English Springer wrote:A blowout after the Dodgers had their chances..oh well, the Phillies deserved to win and will be trouble for the AL team...
I hope so. This year is gonna be crazy.
Nickrober wrote:Congratulations Veronis. They made it farther than I expected (or wanted) them to.... which has brought me to an all time low point, brought me to say this... Go Yankees!!!
Thanks Nick and Dave. I really hope the Yankees finish off the Angels. The Yankees and Phillies are old old rivals, and the Mets are the Phillies' current big rival, so with the Yankees fans plus all the refugee Mets fans filling the stadiums, it would make for a very interesting world series.
Any of you guys keeping up with this thread have a favorite baseball player? Tell us who and why.
Jayson Werth (the guy with the grunge rocker soul patch
) is my favorite player and he hit two homers last night, a 3-run and a solo, so I'm ecstatic about the results of last night even moreso. I was wearing my Irish Phillies Werth shirt too (Phillies shirt with a shamrock on it - I'm Irish on both sides of my family).
Why do I love Werth so much; because he's a power hitter? Actually, his game skills have very little to do with it, but it would be hard to cheer for a benchwarmer I suppose.
1) About a month or two ago he hit a foul ball into the stands and a guy got it, and handed it to his very young daughter while the crowd cheered. She, not understanding the significance, threw the ball into the field. Her father looked like he just got struck by lightning for a second, then he smiled and hugged her. After hearing about this, Werth personally sent them a baseball that was autographed by the entire team.
2) In his own words, he's "just glad to be playing" when he was asked about his signing with the Phillies in 2006/2007 - he had a near-career-ending bnroken wrist injury in early 2006 while playing for the Dodgers and was picked up by the Phillies after that season as a FOURTH right fielder; he worked hard to get himself into shape and now he's a starter. Charlie Manuel believes in him, and even after being 1 for 10 at bat in the series, Manuel kept him in the game. Good thing he did.
3) He loves fishing.
4) He looks like a guy I would have hung out with in high school (and I could have - he's 1 month and 20 days younger than me).
5) He is a great ball player.
Carlos Ruiz is my second favorite; when I played baseball I was primarily catcher.