via upload.wikimedia.org No excuse, other than the links pun and my countless drives down I-95. I especially like the "weiner" spelling.
Oswalt's Family Unharmed in Tornado
Not clear yet when he'll return, but with off days the Phillies can absorb a missed turn.
Ex-Phils pepper independent Atlantic League rosters
Lancaster, Camden, and the rest of the League kick off tonight.
(more after the break)
Elsewhere in Baseball:
Could the Braves Make a Run at Jeff Francoeur?
From a Phils' perspective, there is nothing but good news here.
Braves await word of punishment
Any comment would be superfluous (including that one, and in fact anything before the next period). Also, this Derek Lowe story was already linked by EREX21 in taco pal's Baseball Town article. Things have been better for the Bravos, but I fully expect them to be pain in the arse before long.
Bryce Harper off to a decent start
.323/.425/.645 (1.060 OPS) in 19 games, and .419/.514/.935 (1.449 OPS) in his last 10
Gratuitous WAR porn
The Phillies of the past 25 years
25th anniversary of a dominant pitching performance
I'd forgotten he struck out 20 twice in one year. List of all 18-K games here.
Predicting the Next Jose Bautista: Part I, Explaining HR Change
Bill Petti promises to foolishly predict the next Bautista in part 2
Ozzie Guillen tweeting after being ejected (link intentionally excluded)
ESPN loves the guy, like CNN with natural disasters and TMZ with Charlie Sheen