May Day Phillies Links for You, 5/1/13: The Machinery of Production is Oiled with the Blood of the Statheads

Whenever he eats a roster spot, it goes straight to his hips. - Jason Miller

Fresh off the horse-whipping the Indians gave the Phillies last night, here are stories of economic calamity, attempts at government central control, and the mirthless world of Delmon Young.

Delmon Young teaches us how to silence detractors — with a home run | Big League Stew - Yahoo! Sports

Delmon Young: He taught us how to stop laughing.

Can Delmon Young succeed in right field?
Without really trying? The poll you've all been waiting for.

Indians torch Phillies for seven homers in 14-2 rout - delcotimes.com
For you fans of syntax, here is a sentence that looks incomplete, but isn't:

The interleague game featured managers who had guided both teams.

Gov. Corbett: Company drug tests stymie job growth in Pa.
"The other area is, there are many employers that say, 'We're looking for people but we can't find anybody that has passed a drug test,' a lot of them," Corbett said. "And that's a concern for me because we're having a serious problem with that." ::looks askance at Chooch::

Major questions for flawed Phillies and one answer: ride it out - MLB - Tom Verducci - SI.com

The metaphor here being a punishing, life-threatening storm. But here is something to cheer you:

The Phillies haven't been the Phillies of annual excellence for an extended stretch. Since Sept. 10, 2011, and including a bad first-round playoff loss that year to a St. Louis team that won a dozen fewer games than Philadelphia, the Phillies are 103-110 (.484). That's a worse record in that time than that of the Pirates (100-105, .488).

Man Loses Life Savings Playing Carnival Game, Wins Giant Banana | TIME.com
The economy is rigged, comrade.

Billionaires Dumping Stocks, Economist Knows Why
Calamity, I tells ya.

NL Beasts:

One For The History Books: Tim Hudson Homers En Route To Win #200, Braves Demolish Nationals 8-1 - Talking Chop
Over at Talking Chop, they're waist-deep and open-mouthed over the big Huddy.

Mets vs. Marlins recap: Nothing to see here, move on - Amazin' Avenue
Could be worse. Could be a 5-game skid.

Corrupting the Minors:

Louisville beats IronPigs on grand slam. - mcall.com

Over his last three games Ruf is 8-for-13 (.615) with three doubles, three home runs, five runs scored and eight RBIs.

EASTERN LEAGUE: Workman, Thomas lead Portland past Fightins - The Mercury
Meh.

Threshers Throttled 5-2 by Miracle Tuesday | Clearwater Threshers News
It's really hard to play against a miracle team when you think about it. Dudes keep messing with the Gatorade.

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