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03/26/2006 Archived Entry: "Phillies Journal - 2006"

Phillies Journal- 2006

PHILLIES JOURNAL 2006

by Max Blue

CLASSIC WORLD BASEBALL

I didn't plan to watch the whole thing, but there I was at 1 A.M. - Japan -10, Cuba -6. It was a classic all right. There was a lesson for all when the Cuban team lined up to offer congratulations to the Japanese at the end. Dare we imagine that Baseball is ahead of the curve in setting the standard for International peace? And I guess we no longer can claim that the best baseball in the world is played in the U.S.

Except of course at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia where in a short two weeks the Phillies will unveil the 21st century version of Ruth and Gehrig Howard and Utley.

March 21, 2006

Replies: 3 comments

Can't remember the last time I stayed up till 1 a.m. to watch a ballgame. Andy wants to go to Scout Day with the Phillies on April 9 -- I'm going to propose such an outing at Scout Parents' meeting tonight. I'd like to see the 21st century equivalent of Ruth and Gehrig.

Posted by Katie @ 03/27/2006 04:01 PM EST

It was a sad day when the CHI SOX sent Aaron Rowand packing from the team that had just won the World Series but the transfer was mitigated somewhat by acquiring Big Jim Thome from the Phillies. The problem is that Thome has been on the groaning bench much to much in the past year or so and this Spring he has played even less.
What a ray of sunshine when I opened the Chicago Tribune this morning and read the Thome sent the first two pitches he saw off KC's Kyle Snyder over the fence and went 3-for-4 to lead the way to a W in one of the SOX's rare Spring training wins.

Posted by Mick Pope @ 03/27/2006 10:51 AM EST

Hope springs eternal
that the ball, infernal,
will bounce internal...

~jaybird~

Posted by ~jaybird~ @ 03/26/2006 07:42 PM EST

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