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The Eagles Used (Awesome) Phanatic, Rocky, Fresh Prince and Bart Simpson Play-Call Signs

Kyle Scott - September 9, 2013

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This Weekend, Chipper Jones Randomly Accused the Phillies of Stealing Signs

Kyle Scott - May 7, 2012

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What the hell, man? We take(over) one trip to D.C. and the whole baseball world starts slinging mud at each other?

We should go more often.

On Saturday, two old men yelled at each other to get off their respective lawns. Jamie Moyer accused Chipper Jones – on second base at the time – of stealing signs from the catcher… and stepping on his petunias.



After the game, Jones spoke with the media, as baseball players have been known to do: [via Yahoo! and Braves reporter Mark Bowman]

Chipper said he told a couple Rockies he would discuss things w/ Moyer if he wanted to meet him in the hallway last night.

More #Braves Chipper on Moyer "I mean, dude, we don't need signs, especially for him. I mean, my goodness, every pitch is 78. Come on."

"You question our integrity, that's wrong," Jones said. "I've never accused him of doctoring a baseball. I've never accused him of over-milligraming, nothing. That's [garbage] and he woke us up. I didn't see any signs on the 900-foot homers that were hit."


Then, LARRY LARRY LARRY had some not so nice things to say about… the Phillies:

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F$&#ing Yinzers: This Partially-Cloaked Penguins Fan Will Be Bringing The Following Signs To Tonight’s Game

Kyle Scott - April 11, 2012

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Her tanlines are configured in such a way that they actually spell out "Talbot was here"

Oh the Internet. Where else could you find puck bunny Penguins fans, whose boyfriends are “getting drafted,” preparing their Game 1 signs? Nowhere.

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Consider yourself judged.

Huge helmet punch to surrogate CB writer Fake Lavy, who found these signs on the Twitter account of Taylor (@Princesss_Sass), who has tweeted the above picture no less than five times since March 30 (I counted, because I have time for these things).

She also posted these signs, which she will presumably bring to tonight’s game… or use as the backdrop for a video destined to wind up on One or the other.

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Sylvie is Briere's ex-wife

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So The Same Guy is Making All of Those Signs Behind the Visitors’ Dugout, Right?

Kyle Scott - May 4, 2011

Me thinks so.

Exhibit A: Tim Lincecum


Exhibit B:  Pat Burrell


Exhibit C: Jayson Werth


Either all of those folks have the same handwriting or, more likely, it's one guy making these – what I think – hilarious signs.

The national folks? Not so much. Craig Calcaterra – with his intentional prodding – doesn't like them. And Big League Stew is all over the spelling of hippie. Notice the word makes an appearance for every player? Brilliant.

H/T to Dan, our one CB reader (I'm guessing) who routinely appears on morning financial shows

Chad Durbin Makes a Funny, Understands Why He’s Not a Phillie

Ryan Gillon - March 1, 2011


Chad Durbin is a Cleveland Indian. It wasn't exactly the destination that he was hoping for, but after a long offseason where his future lingered in free agency, the pitcher finally signed somewhere. That somewhere just so happened to be home to a team that finished fourth in their division last year, 25 games out of first place in the AL Central.

In his first meeting with Indians reporters today, Durbin seemed to be understanding of the Phillies approach to him, especially after the team signed Cliff Lee to a big deal. Via Todd Zolecki and the Zo Zone

"You know, I would take Cliff Lee over Chad Durbin."


Pretty funny for a guy who got much less than he was hoping on the open market. Zolecki did mention that "the Phillies actually made him an offer in December worth more than what he got from Cleveland." (He'll make $800k with them in 2011).

About a month ago, we got an email from someone who said they were close to Durbin's agent, Dan Horwits. It was never ran because we couldn't confirm it, but it said the Phillies offered Durbin a $900k "take it or leave it" deal, which didn't guarantee a roster spot. That seems to jive with Zolecki's report.

Regardless of the situation, Durbin had some nice words about his time with the Phils.

"There's no doubt I'm grateful for all three years there," he said of his time with the Phillies. "It made a difference in my life and the way I think and my career and everything involved there."


A lot better route to take than say, I don't know, Jayson Werth? All in all, he's in a better situation than any NFL player right now…

…that labor situation is one helluva shitshow.

Cliff Lee to Sign with Phillies!

Kyle Scott - December 14, 2010

Missed you, pal.

Multiple sources just confirmed that Cliff Lee will sign with the Phillies.

The deal is reported to be worth five-years, $120 million.  That is two years and $28 million less than the Yankees offered him.  He also has a partial "don't f'n trade me again" clause.

The news broke at midnight, exactly one year to the day that he was traded away so the Phillies could get Roy Halladay.  Welcome back, Cliff.  He is indeed, the anti-Werth.

One Phillie texted Beto Duran, an ESPN LA radio reporter, and said, "We are sick!"

The Yankees weren't happy:


Sour grapes.

Roy, Cliff, Roy, Cole.  R2C2!

Awkward Lee worship video after the jump.

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And Now, Brad Lidge Signs a Prosthetic Leg

Kyle Scott - July 12, 2010


I'm not sure what was more disturbing to Lidge as he stopped to sign autographs after yesterday's game, the guy who stuck his wooden Phillies leg in Brad's face and almost scratched his $80,000 car, or the guy who got in his grill and let him know that he is, indeed, the boss.

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Quote of the Day

Kyle Scott - May 12, 2010

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Charlie Manuel brings us our quote of the day, when asked why the Phillies have been accused of stealing signs by the Rockies:

"Because we beat them.  That's why.  What the hell?  Keep crying."

Love.  This.  Man.

He then went on to take a swipe at the Mets, who also complained about the Phillies stealing signs.

“Somebody maybe ought to check the Mets if they did that,” Manuel said.
“Their [bleeping] home record is out of this world and they’re losing on
the road. Sometimes that’s a good indicator of getting signs and
[crap]. I see somebody setting there at (14-7) at home and (4-8) on the
road, I’d get concerned about that. That kind of crosses my mind.

not accusing them, but you look at that and – damn. We’re about the
same home and road. I’m just saying their record is much better at home
and they hit better.”

Those may not even be Charlie's best quote.  It also rivals that of Peter Laviolette.

Thanks to Matt Gelb (@magelb) and Jim Salisbury (@jsalisburycsn) for bringing this to our attention.