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Chris Wheeler Endorses The Fightins – Really
Posted by at 2:02 pm ET 35 Comments

I have four sisters, and I love each and every one of them. That being said, Becca is my favorite today. She’s down in Clearwater this weekend to get an early Phillies fix. I asked her if she could get me a box of Turkey Hill ice cream autographed by Carlos Ruiz, but she did me one better – a copy of Wheeler’s View from the Booth: Four Decades with the Phillies, personally signed by the man himself along with this ringing endorsement:

2010 Spring Training WHEELS INSCRIPTION


The Fightins is a great site. Good job. Thanks for being a Phillies fan.

Best Wishes

Chris Wheeler


So thanks again Beck, and thank you, Muffins, for being such a good sport. Keep on rockin’ around the COCK.

2010 Spring Training WHEELS

  • Joe Pa


  • Chris



    Chris Wheeler has just earned a one week reprieve from getting his balls busted on this site. Unless he does something really stupid, of course.

  • Tug Haines

    This is like that thing in Shawshank where the senate finally answered Andy Dufresne’s requests for books and money for a library and then he wrote two letters a day.

  • Allison

    Tug – Love the Shawsank reference. My favorite movie.

    Also, extremely jealous. Love the site, guys. :)

  • Watrick

    You will have to get a better quality scan on that and post it again when the sister gets back. Very nice.

  • Heathcliff Slocumb

    Did anyone catch the name of the player who’s training for a marathon that Ryan Howard mentioned just now in the interview with T-Mac?

  • Beck

    I`m still at the game. I got a pic on my good camera of Wheels signing. I`ll send that and better pictures of the book when I get back to the hotel WHERE I GOT TO RIDE THE ELEVATOR WITH A WFC RING. Best fucking weekend I`ve ever had.

  • Tug Haines

    Did Romero try to sell you steroids?

  • Heathcliff Slocumb

    This is not a one-up on turkey hill signed by chooch. That would be fuckin’ golden. I hope your sister still got/intends to get you that.

    Any chance fightins/birdland can get a shipment of those Casterioto t-shirts?

  • Beck

    No Turkey Hill here. I did look.

  • jupiter’s rings

    @Heathcliff – apparently, the Jared the $5 Footlong Man himself is training for a marathon. go figure.

  • Heathcliff Slocumb

    @jupiter – Thanks for the info. That’s pretty funny.

    @Beck – How long are you there? Tug should overnight you a container of Graham Slam.

  • Beck

    Leaving tomorrow–I missed the Chooch signing opportunity anyway (I picked up some Haagen-Dazs five ingredient stuff because it has lots of blank space). Never go to spring training with kids, kids. Great day anyhow! If you get a chance to visit Clearwater, DO IT.

  • Ozzie Virgil’s Beard
  • kraeer

    I like how he thanks you for being a Phillies fan. I’m surprised there was no, “the fightings, is just a great site run by a great bunch of guys…really fun to see what those hot dogs come up with.”

  • Watrick

  • Hunter S. Thompson

    Seriously, fuck John.

  • John

    lol hunter, can u ever let anything go?

  • Watrick

    John, can you?

  • Howard Eskin


  • Watrick

    Um… Wheels is on facebook now…

  • Adam Eaton

    I want to go to the zoo with Hunter S. Thompson.

  • Hunter S. Thompson

    I assume Mr. Eaton is referring to John’s favorite zoo:

  • Hunter S. Thompson

    As a matter of fact, if you look in the horse’s eye in this photo, you can see John doing his “thang”:

  • John

    yes hunter, i died from being fucked by a horse, and watrick, are u like hunter’s butt buddy or something

  • Watrick

    Yeah, we have Moon Landings all the time. Always giving each other a low 2.

  • Eric

    Phils are trying to trade Howard for Pujols. Now THIS is a fucking story.

  • spacecoyote

    Well, is there anything at all to that rumor? Nothing solid that I’ve seen.

    …oh, and Eskin still cracks me up.

  • Reese

    this isnt related, but holy crap really?

  • Watrick

    Yeah, that is just crazy talk. I don’t really believe it. I mean, I’m sure the Phils have discussed it, but just as much as they may think about trading for Mauer, Torii Hunter, or Heyward.

  • Eric

    I don’t care how accurate it is, it’s much interesting than the Moyer Kendrick debate.

  • Watrick

    But that’s actually happening. I’m not a big fan of the WIP-esque comment/call in type thing, but at least it’s happening. But, it’s also the whole point of this site.

  • Ryan Howard

    They’re trading me for Kevin Millar.

  • James Fayleez

    My love cannot be bought by Wheels for a fucking signature. Read the Wheels chapter in HARRY THE K.

    Wheels will be the first guy to tell ya what a fucking weasel he is/was/will be.

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Proprietor of The Fightins as well as the baseball .GIF overflow tank BALLGAMERS, Tug is also the producer/co-host of The PhoulBallz Podcast with Jay Floyd and staff photographer at City of Basketball Love. His love is divided three ways between his wife, dog, and sandwiches.

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