Morning Wood: A Wet Worley

A classic Wet Worley game if there ever was one:

Beyond the obvious, this shall be any game in which The Vanimal – yet again – inexplicably takes control early while the offense methodically tacks on runs. It doesn’t really matter if it’s raining- Vance will sweat enough for all of us.

Vintage. The Phillies have won Worley's last 14 (!!!) starts.

The Phillies beat the Braves, 6-3. It’s September 7th, the team has 90 wins and their platoon outfielder is soliciting mermaids. Life is good.

The Vanimal talked about his strong outing:

The Phillies did a very smart thing by offering fans holding a ticket to last night’s game (whether they used it or not) a free ticket to a select 2012 game- either one of the two ridiculous on-deck series games or one of the four Monday night contests. 

Myself and Ms. CB slogged our way through the rain, getting drenched in the process, to a plush luxury suite behind home. Judging by the view from the ivory tower (- ducks -), it looked rather miserable down below. Good move by the Phillies. The Yankees are doing the same thing.

Assistant GM Chuck LaMar randomly resigned on Tuesday afternoon. The announcement came during the game: [Morning Call]

“I guess the feeling was that this gave him an opportunity to have other pursuits, either in the game or outside the game,” Amaro said. “After the discussion, there was disappointment.”


Presumably, the announcement would have come after the game, but, assuming the Phillies PR folks wanted it in the papers, they issued a press release around 10 PM. Just early enough for it to make the papers. Just late enough to stop reporters from guessing what the hell happened. Well, except Bob Brookover. Fishy.

Some links:

A hundred years ago today, a rookie Phillies pitcher beat Cy Young, 1-0.

John Finger on Howard’s strong finish.

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10 Responses

  1. Oh, and does anyone know where I can get some recent in-depth scouting analyses on Vance Worley? I just want someone to tell me that it’s okay, and that I’m really not excited for J.A. Happ Jr.

  2. @MPH Was there a hurricane coming or something? I can’t tell by your comments.
    Love me some Wet Worley after a long weekend.

  3. @MPH Like you said, “Every weatherperson on earth knew it.” I’m assuming you spent money on “gas, parking, tolls, dinner, and time” on the day the game was scheduled to be played. With that considered, I’m sort of confused. Why would you put such a large investment into a game that, according to you, obviously wasn’t going to happen? I’m not trying to be an asshole; I just don’t get it.

  4. The Phillies knew bad weather was coming, don’t believe otherwise. I suspect they thought, maybe even hoped to at play the 1 p.m. game before conditions completely went to hell. Should they have called off the twin-bill that morning? Perhaps, but I don’t fault them for waiting as long as they did to make the decision.
    Funny thing though, I don’t recall Ed Rendell raising all sorts of hell over the doubleheader being postponed, or calling the Phillies wussies for having done so like he foolishly had done in the aftermath of that late December snowstorm that postponed the Eagles-Vikings game. His Edness must be getting soft in his old age. Just a thought.

  5. @MPH And they’ll honor those tickets for the rescheduled game. It looked like there was going to be a break long enough for a game, and there wasn’t. Some fans drove to the game and got nuthin’, while others didn’t spend the money to get there and stayed home.
    This game was under the opposite circumstances, where it looked like it wouldn’t be played, and it ended up being played. So some fans got there and saw a game, and then will essentially get a free game, and other fans missed out by staying home.
    Guess what? Under both situations, there are parties that got screwed!

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