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Werthwhile catch, Utmost hit lead Phillies over Mets in 11 innings
If you didn't hear, awesome comeback win for the Fightin's last night. My favorite part was the look on David Wright's face when he saw Jayson Werth catch that ball. Looked like he was about to cry.


New York Mets' Mike Pelfrey has heated exchange with Philadelphia Phillies' Chase Utley -

"He's a guy that I look at who always takes his time in the box," Pelfrey said. "I don't know if he's thinking or what in between pitches, but I was ready to go, and he wasn't. ... And I was mad." It was a rare angry outburst from the mild-mannered Pelfrey, and one the Mets were happy to see.

I love how the Mets place such an emphasis on appearances and attitude and words and not, you know, winning baseball games.


Mets show Phillies lefthander Cole Hamels to be all talk
Notice a little something barely mentioned in this story? Oh yeah, WHO WON THE GAME YOU DOUCHELORD?!?!  Again, WORDS WORDS WORDS WAAAHHH HE HURT OUR FEEEEEELINGS!!!!

[HDTV] Flight of the Conchords - Hurt Feelings (Lyrics) (via sporadicmedia)

Poll: Yankees top team among NJ baseball fans | AP | 06/11/2009

"Fifty-two percent of adults polled said they were "very interested" or "somewhat interested" in Major League Baseball. Among those fans, 44 percent support the Yankees, 21 percent favor the Mets and 20 percent back the Phillies."

THIS JUST IN: Geography influences sports rooting interests!!

Stavisky lifts R-Phils
Former first round pick Joe Savery has his best outing of the season (6.1 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 5 K).


The Fightins " More Raul Ibañez Steroid Nonsense!
Great post by meech.  I agree with him for the most part, but I reserve a little more "blame" for Gonzo and Rosenthal for exploiting an issue that never would have been distributed very widely and using it as an opportunity to take potshots at bloggers. If the "Steroid Era" (ugh) has taught us anything, it's that basing rumors and feeding off innuendo based on a player's performance, particularly after 50 goddamned games, is ludicrous.  If you want to be taken seriously as a blogger/journalist, you need to be prepared to be called on accusations like that, even if they're just "hinted at" in the headline.


Johan Santana's 'protest' to be taken out OK with Jerry Manuel
For crying out loud... that must be the most fun clubhouse ever.