While all of you dorks were Googling “Marlins Pitcher Spitball” I was looking up “Marlins Pitcher Pitbull”. Eat a butt.
The Phillies have rounded the first quarter pole of the 2013 season and it can be tough to get a read on exactly how to feel about this team. I’ve asked two people with two different opinions on the team to share their thoughts with us in the hopes that we can find some common ground.
Providing the fan perspective is Ryan Petzar. Ryan, 27, lives in South Philly. He considers himself a diehard Phillies fan and brags about how, in 2011, he attended 35 games in one season despite not having season tickets. His favorite current Phillie is Roy Halladay and his favorite former Phillie is John Kruk.
Providing our counterpoint is Ryan Petzar. Formerly of ESPN Radio and Philly.com, Ryan is an emerging voice in the Philadelphia sports media. Ryan’s work has been featured in print with the Philadelphia Daily News and the York Daily Record, as well as online at CSN Philly, Yahoo! Sports, and Deadspin. Ryan would not give his age for this story.
Now that we know our contributors, let’s get to the questions.
RP: In general, what’s your opinion of the season so far?
RP: I guess I’m disappointed but it could certainly be worse. As of now, they’re only a couple of games below .500. None of the core players have really been lighting it up, but there haven’t been many outright disappointments yet.
RP: It’s a disaster. Even at three games below .500, they’re a total disappointment. There were a lot of factors conspiring against them at the beginning of the season (Chooch’s suspension, a murky outfield situation, etc.) but they’ve had a pretty soft schedule so far and should have been able to tread water. This team is an embarrassment.
Jamie Moyer was asked to give a commencement speech at Immaculata this weekend, which he did. However, some earlier speech notes indicate he was going to take the bull by the horns and beat the haters to the clichés he’s mostly known for – being old and throwing the ball very softly.
Using that classic Jamie Moyer delivery, it’s safe to say he would have killed it. Read more »
The Riversharks will be home for the next 8 days during the Phillies’ road trip, so if you want to see some live baseball, hit up Campbell’s Field. Like I said last week, I love that park. A bit of advice though: if you are going to catch a night game, you may want to sit along the third base line because while the right side of the park provides you with a great view of the game, Philly, and the Ben Franklin Bridge, the sun will be in your eyes for the first few innings.
The 2012 Atlantic League Champion Long Island Ducks will play the first four games – Tonight through Thursday, with Tuesday being a morning game that I will likely be attending. Friday will begin a four game wraparound series against the York Revolution. Read more »
It really seems like more than a coincidence. Is MLB aware of this, are they doing some kind of cross-promotional thing with Activision? The venerable video game company has done baseball titles for the current generation of consoles, so it’s not outside the realm of possibility. It could just be some old-head gamer that designed this year’s official Memorial Day MLB caps throwing in an Easter Egg for good measure, and it got past the people it needed to get past.
Earlier, the penguin posted his favorite fans from yesterday’s game. I wanted to contribute another view of one of those- Jorts Guy- that I was able to snag on my DVR.
- 700 Level
- Crashburn Alley
- High Cheese
- House That Glanville Built
- Philadelphia Will Do
- Philled In
- Philly Gameday
- Philly Gossip
- Phoul Ballz
- The Good Phight
- The Insider
- The Zo Zone
- Where's Weems?
- Who Does He Play For?
- Zoo With Roy