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UPDATE: Even Fictional Phillies Fans are Bandwagon Fans

Jim Adair - June 20, 2014

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Last night, before the Dodgers’ social media team got very busy thanks to Clayton Kershaw, the team tweeted out this picture. What ever happened to the (very fictional) Corey who dressed up as a Phillies player for Halloween and played softball in Phillies gear near his nondescript suburban home? I guess we are bandwagoners. At least the Flyers still have David Boreanaz, who is ballsy enough to be honest about his Flyers fandom while on the LA Kings pre-show. Hollywood didn’t change him.

h/t Uproxx

UPDATE: Well shit guys, you didn’t have to rub it in:

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Shane Victorino is Already Doing Interviews from the US Open of Surfing

Kyle Scott - August 2, 2012

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The Shane Victorino left coast Tweets have started, admittedly sooner than we expected.

Shane Victorino is tweeting today from the US Open of Surfing (yeah, yeah– that exists), where he was interviewed during the event’s live web feed. Incredibly, reader Chris was one of two people in the whole world watching it, and he sent along this screen grab:

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Aloha, Shane. Nice to see the left coast is treating you well. Say hello to Richie for me.

The Dodgers Want Jimmy Rollins, Too

Kyle Scott - July 16, 2012

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And the dismantling talk just can’t stop. Won’t stop.

Per another report from CBS Sports, this one from Danny Knobler, the Dodgers have a long list of players they’re interested in. One of them? Jimmy Rollins, who just signed a three-year, $33 million deal with the Phillies (with option for an attainable fourth year): [CBS Sports]

The Dodgers, who are short on prospects but long on both money and needs, have some interest in the Phillies shortstop, sources said Monday.

Rollins is part of a long list of players the Dodgers are looking at, as they try to trade for both a hitter and a starting pitcher in an effort to keep pace with the Giants in the National League West. But he may be the most intriguing.

While Rollins has been a big disappointment with the Phillies this year, he could be a help to a Dodger team that lost shortstop Dee Gordon to the disabled list. Since Gordon went down with a torn ligament in his right thumb, the Dodgers have played Luis Cruz and Juan Uribe at short. 

 

Despite the unsettling nature of the Phillies being sellers talk, the possibility of the Phils ridding themselves of Rollins' contract now looks to be a huge win. An aging, overpaid shortstop has no place on a rebuilding team, if that's the direction the Phils choose to go.

Knobler notes that Rollins and Shane Victorino are more realistic targets than Cole Hamels for the Dodgers, since they don’t have the prospects to land the latter through a trade and will just have to wait until free agency. Knobler also mentions Dodgers first base coach Davey Lopes’ love for J-Roll™, who, himself, mentioned his love for SoCal on Twitter today:

 

Lovely. A perfect match. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be shredding my 2008 World Series poster into a pile of tears.

So Did You Hear The One About The Giants Fan Who Was Brutally Beaten in Los Angeles?

Kyle Scott - April 3, 2011

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You know the saying: When in LA, don't mess with guys who have pencil-thin 'staches

You probably did, seeing as though about 32 of you sent me the link since Friday.

If you didn't, here are the details.

A Giants fan was walking through the parking lot of Dodger Stadium on Thursday night and was beaten by two men wearing Dodgers gear. Both were described as hispanic.

The man, a father of two and a paramedic, is in a medically-induced coma.

That's pretty much all you need to know. This is above and beyond the "We're not the worst fans in the World" argument, as I'm guessing the two guys who hopped out of a car – with a getaway driver – most likely weren't there for the baseball.

Either way, shockingly, it goes to show that bad stuff happens everywhere. Even when the bandwagon idiots at Phillies games – the Type 1 fans –  do dumb shit, it's not grotesquely violent the way this attack in Los Angeles was-  a city where this stuff has happened before. 

What I would put stock in is the 72 people who were arrested at Opening Day in LA (hey, poet), in what was considered a "quiet day" by the LAPD. Watch the video after the jump.

Of course, none of this is as bad as running on the field and throwing snow balls at a fake fucking Santa.

Hop it.

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We’ll Do It Live! Live Blog Phillies v. Dodgers

Kyle Scott - August 30, 2010

Last night’s live blog was rather lively, considering the start time and the fact that the Phillies were being no-hit. Read it after the jump. Lots of Larry King and Rihanna (?) talk too.

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And They Did It to Broxton Again!

Kyle Scott - August 12, 2010

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I was at the Phillies game tonight to interview a couple guys who are seeing 30 ballparks in 30 days (full post coming tomorrow).  When the interview was over around the 7th inning, I decided to grab one of the many empty seats left from folks who had departed early.  You never leave a baseball game early.

I have been to hundreds of them.  I've seen a no-hitter, a cycle, a triple play, a World Series, and an All-Star game.  Two things I've never seen?  An inside the park home run and a bench clearning brawl.  Back when I was young, I left a game early with my father and immediately after Juan Bell hit an inside the park home run, which was followed by a bench clearing brawl.

I no longer leave games early.

Good thing, because tonight, the Phils did it to Broxton again.

First hand video after the jump.

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Back to the Future: 1979

Kyle - June 18, 2010

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 "Can we go back to 2008, instead of 1979?"

I've heard quite a few pundits making the case lately that this season is the Phillies' "1979." Not to be confused with the Smashing Pumpkins' "1979" even though it seems like Billy Corgan has produced about the same number of big hits as Chase Utley lately.

They have essentially played about 3 and 1/3 seasons worth of baseball the last 3 seasons. Many players who have played in back to back World Series say it's harder to get back in the 3rd year.  Sometimes many key players just all have bad years in the same campaign due to longer seasons, shorter off-seasons, and probably a tendency to view the schedule as tedious after being in the post-season the last few years.

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Jayson Werth Was Treated By A Wizard, No Seriously

Kyle Scott - June 10, 2010

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Get out your voodoo dolls and magic elixirs folks, because this one gets real weird.

As detailed in this article by Deadspin, the Dodgers hired a pseudo scientist to send "good vibes" to the team from 3,000 miles away.   The now estranged Frank and Jamie McCourt, owners of the Dodgers, hired Vladimir Shpunt (that sounds like something that would need to be steamed out of bed sheets) in 2004 after Shpunt (hehe) treated Jamie, both in person and at a distance, for an eye infection that was later cured.  I'm sure the antibiotics she was likely taking didn't help…

Anyway, the McCourts put Shpunt on the Dodgers payroll for somewhere in the neighborhood of six figures to help the team from his home in Boston.  Apparently he would "transmit energy" to the Dodgers while watching games.

Then he took to treating players.

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