONE, A FIRE-BREATHING BALLOON HEAD WITH NO FEEL FOR THE MOMENT SO HE JUST YELLS WHILE A SOLO SHOT CUTS THE BRAVES’ LEAD TO THREE.

Speaking of the goofballs in the booth: Chris Wheeler was especially annoying for this early in the season…

… but Sarge, who was so thrilled to have received a call from Hank Aaron earlier in the day, who got inexplicably mad at T-Mac when T-Mac said he didn’t think Dale Murphy was a Hall of Famer…

Screen Shot 2013-04-02 at 9.44.03 AM…was a bit off his game. When T-Mac explained that teams around Major League Baseball, in both the National and American Leagues, were wearing patches to commemorate Sandy Hook, where horrific shootings killed both teachers and students, that took place in December of 2012, Sarge went to show his to the camera… only to learn that he forgot to put it on:


Nice going.

Gregg Murphy’s notebook: Murph has a thankless job. He has to travel to ballparks around this great expanse and Canada, do sideline-style reporting not from the sideline, and get harassed by opposing fans. And he has to read that ridiculous, sponsored notebook, which could easily be renamed, Things You Read Online 12-24 Hours Ago, Brought to You By Some College.

Miss America: Wheels somehow kept his composure while Miss America – from New York, thanks to T-Mac’s research in The Cloud – was cleaving out of her tight t-shirt, which makes for a great GIF:



Chad Durbin wasn’t so good.

Utley talks about being sexy.

The Pirates played an April Fools joke on A.J. Burnett.

Justin Upton absolutely destroying a baseball.


  1. This new site format blows and has trouble loading…frequently. And really? Chad F’n Durbin? Did anyone else punch themselves in the nuts when they brought that clown back?

    Oh and I’m down to try some ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’ shit with Harry K, just to get Wheels and T-Mac “oooouuutta heeerrreee”. If someone wants to dig him up, I’ll bring the chicken bones, candles and boombox and meet you in an NYC bathroom stall.

  2. Dusty Rhodes Joe Robertson

    April 2, 2013 at 11:17 am

    I was watching raw last night, once I noticed cole didn’t have it

  3. ThePhillyFlash

    April 2, 2013 at 11:34 am

    One game down, 161 to go, though why today is an off day blows my mind.

    • i agree the thephillylash, but MLB does so because they want to maximize coverage of all home openers. so, some teams open up on day #1, some teams open up on day #2, and then everybody plays on day #3. its silly, but its all about TV revenue.

  4. The only performance issues are with this site. Kyle, didn’t you say that this site is supposed to be faster? This thing is a piece of shit. Maybe you overloaded it with ads. Chase makes me wet. He is looking pretty jacked.

  5. Candy from the Oak

    April 2, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Cole and his weather looking wife have to stop adopting black babies and focus on baseball

  6. Kyle Scott

    April 2, 2013 at 11:46 am

    The new server is having trouble with all the views… we’ll get it fixed.

  7. Dusty Rhodes Joe Robertson

    April 2, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Wrestling please

  8. Yup, its gotta be all the views. I’m sure that’s what’s causing all the probelms. The lines and lines of people just waiting to get onto the site. Yup, that’s it. It’s April 2nd, give up on this April Fools joke already.

  9. Dusty Rhodes Joe Robertson

    April 2, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    The undertaker looked ready for wrestlemania last night

  10. Chuck Bednarik's Right Pinkie

    April 2, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    I love how nerds bitch about the site yet continue to visit it 10 times a day. Get laid once and awhile and you’ll find life much more enjoyable.

  11. Brian "Mad Dawg" Welch

    April 2, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    @Chuck with the unfunny/unoriginal and too long name, don’t you dare talk to my friends that way. I’ll kick your ass. I am the baddest mother fucker in the Northeast. You name a time and a place and I’ll be there.

  12. Chuck Bednarik's Right Pinky

    April 2, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Easy there Francis

  13. Dusty Rhodes Joe Robertson

    April 2, 2013 at 1:33 pm


  14. Chuck is Virgil

  15. Captain Obvious

    April 2, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Wow! This new site is lighting fast! (Said no one ever)

  16. I posted this comment yesterday…..fix the site

  17. Kyle's IT Guy

    April 2, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Same shitty hipster blog with a new slower look! Good call, get a job.

  18. productive day for this blog. smh

  19. Big Tom's Crank

    April 2, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Phillies suck, Eagles swallow, and Flyers can eat a dick. Fuck you Philadelphia!

  20. Big Tom's Crank

    April 2, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I pounded Kyle’s mothers snatch box without regard until her clit fell off.

  21. A Day in the Life of a Blogger

    April 2, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Kyle’s IT Guy (Who Probably Went to Nova): Hey Kyle, would would you say if I told you that we could give your site a facelift but it would slow the site down to near dial-up speeds? But wait, that’s not all, you could also pay more money to the hosting company. What do you say buddy ol pal?

    Kyle: Hmmmmm is this a trick question? Tell me this, can I fit more ads on the new and improved site?

    Kyle’s IT Guy (Who Probably Went to Nova): You bet your ass you can. Now just sign here and I will proceed to ruin your site and carreer.

    Kyle: Hey IT Guy (Who Probably Went to Nova), do you think that Ryan Lochte is cute?

    Kyle’s IT Guy (Who Probably Went to Nova): No, what are you some kind of homo?

    Kyle: I was just kidding. Go Nova!

  22. I miss Marky

  23. Where are the new posts?

  24. Deleting more comments today Kyle? SO IRREVERENT

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