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   1. GregD Posted: September 03, 2005 at 04:56 PM (#1595292)
When I first read Boswell's piece about how "lucky" the Nations were to miss our aces Lieber and Myers I chuckled a little. But looking at who we're actually sending out--two unknown quantities with some talent but no experience--he was dead on. If we win one of these two games, I'll count us as lucky and be satisfied. I have big doubts about Gavin tomorrow.
   2. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 03, 2005 at 05:34 PM (#1595344)
I'm heading to this game tonight, if anyone else is interested, I don't have tickets yet so no seat location, but if anyone wants to meet up ahead of time, I'm in
   3. Johnny Zen Posted: September 03, 2005 at 05:53 PM (#1595369)
On the bright side, Cormier won't be available for this series. That should save me some hyperventilating.
   4. I Love LA (OFF) Posted: September 03, 2005 at 06:06 PM (#1595392)
If we don't make it to the playoffs, you guys HAVE to make it. I hate the Astros, I loathe the Marlins and the Nats are going nowhere.
   5. GregD Posted: September 03, 2005 at 06:12 PM (#1595399)
Anybody have the updated BPro percentages? The Marlins scare me; I don't care what their schedule looks like.
   6. Honkie Kong Posted: September 03, 2005 at 06:44 PM (#1595425)
You know, I am kinad rooting for the phillies, now that it is between them, the astros and the marlins.
It will all depend on the head to head between the phillies and the marlins. They usually suck at that
   7. GregD Posted: September 04, 2005 at 12:17 AM (#1595999)
Godot, we're all waiting for you.
   8. GregD Posted: September 04, 2005 at 01:12 AM (#1596189)
Jimmy Rollins is history's greatest monster.
   9. PhillyBooster Posted: September 04, 2005 at 01:28 AM (#1596241)
Well. THat was disappointing.
   10. GregD Posted: September 04, 2005 at 01:47 AM (#1596293)
David Bell. America's Greatest Hero!
   11. PhillyBooster Posted: September 04, 2005 at 01:48 AM (#1596295)
So Burrell and Howard get back the runs they gave up through their errors and now its . . .

Wait! Clutch home run for David Bell!

The greatest baseball player in major league history!

Future Hall of Famer David Bell!!!

Future Hall of Fame third basemen will be known as "The Best THird Baseman since David Bell!"
   12. PhillyBooster Posted: September 04, 2005 at 01:54 AM (#1596301)
Excuse me.

I've calmed down a little now.

"David Bell. His value is above that of a replacement level third baseman -- if sometimes only marginally so."
   13. fuzzycopper Posted: September 04, 2005 at 01:56 AM (#1596304)
Jimmy Rollins is history’s greatest monster.

There needs to be a baseball version of Dante's masterpiece. Rollins belongs on a level with other players who never learn or otherwise will not listen to instruction. Steriod users can have their own level. Bat corkers could play pepper with each other on another. Down at the bottom would have to be Shoeless and The Hit King for their monetary indiscretions...
   14. GregD Posted: September 04, 2005 at 01:57 AM (#1596306)
So last week, Katrina approaches in full cat-5 fury in the Gulf, and America sends its only remaining asset--David Bell--to confront it. History's worst disaster against American's greatest hero. Who wins?
   15. fuzzycopper Posted: September 04, 2005 at 01:58 AM (#1596308)
Who wins?

Bell. Because he blows harder. (last few games excluded)
   16. fuzzycopper Posted: September 04, 2005 at 02:01 AM (#1596312)
Steriod

*sigh*
   17. GregD Posted: September 04, 2005 at 02:06 AM (#1596317)
I just thank God that Rollins, stubborn as he is, is no Corey Patterson. At least he's useful, even if he'd be a lot more useful batting about #7.
   18. GregD Posted: September 04, 2005 at 02:07 AM (#1596318)
The Bell line more than trumps the spelling error in my book, fc.
   19. KronicFatigue Posted: September 04, 2005 at 02:09 AM (#1596320)
Did nick johnson get hurt in this game?
   20. Old Matt Posted: September 04, 2005 at 02:10 AM (#1596321)
David Lives?
   21. Johnny Zen Posted: September 04, 2005 at 02:13 AM (#1596329)
Tie in the 10th? Looks like I missed a good one.
   22. Urban Faber Posted: September 04, 2005 at 02:30 AM (#1596348)
Did nick johnson get hurt in this game?

Yes, contusion of the right heel.

Geez, Patterson can't win, can he?

And a double off Castilla's glove.
   23. Johnny Zen Posted: September 04, 2005 at 02:30 AM (#1596349)
who are you and what have you done with my third baseman?
   24. PhillyBooster Posted: September 04, 2005 at 02:30 AM (#1596350)
David Bell for President!
   25. GregD Posted: September 04, 2005 at 02:32 AM (#1596352)
Fuzzycopper must withdraw his slander! Any rational person knows that David Bell could have disarmed Katrina without even buckling his belt!
   26. Johnny Zen Posted: September 04, 2005 at 02:32 AM (#1596353)
Ow. Ribs.
   27. Old Matt Posted: September 04, 2005 at 02:32 AM (#1596354)
I wanna se AJ Hinch!
   28. PhillyBooster Posted: September 04, 2005 at 02:33 AM (#1596355)
Um, can't we get a pitcher to pinch hit for Endy?
   29. Johnny Zen Posted: September 04, 2005 at 02:33 AM (#1596356)
I wanna see not Endy Chavez.
   30. Old Matt Posted: September 04, 2005 at 02:36 AM (#1596362)
Yeah, this game is over.
   31. Johnny Zen Posted: September 04, 2005 at 02:37 AM (#1596365)
Walk number 4 in 102 ABs as a Phil.
   32. fuzzycopper Posted: September 04, 2005 at 02:37 AM (#1596366)
Fear the pop up.
   33. GregD Posted: September 04, 2005 at 02:37 AM (#1596368)
Good thing Rollins chased that ball with the count already 2-0. Nice move, JR.
   34. GregD Posted: September 04, 2005 at 02:39 AM (#1596370)
Nice at bat, Jimmy. David Bell is capable of stopping Katrina's deadly wake and rescuing the suffering at Charity Hospital but he is not capable of teaching you how to hit. He is only human, after all.
   35. Johnny Zen Posted: September 04, 2005 at 02:40 AM (#1596371)
Yuck.
   36. Old Matt Posted: September 04, 2005 at 02:40 AM (#1596372)
First-pitch Lofton!
   37. Old Matt Posted: September 04, 2005 at 03:04 AM (#1596410)
Nice. Phils lose.

Not that it matters or anything.
   38. GregD Posted: September 04, 2005 at 03:08 AM (#1596416)
This one hurts.
   39. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 04, 2005 at 04:18 AM (#1596508)
A good game to enjoy, and a nice result. Enjoyed it
   40. GregD Posted: September 04, 2005 at 05:43 PM (#1596871)
So if nobody opens a Sunday chatter, can we just use this one?
   41. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 04, 2005 at 05:47 PM (#1596882)
Tradionally, you only use the same chatter if your team won the night before and no chatter is there, that's what Yankee fans ramble on about "Lucky Thread." Judging from what just happened with that homer, I'm thinking this isn't a lucky thread for the Phils
   42. GregD Posted: September 04, 2005 at 05:59 PM (#1596905)
Most definitely not a lucky thread. Maybe somebody up above can create a new one?
   43. HCO Posted: September 05, 2005 at 07:32 PM (#1598691)
On behalf of the city of Philadelphia, I would like to wish the best of luck to the Washington Nationals in the remaining innings of this game.

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