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This photo perfectly sums up the Phillies pitching staff
Posted by at 10:08 am ET 76 Comments

Swiped from page 61 of yesterday’s Daily News…

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There’s Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels, and Roy Oswalt (doing his best Charlie Manuel impression) waiting to take the field for a workout while Joe Blanton sits in the first row of section 107 with his feet up daydreaming of doughnuts.

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  • GTO

    typical. haha

  • maria

    I saw this picture a couple of days ago, hard not to laugh. Kendrick not pictured as he was probably off getting them all drinks.

  • Crane Kick

    Joe Fucking Blanton

  • crazy4swayze

    you try to stand up after two schmitters! can’t be done.

  • GregMikeS

    Absolutely perfect.

  • Adam Eaton

    “Fuck it, I’ve got my money and my ring.”

  • Mike P

    This made my day.

  • jd


    ya gotta photoshop the doughnut-thoughtcloud above blanton

  • Fat Joe #56

    The photographer at the Daily news promised that he would not submit that photo if I gave him NLCS tickets! Bastard!! It was jelly doughnuts I was dreaming of by the way.

  • Schmitter22

    Mikey Miss was talking about this picture yesterday. Classic.



  • what can brown do for you?

    Post Season a.k.a. Nap Season for Fat Blanton. It’s almost time for bears to go into hibernation, right?

  • Pasadena_Phan

    Wow! The look that Roy H has…
    If the photographer of that shot was a deer… I’d say that person would be hanging from the tree in Roy’s front yard.

    I’m just sayin’

  • TonyIsDynamic

    <3 this team

  • Joe D

    Hahaha great photo. Blanton should have been in the cage working on that power stroke of his.

  • Bobby D

    I heard somebody refer to Blanton and KK as “The Disposable Duo”. It’s nice to have so much starting pitching around here for the first time in my life.

  • Greenman!



  • SchmidtUltra

    This is why Joe shouldn’t have access to concession stands at practice.

  • Homer


  • SchmidtUltra
  • will.H

    seats look bluerer

  • tmoni

    embiggen. A perfectly cromulent word

  • Smokey

    Anybody notice Big Roy giving the camera “The Look”?

  • Jupiter’s Rings

    I love that RoyO is so quick to adapt here in Philly. He’s even taken after Charlie.

  • Jupiter’s Rings

    @Smokey – more like Coy Halladay amiright?
    …is this thing on?

  • JL3

    Classic… thanks guys. Living in VA I don’t always check the Daily News or I’ll be laughing at this all day.

    And can I bitch about the Game 3 start time here, or will there be another post for that? It’s a west coast game for Pete sakes… it should be the late game!

  • Phylan

    Kendrick can, uh, continue to bide his time. For the duration of the playoffs

  • Sweet Dee

    Hahahahaha this is perfect

  • Reese

    What’s worse is we will probably need blanton for game 4 this series…

  • Eisenreich’s Third Leg

    well considering Blanton won’t pitch until October 20th, he deserves his rest

  • Joe Blanton

    Now I know how Danys Baez feels to watch playoff games from the sidelines

  • ryan madsons face mask

    i was actually supposed to be in that picture

  • Gabrielle

    I wonder if Roy, Roy, and Cole only hang out with each other – they speak their “secret” language, have their own handshake, share each other’s traveling pants, and do all of the things only super best friends do.

  • chen

    That’s where he should spend his postseason – in the bleachers.

  • 2nd schtreet phan in SD


  • http://deleted JohnMatrix

    Did anyone here Joe Morgan on the scott van pelt show yesterday talking about the phillies and giants pitching? he said its a ‘coinflip’ for whos better. fucking asshole

  • Phylan

    Honestly, if Joe Blanton is your “once every seven game series” pitcher in a rotation topped off by Cole and the Roys, it’s not that bad.

  • chen

    @ 36, Hangover FTW

  • Dutch Daulton’s PR Beard

    love it baby

  • Dutch Daulton’s Tan

    Fat F*ck Joe is trying to get a tan

  • James Fayleez

    I wonder how Blanton will do on 2 weeks rest?

  • Ryan Madson’s Cojones

    Kendrick isn’t pictured because they convinced him he was traded to Japan (again).

  • Eisenreich’s Third Leg


    damn, you beat me to it!!

  • Blanton’s Mouth

    “ahhhhhhhh $24M……..I wonder how many jelly filled donuts I can buy”

  • Leave me alone

    I’m a sack of shit

  • Cole Hammels

    I’m just an average American… with extraordinary hair.

  • Give me the rock Game #4

    I have incredible 5-9, 4.97ERA on 6+ days of rest…….I’ll be OK

  • TonyIsGay

    I used to bang Joe in my apartment, until one day I woke up and he was gone……and he stole a dozen dunkin donuts off my counter on his way out……damn you Joe!

  • Joe D

    Is there any chance the Flyers move their game on Saturday up to the afternoon to alleviate traffic problems? I sure hope so. No one gives a fuck about hockey anyway.

  • will.H

    i do i do


    Hey! I give a fuck about hockey, Joe D.

  • chiggs

    Game 3 start time just got moved again to 4 a.m. Mountain Time to make some room for the Yankees pre-game and post-game fellating

  • insert name here

    Hilarious picture along with hilarious instructions on how to embiggen things, two reasons I love this site.

    I also greatly appreciate hockey, Joe D

  • will.H


    i can’t wait for the postgame

  • chris

    Uh, it’s not his fault that he has 3 aces ahead of him in the rotation. He’s performed great for us given his role on the team, and was key in our 2008 run.

    Give him a break.

  • Joe D

    Take your fucks about hockey and fuck yourself with them.

  • Jim Jackson Old Mustache

    long day saturday

  • Greenman!

    so who’s gonna be the first one to make gay San Fransisco jokes? I expect rainbow signs to be held up at the game.

  • 2nd schtreet phan in SD

    Brian Wilson prolly has wooly bear fans.

  • Kate

    I thought Joe dreams of cheeseburgers…

    My world is being rocked right now. :(

  • chris

    @59, a homophobe.


    @59: Fuck the Mets (the person, not the state of mind)

  • Greenman!

    ah ok I look forward to it meechton

  • The Hangover

    Cause we’re the 3 best friends that anybody can have!

  • I Speak To Lizards

    @21 – Good pic. Could be Heavy B or maybe Dutch in all of his glory on the set of DNL?

  • Phan Stuck in nyc

    ‘One of these things is not like the other . . .’ hahahaha. Omg, that is THE funniest photo I’ve seen in ages. Damn, that’s hilarious.

    (I give a fuck about hockey. Sheesh.)

    And, uh, apropos of “Fuck the Mets” — I was sent the little You Tube gem below today at work. Has anyone seen this yet? Very funny.

  • http://none joe (required)

    Nobody thinks this is kind of a cheap shot? He’s still our WFC pitcher. Seems a little lame to use that pic if you ask me.

  • J

    ha yeah. I saw this pic about a week ago and thought it was hilarious and well, appropriate.

    Another version with Big Roy standing straight up:

  • make this a shirt

    make this a shirt. please

  • Mich

    The only thing this pic is missing is Chooch with a big ice cream cone!

  • Cookie Monster

    One of these things is not like the others,
    One of these things just doesn’t belong,
    Can you tell which thing is not like the others
    By the time I finish my song?

  • rags to riches

    #69 looks like they have shunned joe blanton

  • rags to riches

    #67 hahaha yeah i saw it about 2 weeks ago…..its very legit

  • robert
    Caption Contest:
    “What hat? I don’t have a hat!”
    “You say this mythical cupcake is this big?”

  • Phan Stuck in nyc

    @Cookie Monster: I said that several posts above. But thanks for finishing the song for me!

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