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No need to watch the game tonight.
« on: September 28, 2009, 06:44:29 am »
I'll be in Philly to see the game, compliments of "Houston".  I'm looking forward to seeing the kids play and Tejada finish out the greatest Houston SS offensive showing since Dickie Thon in '83.
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Re: No need to watch the game tonight.
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2009, 07:27:35 am »
I'll be in Philly to see the game, compliments of "Houston".  I'm looking forward to seeing the kids play and Tejada finish out the greatest Houston SS offensive showing since Dickie Thon in '83.

With a magic number of 3, at least we won't have to see those Phanatics celebrating on the field tonight.
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Re: No need to watch the game tonight.
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2009, 09:53:58 am »
I'll be in Philly to see the game, compliments of "Houston".  I'm looking forward to seeing the kids play and Tejada finish out the greatest Houston SS offensive showing since Dickie Thon in '83.

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Re: No need to watch the game tonight.
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2009, 11:29:04 am »
You need to something desperate to break the spell.  Where do you stand as far as the marriage vow thing?

Vow thing still holds pretty firm.  If you've seen my wife, you'd understand.

On the other hand, as a sacrifice, I could drive (ride) 6 hours roundtrip to go see a crappy team play uninspired ball at the end of a dismal season in a hostile environment and get beer thrown on me during a 55°F rainshower.
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Re: No need to watch the game tonight.
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2009, 09:46:55 pm »
Great game. Great company. 1st live Astros win. Woo hoo!
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Re: No need to watch the game tonight.
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2009, 10:52:12 pm »
Great game. Great company. 1st live Astros win. Woo hoo!
Congrats man! I really didn't think the matchup was in your favor at all. I guess this just goes to show that anything is possible.
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Re: No need to watch the game tonight.
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2009, 07:09:58 am »
Congrats man! I really didn't think the matchup was in your favor at all. I guess this just goes to show that anything is possible.

The Astros must be pretty good, since the Phillies won the World Series, the Astros are 5 - 0 against them.
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Re: No need to watch the game tonight.
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2009, 07:59:36 am »
The Astros must be pretty good, since the Phillies won the World Series, the Astros are 5 - 0 against them.

Indeed.  They played like world beaters last night.

Good game.  After a tough first where everything he threw was straight as an arrow, Bazardo really settled down.  Miggy was absolutely zoned in.  Berkman was off in deep thought somewhere and definately not "at" the game.  Manuel made some interesting choices (walk a right handed Berkman to get to Lee???).  I'm sure the call in shows in Philly are buzzing this morning.

Here's some pics:
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Great game, great time, great company.  It's good to get off the schneid.
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Re: No need to watch the game tonight.
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2009, 09:02:55 am »
Well done, das.  It's bad form not to tell us about the pre-game slumpbuster.  Let's hear it.
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Re: No need to watch the game tonight.
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2009, 09:07:10 am »
Well done, das.  It's bad form not to tell us about the pre-game slumpbuster.  Let's hear it.

We met a small handful of Astros fan there last night, but I was really disappointed in the Phillies' fans. Only a few of them got in our faces and they weren't really serious or angry. That's not the Philadelphia I've come to expect. Softies!
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Re: No need to watch the game tonight.
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2009, 09:24:27 am »
We met a small handful of Astros fan there last night, but I was really disappointed in the Phillies' fans. Only a few of them got in our faces and they weren't really serious or angry. That's not the Philadelphia I've come to expect. Softies!

I was surprised by that, too. I went to a pretty good number of the Astros-Phils games during my 3+ years there, always wearing Astros stuff, and never got more than the muffled, anonymous "Astros suck" while leaving the stadium after yet another Astros win (I was there 2004-07). I think as long as you're not a drunk, obnoxiously loud fan yelling "go Astros! Phillies suck!", they'll leave you alone.
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Re: No need to watch the game tonight.
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2009, 10:42:03 am »
I was surprised by that, too. I went to a pretty good number of the Astros-Phils games during my 3+ years there, always wearing Astros stuff, and never got more than the muffled, anonymous "Astros suck" while leaving the stadium after yet another Astros win (I was there 2004-07). I think as long as you're not a drunk, obnoxiously loud fan yelling "go Astros! Phillies suck!", they'll leave you alone.
No, they're too busy yelling "you suck" at their own players, especially super-utility guys who don't hit like MVP shortstops.
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Re: No need to watch the game tonight.
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2009, 11:44:54 am »
No, they're too busy yelling "you suck" at their own players, especially super-utility guys who don't hit like MVP shortstops.
None of that last night.  The only boos were for the Astros players, especially any with former Phillies ties.  I have to admit, the fans were engaged and rowdy in a positive way.  Even though the Phils were getting beat in the late part of the game, the fans were active, loud and still in the game.  The place was rockin' and they wildly cheered things like walks and tried to intimidate the opposing pitchers.  This said, it is unnerving to see a 20-something Phillies fan walk up to a 60+ year old guy in and Astros cap, get 3" from his face and shout at the top of his lungs, "YOU SUCK!!!!!!!!!" and walk away laughing with his buddies.

They do have a funny shtick though, heard it three separate times.  When they see someone wearing an Astros jersey, they say, "that's the ugliest Phillies jersey I've ever seen, it's misspelled and the colors are all wrong" in some form or another.

They had a video segment during one of the intermissions where they asked players and coaches what their "last meal" would be.  A fair number of peperroni pizza and juicey steak requests were heard.  The funniest was Bruntletts, "Anything wrapped in bacon".  Citizens Park A/V was outstanding.  Not too loud, not too obtrusive but just right to keep the fans engaged and get them riled up at the right time.
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Re: No need to watch the game tonight.
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2009, 11:52:48 am »
What did the streak end at? 20?
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« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2009, 12:14:09 pm »
What did the streak end at? 20?
If he's thinking about streaking, I say end that before it starts!
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Re: No need to watch the game tonight.
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2009, 04:50:58 pm »
If he's thinking about streaking, I say end that before it starts!
I am now 1-21, thankyouverymuch.  Time for the law of averages to kick in.....
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Re: No need to watch the game tonight.
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2009, 07:38:35 am »
I am now 1-21, thankyouverymuch.  Time for the law of averages to kick in.....

We'll call you Mark Lemongello. He thought that, too.
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« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2009, 09:59:10 am »
We'll call you Mark Lemongello. He thought that, too.

Next thing he knew, he was in Toronto, getting paid in loonies and toonies.

And, wow, Mark Lemongello.  That's pretty cold-blooded.  I sense some deep-seated animosity here.

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« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2009, 10:24:52 am »
Next thing he knew, he was in Toronto, getting paid in loonies and toonies.

And, wow, Mark Lemongello.  That's pretty cold-blooded.  I sense some deep-seated animosity here.

No animosity at all. In fact, I gave him a $70 ticket to Monday's game for the low, low price of $140!
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Re: No need to watch the game tonight.
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2009, 01:58:24 am »
I'll tell you what is worth watching again..

http://www.viddler.com/explore/RandyReady/videos/4/0
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