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Phillies Scouting Information Was Posted on Reddit

Kevin Kinkead - April 4, 2019

Well, this is interesting.

On the MLB Reddit page, a user named “UngThug” made a post titled “the Phillies insider scout information,” featuring a picture of a whiteboard inside Citizens Bank Park. That whiteboard contained detailed bullet points on the Atlanta Braves, whom the Phils opened the season with last week.

Here’s the unedited photo that was uploaded:

If you open the photo and zoom, you can discern what’s written on the board, though some stuff is harder to read, especially the entries on the far right.

Among the blurbs, after the jump:

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The Phillies Need To Punch Back Against The Braves

Bob Wankel - May 21, 2018

Last month, after Atlanta polished off its third series win over the Phillies in as many tries, I wrote:

The bottom line is this: The Phillies, if nothing else, have made themselves relevant after one month of baseball, but if they wish to remain that way beyond the Sixers’ playoff run and into the summer months, the offense needs to wake up and they need to start handling their shit against teams like the Braves.

At the time, “teams like the Braves” meant average ones that possess less talent than the Phillies. Atlanta was a surprising 16-11 and a team seemingly playing above its head. Fast forward three weeks to this morning ahead of what is arguably the most meaningful series played at Citizens Bank Park in nearly seven years, and, well, it appears the Braves are very much for real. They are good, and they are feeling it right now:

They enter tonight’s series opener between the current top two teams in the NL East with a 28-17 record, a plus-65 run differential, and having already spent 20 days this season atop the division.

What I wrote back in April still technically remains true—the Phillies do need to starting handling their shit against teams like the Braves. It’s just for a very different reason. Atlanta is not the hapless opponent that I initially suspected would willingly help pad the Phillies’ win total. They are instead a team that has, to this point, outpaced the Phillies while mastering them in the process. Will the Braves ultimately prove to be the 100-win juggernaut that they are currently on pace to become? That seems ambitious, but they are most certainly not a cute ,early-season feel good story that will slowly drift into irrelevance by summer’s end.

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You Can Never Be Overdressed for a Phillies Game … Unless You Wear Cleats

Jim Adair - September 8, 2015

Clank-a-clank-a-clank he goes loudly around the concourse. The crowd of barely 15,000 hears the echoes of his cleats through the echoes of their empty, silent, baseball hearts. He looks ridiculous, but we all feel that way.

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The hat hologram is a nice tough though.

Phillies Set All-Time Low Attendance Record at Citizens Bank Park

Jim Adair - September 8, 2015

I like to play this little game when the Phillies are doing poorly and Citizens Bank Park is empty: find the completely empty section– no fans, no ushers, no young couples trying to find some blue-plastic-ed privacy. Even when only 25,000 or so (right around this year’s average) are down at the game, it’s rare there’s a section in the stadium that’s completely empty. Yesterday, it probably wasn’t that hard.

Last night, the Phillies announced a paid attendance of 15,125 – and the number of people who actually showed up is probably much, much lower. I wrote before about how the astonishing attendance drop over the past few seasons has begun to hurt scalpers and food/shirt sellers outside the stadium, but barely cresting 15,000 is a new low, in more ways than one. The park was only 35% full last night. You could have taken last night’s crowd, added the average Flyers home crowd, and still had enough seats left (over 9,000) to fit last night’s actual attendance again. That’s embarrassing, but it was the perfect storm of sadness. It was Labor Day. People were away on vacation or getting ready to send the kids back to school. It was hot. The Braves are also terrible. What remains to be seen is if this record can still be broken this season. They’ll have a few shots at it.

Opening Day, Monday

Kyle Scott - March 28, 2013

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The Atlanta Braves are preparing for Opening Day against the Phillies by spray painting a giant penis on the field. Make sure to work the tip, guys.

Jerk off the ball.

Want to win Phillies home opener tickets? Simply RSVP here to enter. That's it.

The Braves Get Justin Upton

Kyle Scott - January 24, 2013

Justin Upton has just been traded to the Braves, where he’ll join his brother, B.J., in an outfield that will rival the Phillies’ offering of a platoon player, Ben Revere, and a guy who has a fat clause in his contract.

From CBS Sports

All-Star outfielder Justin Upton has been traded from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Atlanta Braves, reports CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman. The deal is pending a physical, but is otherwise complete.

The full trade, via CBSSports.com's Danny Knobler, is the Braves getting Upton and third baseman Chris Johnson. The D-Backs get third baseman/outfielder Martin Prado, starting pitcher Randall Delgado, minor-league shortstop Nick Ahmed, minor-league pitcher Zeke Spruill and minor-league infielder Brandon Drury.

 

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Ladies and Gentlemen, The Atlanta Braves

Kyle Scott - September 29, 2011

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Thanks to like the 20 people who sent along some variation of the forlorn child

Lady Gaga Watched the Phillies Wax the Braves Last Night, Raul Helped Care for a Young Fan

Kyle Scott - September 28, 2011

 

This is the first and last time you will ever see Raul Ibanez and Lady Gaga in the same post.

Braves announcers broke out every pun in the book for Lady Gaga’s appearance at Turner Field last night. Perhaps Gaga was rooting for the Phillies. Her boyfriend, Taylor Kinney, is from Lancaster, where the two were seen hanging out last weekend (don’t ask me how I know that).

Also nice to see that Gaga didn't dump beer on fans and give them the finger.

Meanwhile, in the left field seats, Raul Ibanez – good guy – tended to a young fan who was hit in the head with a foul ball. The kid was carried off by his father, but was later shown back in his seats watching the game.