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The Potential Papelbon Deal with the Brewers is Dead

Jim Adair - January 27, 2015

Just a few days ago, Phillies fans awoke with a flutter of joy in their chests because we all thought Jonathan Papelbon might be traded. Oh what a joy it would have been, to send away a clubhouse cancer and all-around douchebag to clear a spot for Ken Giles to step into the closer role. But just yesterday, we talked about how hard it will be to move Papelbon because of Ruben Amaro’s ridiculous, vesting option-laden contracts, and it looks like the Brewers caught on.

According to Matt Lombardo, Milwaukee GM Doug Melvin thinks the deal dead. “It doesn’t appear there’s any momentum to it right now,” Melvin said. “It could be revived later, I guess, but right now there’s nothing happening. Whatever traction there was seems to have dissipated.”

Ken Rosenthal’s piece on Papelbon’s contract mentioned that Paps might find a more interested suitor if it becomes apparent that his 2016 vesting option won’t activate, but that would likely require him to wear the Phillies’ red pinstripes for at least a few more months. We’re already going to have to deal with bad baseball, and that’s okay, but more Paps? Get him out of here. Please?

Morning Wood: Deja Vu

Kyle Scott - September 11, 2011

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An almost predicted Aaron Heilman Special:

Aaron Heilman Special: Any game in which a comeback is inevitable against a shaken closer. Phils win in an epic – and often hilarious – fashion. See also: Broxton, Jonathan; Wagner, Billy. Heightened: Stream Out of the Dugout Game, or, when done in postseason, takes on the name Jimmmmy!!!

 

It wasn't exactly the situation described above, but here’s a text I received from my buddy just before the top of the 10th: 

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Welcome to my World. But you might be asking: Why the hate for Hawkins, Kyle? He’s had a good season.

Indeed he has. However, this isn’t the first time he’s blown a game against the Phillies. In fact, it’s not the first time he’s blown a game with an overthrow to first.

May 6th, 2005, Phillies vs. Cubs [Yahoo.com]

LaTroy Hawkins caught Placido Polanco’s line drive back to the mound and threw to first base for what could have been a game-ending double play. The ball hit Jose Offerman’s helmet and ricocheted deep into the stands, allowing the tying and go-ahead runs to score.

 

Heh.

Our magical steed wasn’t his usual excellent self last night, he allowed a whopping one earned run and six hits in seven innings while walking two whole batters. The horror. 

Perhaps more disturbingly, he scratched his hoof in the third inning while trying to lay down a bunt. He talked about it after the game. Video via David Hale.

Cliff Lee remains completely unfazed by success.

Chooch got blown up by Casey McGehee, but wasn’t mad about it. In fact, he was rather polite:

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Since trading for Hunter Pence, the Phillies are 28-9 with more than a 20-point increase in team batting average. Quite honestly, that’s ridiculous.

Finally, Ruben Amaro is quite confident in the Phillies. He was pitch-side at the Union match at PPL Park last night: [photo via @thebrotherlygame]

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Not surprisingly, he looked rather smug.

Phillies Go Down Bernie Brewers’ Slide

Kyle Scott - September 9, 2011

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We need to find out the other three.

Ding, Ball is Caught

Kyle Scott - May 15, 2010

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No idea what's with the shrunken heads in the corner

Would you like an apple pie with that?

These guys would.

Last night, while most of you were watching Simon Gagne score the go ahead goal in the Flyers game, I was busy taking screen caps of two fat guys celebrating an opposing teams' home run, hit by Raul Ibanez.  Yes, this is my life.

And these guys were either really excited to get a home run ball, or glad they didn't spill their beers.

Click after the jump for the video.

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Phillies to Wear 1970’s Throwbacks Tonight

Kyle Scott - May 14, 2010

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As part of the Brewers' Retro Weekend promotion, the Phillies will be wearing their powder blue 1970's style road uniforms tonight.  Jamie Moyer (pitching tonight) will look right at home in these unis, he was pitching in the Major Leagues the last time the Phillies wore them.  Wow.

You can get the Jerseys here on FansEdge.com, starting at $79.99, and we even got you a 10% off code.  Enter code INBOXTEN at checkout to receive 10% off your order.

Also, get the authentic maroon hats worn on the field here for only $24.99, plus 10% off!

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