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I am still in shock at the signing that brings Lee to the Phils, again…

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Cliff Lee has been traded to the Mariners in a 3-way deal that gives the Phillies Roy Halladay. I, for one, am upset at the lack of loyalty the upper management of the organization is displaying regarding last year’s ace.  What is a fan to do but cry foul over the trade?  On a personal level I am a huge fan of Cliff Lee. I admire his work ethic on the field and his sparse commenting off of the field. How can Ruben Amaro Jr. allow, nay, pursue such a thing? I guess the bottom line is Halladay will sign a multi-year deal while Cliff Lee’s agent will only allow him to sign a one-year deal thus allowing him to go after more money after a probable stellar year with the Phillies.

The only solace in such a deal is that the Yankees, Angels, Devil Rays, Mets, Red Sox or Dodgers did not land Lee. I feel for the guy though. He is left to rot in Seattle all year for a losing franchise. Maybe, just maybe, he will have a mediocre year and the Phillies can sign him in 2011. Stranger things have happened.

Michaek EK McCullough

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These two articles from the NYTimes have made me giggle. Not only does Yankee Stadium offer Cheesesteaks but that is probably what Cliff Lee and C.C. Sabathia ate for dinner so many months ago. Game 1 was incredible so we shall see how da Phils do in Game 2.

Two gastroenterologists discuss the finer points of mayonaisse and its’ relation to the Cheesesteak and the anti-aesthetic of said sammy:

http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/29/on-the-question-of-cheese-steaks/?hp

 

Oh and did you know there was a concession stand that sold Cheesesteaks in New Yankee Stadium?:)

http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/29/a-cheese-steak/

 

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Harry Kalas passed away today.  I remember having a little radio by my bed and listening to him call Phillies games while drifting off to Slumberland. This is a real shame. One of the best.  If there is a public viewing I am definitely going to it.

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So…

The Phillies won the World Series and we had quite a time!

I was up high for the action and it was worth every minute of my lunch hour.

Here’s hoping for another one next year.

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Today my beloved Phillies take the mound in the NLDS at Citizen’s Bank Park. Here is hoping that they can make it to the Series this year, or at least win one playoff game. I’ve been following them pretty closely this year, made it to 10 games, and still the bane of my childhood-1993 Joe Carter, you remember-haunts me. I learned from www.philliesnation.com that Mitch Williams of all people will be tossing the first pitch today. So much for shucking off the past.

But the team genuinely looks excellent this year, just that the starting rotation is unbalanced a little. Anyways I could be Dancing in the Streets come the end of October.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zhNSr7shNk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONGVPxbFENM&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXu9pVGDhn8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y-x2fWKbmo&feature=related

All right that last one is egregious but fun none the less, I heard this rumor about Bowie and Jagger…

More about the Phils later.

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Damn Yankees…

I Mean that Damn Steinbrenner.

While never having been to the Bronx or Yankee Stadium ( I’ve stood outside of Wrigley, if that counts at all) I am still fuming over the lingering destruction of the House That Ruth Built. Why oh why, more skyboxes my gut tells me.  But seriously they could at least let it stand. It would be a living museum where the Little League and College Championships could take place. Right?

All the baseball historian has left is Wrigley Field and Fenway Park as destinations of glory. This is the only place I feel comfortable ranting and here my rant will stay. So there it was the Apple in the Eye of the Big Apple. I’m sure seats from the stadium will be sold for an exorbitant sum.

While I watched the All-Star game last night I almost shed a tear over so much history on the chopping block. Oh well, C’est la vie say the old folks which goes to show you never can tell.

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