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Utley and Rollins are Still Playing Spectacular Defense

Jim Adair - September 1, 2015

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Last night, Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins connected for an acrobatic, glove-toss assisted put out at second base. You can just hear it in Harry’s voice: “What a great flip turned Utley to J-Roll™… to Adrian Gonzalez?” Oh no, the fantasy is ruined. And after all that, they didn’t get the double play anyway. It still looked great though.

You can catch a GIF of the glove flip and hear Vin Scully call the play after the jump.

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Vin Scully Describes the Misery of Watching the Phillies in One Eloquent Soliloquy

Kyle Scott - July 7, 2015

Photo credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Photo credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Phillies lost a four-hour and 13-minute game to the Dodgers last night, 10-7, and after leaving starting pitcher Sean O’Sullivan out there to throw 123 pitches in what was then a 6-6 tie, the legally recognized business once considered a ball club outrighted their young-ish, half-assed starter to AAA. Thanks for the effort, son. Now, decide if you want to head to the minors of this bastard team or become a free agent.

All that, combined with a bottom of the sixth that featured some of the worst fundamental baseball you’ll ever see, took its toll on longtime baseball man Vin Scully, who had this to say about being forced to watch the Phils, alone, in a booth, with nothing but his soothing voice for comfort:

“You wonder why a team is last, and then you watch them play. And it’s not the great, big egregious things, but the little things that happen throughout the game. Cesar Hernandez will be thinking about [that booted double play ball that extended the inning] all night, not to mention what it does to Pete Mackanin.”

“You know when you watch Philly, and it’s not really a knock – I mean these are young players and they’re gonna make a lot of mistakes – but you realize that Ryne Sandberg, who had such incredible talent, a hall of famer, it had to be so difficult for him to sit there watching these kids kick the ball around, thinking, why can’t they do what was so easy for me? It’s hard for a really great player to understand that. But Galvis and Hernandez are learning. But finally Sandberg said I can’t take this anymore, and he resigned.”

This was night one of a four-game series in LA. I imagine that by the end of the week, Scully will be openly proselytizing for euthanasia.

Sullivan became the first Phillies pitcher to throw 123 pitches in 5.1 innings in OVER 100 YEARS:

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Guess someone forgot to feed Mackaninininin the harvested brains he requires for sustenance.

Vin Scully Describing How Cole and Heidi Hamels Met is One of the Greatest Things Ever

Kyle Scott - April 24, 2014

Photo credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Photo credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

I’ve spent the last three nights watching the Phillies on my iPad [article on how to do this coming, I swear] so I could listen to Vin Scully and his soothing tone as opposed to Tom McCarthy and his seeming need to beat you over the head with his awkward dorkiness. It’s been… glorious. Scully is tremendous. He just calls the game the way it should be called. He tells you what’s happening, injects commentary where needed and, yeah, has some old-world baseball views. But he never breathlessly jams his presence down your throat. I haven’t made it through a full game yet, however. I’m so used to being on edge during Phillies broadcasts with McCarthy shouting at me that Scully is like a relaxing serum that has the same effect on me as a warm blanket and brisk belly rub has on a nervous dog. I’m out by the fourth inning, slobbering all over myself.

Anyway, I stayed awake last night long enough to hear Scully’s excellent aside about how Cole and Heidi Hamels met:

He married a cover girl. She was called the “survivor Amazon.” I lose it at that line every time.

GU– geographically unacceptable.