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 |
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 -
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.


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

IronPigs hang on to split with Louisville -
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 |
Colin Kleven, everyone!

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