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Jun
26
2013
Posted by at 3:35 pm ET 2 Comments

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Jun
14
2013
Posted by at 12:54 pm ET Comments Off

Tom Powers of TwinCities.com sums up the offseason trade of Ben Revere for Vance Worley and Trevor May:

“P.U.”

You see, Tom is miffed because Benny came to town for a series where the Twins took 2 of 3 in spite of the former Minnesota outfielder’s best efforts at the plate. Revere went 8 for 14 and scored 3 runs, so obviously Terry Ryan was sold a bill of goods when his team received a mid-rotation major leaguer and one of the top pitching prospects in the Phillies organization.

Ben’s having something of a hot June and it’s finally pushed his OPS over .600, in large part thanks to his 2 extra base hits.

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May
14
2013
Posted by at 10:30 am ET 4 Comments

Yeah, yeah, yeah everyone knows Ben Revere hasn’t exactly been knockin’ the cover off the ball this year.

He’s got a slash line of .237/.286/.263, an OPS of .548 and an OPS+ of 50 (cool stats). Also, maybe you know he’s got no (0) dingers ever in his MLB career. He’s gone 1,193 consecutive plate appearances without hitting a baseball over a wall in fair territory. For the love of god the guy even runs a million miles an hour and hasn’t even gotten an inside-the-parker (to be fair, though, even the fastest person in the universe can’t go from home to home without hitting the ball past the infield dirt).

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But hey, let’s not go too hard him! He may not have hit a home run before, but he has accomplished other physical feats! Plenty of ‘em!  Read more »

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May
09
2013
Posted by at 10:43 am ET 5 Comments

Gregg Murphy, the itinerant Phillies broadcaster, found himself kayaking in McCovey Cove early in yesterday’s loss to the Giants. He happened upon a man known only as “Typhoon Chuck” doing barrel rolls in his kayak. He was unwilling to do one for Murph, until he realized he was on television. Then Barry Zito tried to kill Ben “Rampage” Revere five minutes later. Typhoon Ben avoided his own untimely demise in a similar fashion.

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May
06
2013
Posted by at 10:47 am ET 4 Comments

happy thoughts!

It doesn’t look good for the Phillies after this weekend. There’s not a whole lot I really want to say about any of it. Watching the Phillies stink again is sort of like breaking out the fat pants you’ve had stored for several years – you wish you didn’t have to wear them again but a part of you is glad you didn’t donate them in the first place. So here’s an extra light edition of Phillies minutiae I dug up around the internet. See, we’re still having a good time!

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Apr
27
2013
Posted by at 10:35 am ET 1 Comment

I, like everyone else, was excited about Ben Revere when he came here. A real lead-off hitter with speed and plate discipline. He’s going to work the pitcher!

Now I see that he is nothing more than a bottom of the order guy (granted, he’s a very good centerfielder).

What annoys me more about his horrible AB’s now, is how much he keeps trying to show us he loves Philly with the goddamn cheesesteaks.

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I get it Ben. It almost like his agent is calling him each day with a Philadelphia tourism guide. “Yeah Ben, talk about Boathouse Row!”… Read more »

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Apr
26
2013
Posted by at 11:00 am ET 2 Comments

 benny-cheesesteak

 

I know Ben Revere is persona non grata among many Phillies fans these days. He’s never hit a home run in all of his MLB service, and he hasn’t even displayed much gap-to-gap power. He only hits slightly better than I ever did and my coach put me in the minimum 2 innings per game the league required (his defense is better than mine ever was). There was also something about how he ordered a cheesesteak once after living in Minnesota for awhile.

This post isn’t here to argue the merits of the trade that brought him here, or where he should be batting in the order, or even if he should be batting at all. But a rare event – such as Revere hitting a line drive to the warning track  - deserves to be commemorated.

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Apr
22
2013
Posted by at 8:11 pm ET 2 Comments

From Jim Salisbury at CSNPhilly:

“I was really ticked,” Revere said. “I thought that sucker was up the middle but it just stuck there and the shortstop grabbed it.”

Revere was still upset when he came back to the dugout after the next half inning so he retreated to the clubhouse and remembered some advice his mother had given him: When things aren’t going well, find a quiet place, “your happy place,” Revere said, and re-focus.

“I gave myself a time out,” he said. “I came to my happy place and it helped me.”

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