Baseball Is Bad, Again

Welp. #Phillies have placed RHP Aaron Nola on the 15-day DL with a right elbow strain and recalled RHP Phil Klein from Lehigh Valley. — Phillies (@Phillies) August 3, 2016 Aaron Nola has been struggling on and off (mostly on) for two months now in ways that indicated something bigger was at play. The hope was that it was mechanical or mental, but the reality we’re now being presented with…

August 3, 2016

MLB Issues Ridiculous Defense Of Anti-Player Legislation

*Cracks Knuckles* Thursday, in response to the anti-player Save America’s Pastime Act proposed by some jerk in Congress and denounced by it’s no-longer-as-jerky co-sponsor a day after she was bombarded with negative reactions, MLB released a totally bogus statement siding with the legislation, that makes them sound like a bunch of freaking idiots. In my humble opinion. I’ll just walk us through the text, point by point, and tell you…

July 1, 2016

Is 2016 Offense Worst in Phillies History?

In a season once illuminated by a delightful yet fleeting month-and-a-half of overachievement, the Phillies uninspiring offensive attack has once again grabbed the headlines as they enter the meat of their summer schedule. Manager and resident mad scientist Pete Mackanin has done everything in his power to concoct a productive lineup, testing 68 different batting orders through the first 77 games. Who can blame him? The team’s recent streak of hot…

June 28, 2016

Baseball Is Bad

This is not good. Vince Velasquez just pulled from the game after throwing two 87 mph fastballs. Uh-oh. — Eno Sarris (@enosarris) June 8, 2016 The popular refrain around Vince Velasquez when he was a prospect was something along the lines of: “The stuff is excellent, but can he stay healthy?” And it looks like his health is back in question again. Prior to being removed from the game, Velasquez made…

June 8, 2016

Cole Hamels Is Basically Dead, Probably

Pitchers and catchers day! It’s the first sign in an otherwise desolate winter that sentient life exists, and occasionally throws a baseball. Players have lost some amount of weight and it might matter (it won’t)! Beat writers are tweeting grainy cell phone pictures of dudes doing stretches! Nothing can ruin this first great bump of baseball cocai- Hamels had biceps tendinitis. Could throw a bullpen in 10 days. Started throwing…

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