On this edition of the show, Phillies outfield prospect Kelly Dugan calls in to chat with the guys. Additionally, Jay and Tug discuss shortstop Roman Quinn‘s recent offensive improvements leading the way for the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws as well as righty pitcher Perci Garner‘s success with Class A Advanced Clearwater. Some breaking TheFightins.com news is announced and discussions also include Brian Gump, Bill Rice and some local independent league clubs.
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Did you know that the only thing I like talking about more than baseball is television? That’s right, I’m a weird TV geek! I got this idea to compare my favorite kind of shows to the players on my favorite baseball team. So here’s a list of Phillies players compared to current and former cartoons that have aired Sunday nights on the Fox network.
Carlos Ruiz – The Critic
Al Jean and Mike Reiss left the Simpsons writing staff after the show’s fourth season to create The Critic. Voiced by Jon Lovitz, Jay Sherman would become the most realistic and relatable human cartoon character of the early days of the ‘cartoons for grownups’ genre. The show was laugh-out-loud funny and it was really, really sweet at times. It had trouble finding an audience at first, but for two seasons it was some of the best comedy on television. It’s a favorite that I can go back and watch at any time. In fact, as soon as I’m done writing this, I’m going to go watch it again.
In their attempt to distance themselves from me because they know I’m always right, the Phillies have constantly avoided including me in any twitter based activities. So when they do #AskTheBooth, they try their best to ignore my perfectly valid questions such as this:
Instead, they cherry pick the safest tweets that usually talk about how great everything is or asks a goofy inside question about Sarge.
But no carefully vetted selection of softball question tweets is going to stop me. Read more »
I caught a glimpse of this guy last night whenever the camera was facing a right-handed batter, and I never forget a hat. It’s the same dude I saw in 2011 at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, FL, during a spring training game between the then-Florida Marlins and the Minnesota Twins. Jeffrey Loria has been knocking him down for 10 years now, and he keeps getting back up. Here’s to you, guy-that’s-old-enough-to-know-better.
Not for the Phillies. For you.
Yes you – if you’re one of the people that so helpfully offers advice to Jimmy on his strategy at the plate, or one of the people harping on Michael Young for his defense, or Delmon Young for his Delmon Youngness, you have a chance to prove you know what the hell you’re talking about.
Starting the last week in June in Lakewood and then every day during the MLB All-Star Break, the Philadelphia Phillies will be holding open tryouts at every one of their farm clubs’ ballparks.
It’s not complete bullshit, either. A local boy, Bill Rice, came to a tryout at Lakewood’s FirstEnergy Park in 2010 and made the team. He’s been in pro baseball since then, bouncing between the Phillies, the White Sox, and the Riversharks in between his time in affiliated ball.
Seriously, though, if you think you can play ball, and you’d like to make the same shit pay you’re making at your current shit job, but get a hotter girlfriend, then it would behoove you do dust off your glove and pick up that phone.
(h/t to @ChickPhilA for bringing this to my attention)
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