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Werth every penny

Posted by bdowd625 on October 22, 2009

As a Red Sox fan, I’ll admit, it’s awfully difficult to root for another team, even if that team is in the National League. But the product the Philadelphia Phillies are putting out on the field every night is downright impressive. When they won the World Series last year, I never imagined they’d be headed back again a season later. Boy was I wrong.

That lineup is just relentless. Anytime you can run Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Shane Victorino, Jimmy Rollins and Raul Ibanez out there, you’re going to have some success. Then, to top it all off, you add Jayson Werth into the mix and all of a sudden opposing pitchers are cowering on the mound. Werth has been an absolute beast lately (Yeah, I know he only had four hits in the NLCS, but three were for home runs). Every time he comes to the plate, I expect him to put one into the seats. Those are pretty high expectations for a guy who’s making an average of $5 million a year. Oh, how the Dodgers would love to have him back. Instead, their outfielder likes to shower before the games are even over. Oh Manny, you sucker.

So I hope the Phillies can keep it up and win their second straight title. The thought of listening to Yankee fans all over again makes me sick. (We get it, A-Rod is having a good postseason. It’s about damn time.) If Werth and the rest of his teammates can keep it up, I see them hoisting the trophy in six games. Let’s hope I’m right.


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Fatal distraction

Posted by bdowd625 on October 22, 2009


I’d be making that face if I were you, too, Steve Phillips. And if someone had blown the whistle on your little love triangle with fellow ESPN employee Brooke Hundley a little sooner, maybe you’d have been able to save face. But the fact of the matter is, as a prominent baseball analyst, you just can’t get away with pulling stunts like this, ESPECIALLY with someone that looks like her.  Not that cheating on your wife is something to be proud of in the first place, but with all the pull you have, I’d expect better.

Look I get it, the name Brooke Hundley just sounds hot. Like someone you’d find in the latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. But take a look at her up there, she’s better suited for Dove’s Campaign For Real Beauty. And to top it all off, she left your wife a letter disclosing the affair you two have had. Wow. Good luck bouncing back from that one.

I enjoy listening to your baseball analysis, I just hope this doesn’t mean you get tossed out of ESPN for good. That means we’d be left with only Joe Morgan for color analysis and I’d rather gargle nails before I put up with him.

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