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  1. What is this Mascot?

    Aug 2, 2006, 5:33 AM EDT

    On part of our recent road trip to California, The Birdman encountered this mascot in San Diego.  The Padres real mascot is a swinging friar.  There was a red one of these guys running around the stadium as well.  How many mascots does a team need?

  2. WATN: Bobby Abreu

    Aug 1, 2006, 10:34 PM EDT

    Abreu made his debut tonight for the Yankees going 0-3 with a base on balls and a run scored. Jayson Stark’s most recent writings over at ESPN will make you depressed.  Some lowlights: Now presenting the most lopsided deadline deal of this millennium: Abreu and Lidle for four guys the Yankees already have forgotten they…

  3. Arthur Rhodes may be a scrub, but Cory Lidle is still a scab

    Aug 1, 2006, 4:05 PM EDT

    Cory Lidle left town, and much like Billy Wagner last summer, criticized the Phillies clubhouse attitude.  Well Arthur Rhodes, who stinks just as much as Lidle this year, wasn’t too happy about it and fired back at Cory: "He is a scab," Rhodes said. "When he started, he would go 51/3 innings and (the bullpen)…

  4. Jaworski last week, Enrico this week

    Aug 1, 2006, 2:05 PM EDT

    AOL Sports Bloggers Live is a weekly show put on by a number of guys from the AOL Network of Sports Blogs.  They have a weekly show on Mondays and have guests ranging from Roger Clemens and Mike Schmidt to Jerry Rice and Jim Brown or Dwayne Wade and CWebb.  On their show last week,…

  5. Chasing Jimmy

    Jul 31, 2006, 11:10 AM EDT

    Chase Utley has been a hitting machine as of late.  He hit in his 30th and 31st consecutive games yesterday putting him in second place on the Phillies hitting streak list with the great "Big" Ed Delahanty.  Big Ed was no joke either: he was killed in a freak accident when he was swept over…

  6. Bobby & Sal, Together at Last

    Jul 30, 2006, 11:48 PM EDT

    If you look at the players involved in the trade the Phillies made on Sunday with the Yankees, you would think the Bronx Bombers saw the Phillies as the little kid in the candy shop.  The Yankees got an All Star right fielder in Bobby Abreu and a starter in Cory Lidle who will have…

  7. The Black Hole is No More

    Jul 29, 2006, 12:21 PM EDT

    In a move that would lead you to believe the Phillies may have a busy next few days, David Bell was traded to the Brewers. Beerleaguer: Symbolically the biggest deal since the Jim Thome trade, the Phillies’ starting third baseman for the past four seasons was traded to Milwaukee for a 22-year-old reliever last night.…

  8. How NOT to Help Your Negotiation

    Jul 28, 2006, 8:37 AM EDT

    The Eagles first round draft pick, Brodrick Bunkley, has been holding out of camp due to an inability to come to contract terms with the Eagles.  While trying to show he is worth the money, Bunkley seems to have gone and gotten himself in a bit of trouble. According to a report late Thursday night…

  9. WATN: Sal Fasano

    Jul 27, 2006, 8:52 AM EDT

    Our boy Sal made his first appearance with the Yankees last night.  Good to see his attitude hasn’t changed much.  NY Times, final item: The quote of the day came from new catcher Sal Fasano, who joined his seventh major league team in six years: “You’re just an animal sometimes, and you go from zoo…

  10. Donovan Loves him some Ropa Vieja

    Jul 26, 2006, 1:29 PM EDT

    I got an email from asking to help promote tourism by linking to Donovan McNabb’s list of places to hit on your visit to Philadelphia.  Donovan is apparently a big fan of Old City, "but if it’s the weekend, try to make reservations! Old City is one happening neighborhood."  Donovan loves Bluezette for it’s…

  11. California Road Trip Recap

    Jul 26, 2006, 12:53 PM EDT

      Pacific Coast Highway    Originally uploaded by emc303. The road trip we took, which in part followed the Phillies from San Francisco down the coast to San Diego, turned into an enjoyable vacation more than a Phillies road trip.  We did catch 2 games in San Fran and part of a game in San…

  12. Stephen A: Master of the Obvious

    Jul 26, 2006, 10:18 AM EDT

    With news of Billy King telling Allen Iverson that he will be suiting up for the Sixers next year, Stephen A. Smith writes perhaps the easiest column ever to pen: "Stuck in neutral: Sixers are a hopeless mess."  Smith says he thought A.I. would be "using his mercurial, tailor-made And1 repertoire for the benefit of…