Some Tuesday Phillies Links for You, May 15, 2012: In the year, 2,000; sneaking in, solemn anniversaries

One of only 269 men. Eleven more hits and he ties Gary Matthews! Continued success, Placido! Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Two Grand, The Polanco Way
Also, the next game Polanco plays for the Phillies will tie how many he played with Detroit. Huh.

Forget Brandon Inge; letting Placido Polanco go was Tigers' worst mistake | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com
Funny, I thought letting him go was the Phillies' worst mistake.

Phillies Notes: Phillies' Pierre making the most of his chance

"It's hard not to play him," Manuel said.

.290 and steals! This was all foreseen!

90th anniversary: Last time the Phillies franchise at sea level
The first two months of this season have been brought to you by the Phillies Historical Society. (h/t Todd Zolecki)

The fine Philly tradition of sneaking into events - Philly.com
My friends still talk about buying tickets from "Eric," who in turn led us through a narrow opening between a concrete column and a metal fence at the Vet. What a bunch of suburban rubes we must have looked like. were.

NL BEasts

Bryce Harper Hits First MLB HR, Washington Nationals Beat San Diego Padres, 8-5. - Federal Baseball
didja hear? didja hear?

Reds Rally In The Eighth Against Venters, Braves Fall 3-1 - Talking Chop
Usually reliable Jonny Venters has been unusually unreliable.

All Squeezes Great and Small: Batista and Frank Frank Fail to Implode in Mets Win - Amazin' Avenue
El poeta strikes again!

Rod Barajas, Pirates Pitchers Lead Bucs To 3-2 Win Despite Bad Baserunning Decisions - Bucs Dugout
C'mon Phillies. If the Pirates can snap off a 3-game winning streak, so can you.

Minors

OK you college boys, figure out your little dance routine in the van. Links after the jump.

IronPigs hang on to split with Louisville - mcall.com
Dom Brown resembles Matt Kemp in a hamstring'd kind of way. #unfair

Pettibone strong again despite tough-luck loss
Bryce Brentz! Grr!

Dunedin 4, Clearwater 3
Cody Asche is now riding the 3B prospect train! woo woooooo

Bundy goes five innings but Shorebirds fall 4-1 to BlueClaws | The Daily Times | delmarvanow.com
Colin Kleven, everyone!

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