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Nationals 5, Phillies 2

Posted in 2015 Phillies on June 27, 2015 by wechslerh66

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Did you know…Pete Mackanin was drafted by Washington (the Senators, 1969)?

In other news: Domonic Brown is back from the minors.

​Other highlight: the 80 year old Jewish guy standing next to me trying to figure out where Nationals outfielder Matt den Dekker’s family name comes from. “Is it Swedish? German? …. were they Nazis ….??”​ (It’s Dutch for “the roofer.” So they were just colonizers.)


For Ryno

Posted in 2015 Phillies on June 26, 2015 by wechslerh66 Sandberg steps down as Phillies manager

I SHALL foot it
Down the roadway in the dusk,
Where shapes of hunger wander
And the fugitives of pain go by.
I shall foot it
In the silence of the morning,
See the night slur into dawn,
Hear the slow great winds arise
Where tall trees flank the way
And shoulder toward the sky.

The broken boulders by the road
Shall not commemorate my ruin.
Regret shall be the gravel under foot.
I shall watch for
Slim birds swift of wing
That go where wind and ranks of thunder
Drive the wild processionals of rain.

The dust of the traveled road
Shall touch my hands and face.

Carl Sandburg, “The Road and the End”

Phillies 9, Cardinals 2

Posted in 2015 Phillies on June 21, 2015 by wechslerh66

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Cardinals jerseys in the stands: GIBSON 45, ANKIEL 24, McGEE 51, FREESE 23, BELTRAN 3, MUSIAL 6, MOLINA 4 (both jersey & shirsey), HOLLIDAY 7 (ditto), VIÑA 4, WAINWRIGHT 50, SMITH 1 (Ozzie not Lonnie), WACHA 52, BROCK 20

Phillies jerseys in the stands (other than the usual UTLEY, HOWARD, VICTORINO, HALLADAY, LEE, RUIZ or CHOOCH, SCHMIDT, and the green shamrock McGRAW shirseys): PENCE, FRANCOEUR (seriously?), KRATZ (only a shirsey, but seriously?), BURRELL, THOME, DOC HALLADAY (shirsey), HOOCH 32 (not to be confused with CHOOCH), ROSE, MATTHEWS, IBAÑEZ (both a jersey & a shirsey), LIEBERTHAL, BAD DAVE (I didn’t ask)

Also: Andres Blanco is now 8 for 24 as a pinch-hitter with 2 HR in 2015. Blanco has now hit 3 HR in exactly 100 AB as a Phillie over two seasons and I’ve seen all 3 in person (see also: vs. Mariners off Leone, vs. Giants off Bumgarner).

Giants 7, Phillies 5

Posted in 2015 Phillies with tags , , , on June 7, 2015 by wechslerh66

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