Some Tuesday Phillies Links for You, June 26, 2012: Chondromalarkey

"A wounded alpha lion, miserable, irritable." (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Marcus Hayes: Chase Utley eager to get back on the field for Phillies
There is found poetry all over this single-sentence-graf'd article.

Bob Ford: Phillies second baseman Chase Utley sounds confident he can come back
Because when people say they feel better, they should be held accountable.

The Times Herald - PHILLIES: Utley talks with media about his return

"I know that there’s some people who have given up on me, there are some people who have given up on this team," he added. "But I’ll be the first to tell you — I definitely haven’t given up myself. We’ve lost some games lately, but the majority of the games we’ve lost, we had a legit opportunity to win those games. All it takes is one good bounce to go our way and things will change."

Behold! The fallacy of the predetermined good bounce.

How much blame does Manuel deserve?
This thought consumes my every waking moment.

Charlie Manuel deserves little blame for Philadelphia Phillies' struggles this season | lehighvalleylive.com
See? The internet has an answer to every question.

A lot of good players will be on the block
If you have deliberately missed the thinking behind the "Hamels for Quentin" talk, I proffer unto you the first wobbly salvo of Silly Season.

Elsewheres

The Hall of wWAR: Updated for Baseball-Reference's WAR - Beyond the Box Score
Chase Utley futures up big in after-hours trading.

Marlon Byrd Shows PEDs Not a Miracle Cure | FanGraphs Baseball
You really have to figure that it's the guys on roster spots 21-40 who are all into this stuff.

Inserting Dick Allen’s Name Into Works of Literature | NotGraphs Baseball
In a world where roadside latrines become temples and shrines.

Phillies World Series hero keeping career alive with Riversharks | Courier-Post | courierpostonline.com
Easy transfer to the Broad Street Line.

The Wild Rumpus of the NL East

Colorado Rockies Get To Stephen Strasburg In 6th, Beat Washington Nationals 4-2 In Series Opener In Coors Field. - Federal Baseball
Only eight more unexpected game pickups like that, and the Phillies will be back in business.

Miami Marlins collapse in stunning fashion in loss to St. Louis Cardinals - Miami Marlins - MiamiHerald.com
Yadier Molina welcomes the Marlins to the hellishly shared basement of the division.

Mets Put Up Second Rate Effort in Second City - Amazin' Avenue
Alternate headline: Wind Causes Mets to Blow in Chicago

Minor Leagues

Now in 100-calorie snak paks (TM)! No need to jump, ya busher!

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