Some Phillies Links for You, August 28, 2012: That old-fashioned coin we spurned

Luck is not chance—/It's Toil—/Fortune's expensive smile/Is earned—/The Father of the Mine/Is that old-fashioned Coin/We spurned— (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

Who are the likely Phillies call-ups in September?
I say: Diekman, Cloyd (he can take a Worley and/or Halladay start), De Fratus mmmaybe (my cooler head is also o.k. with shutting him down), Ruf, Pridie. You?

23 Reasons You Should Still Care About The Phillies
Nearly half of them good ones! There's way more going on with the bullpen during these last six weeks (and Kyle Kendrick) than meets the Eagles fan eye, but there's a backup quarterback controversy fire to stoke.

Could Ruf parlay storybook year into career with Phils?

In 45 games since the Eastern League’s All-Star break, Ruf has hit 21 homers.

Oooh Miss Scarlet, he so does give me the vapors!

Lindblom feels relieved | Courier-Post | courierpostonline.com
Nothing a huge bran muffin and a big cuppa black coffee can't fix, I always say.

Lehigh Valley IronPigs fall 1-1/2 games behind in wild card race after extra-inning loss to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre | lehighvalleylive.com

Just when you think you’ve seen everything in baseball, Monday night’s International League game at Coca-Cola Park had a 12th-inning skunk delay.

Unfortunately this is not elaborated upon, but when I was there Saturday night there's clearly a den of skunks living somewhere along the left field seats.

Phillies Notes: Schwimer late to report to triple-A Lehigh Valley
Really wish I understood what was really going on here.

Cooking with Phillies broadcaster Gary Matthews
Hope he adds all of the little things to cook that chowder up the right way.

Beasts of the NL Easts

Yasmani Grandal Provides The Offense as Braves Are Shutout By Casey Kelly, Padres - Talking Chop
Gah, should of started Grandal.

Nats' Jayson Werth, Davey Johnson rip Jim Riggleman
Now *this* is Natitude.

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