Posts Tagged ‘Charlie Manuel’
Warning: Pitchin’ changes may be super bitchin’ and not appropriate for a young audience. Also lots of profanity.
This young man was furious with the Pirates’ Clint Barmes for playing “bullshit baseball” and umpires Mark Carlson and Brian Knight for not calling interference on the Pittsburgh shortstop during the 9th inning of Thursday’s loss. His total lack of self awareness led him to record himself shouting at his television for almost three minutes and then put it on YouTube. It really gets good about 1:40.
Over the last week, we’d count down the number. Eight. A win or two from the Phils, plus a loss or two from the Braves, and it got trimmed down. Four. Another win. Three. Then two.
Eventually, the Magic Number was down to one.
They returned to where it all started: Washington, D.C.
They sent their Ace to the hill to finish the job: Roy Halladay.
The goal was the same as it was on day one: Win the division, play in October.
I ♥ you, Charlie Manuel.
It ain’t as easy as it looks, folks.
If you didn’t think the players and coaches care about All Star Game, then you’d be mistaken, friend. Just look at that grin! Like he just discovered oil. Or cotton candy.
Photo courtesy the official Twitter account of your Philadelphia Phillies. @philaphillies
What draws my admiration? What is that which gives me joy? Baseball! A man stands alone at the plate. This is the time for what? For individual achievement. There he stands alone. But in the field, what? Part of a team. Teamwork… Looks, throws, catches, hustles. Part of one big team. Bats himself the live-long day, Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and so on. If his team don’t field… what is he? You follow me? No one. Sunny day, the stands are full of fans. What does he have to say? I’m goin’ out there for myself. But… I get nowhere unless the team wins.
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