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Phillies Breakfast Links: June 12, 2009

Clearwater Threshers Cancel World Series Bobble-head promotion for rest of year because of the Tampa Bay Rays

The Clearwater Threshers have cancelled the Phillies World Series Bobblehead promotion for the remainder of the 2009 season. The Threshers are in violation of the Major League Baseball Agency Agreement which, in this instance, prohibits the promotion of the Phillies brand within the home television territory of the Tampa Bay Rays.


A Lesson Via Boston and Philly
The little brother cities have fingercuffed New York.

Mets, Yankees owned by division rivals
Nothing further.

MLB Network's first original series sounds promising

The MLB Network debuts its first original series Sunday, a reality program called "The Pen," which follows members of the Philadelphia Phillies in their bullpen. Narrated by former Phillies reliever Mitch Williams, "The Pen" follows members of the Philadelphia bullpen from the end of the 2008 World Series up to the All-Star Game. The series features Phillies relievers Brad Lidge, Ryan Madson, J.C. Romero, Scott Eyre, Clay Condrey, Chad Durbin, Gary Majewski, Jack Taschner, J.A. Happ and Chan Ho Park and bullpen coach Mick Billmeyer.


Phils-Red Sox series will run on electricity
I know he had some really lousy teams to manage, but wow, remember when Terry Francona was just a giant boob?

Phillies pass this road-trip test, but there is more to come
I want to pound the Red Sox so badly this weekend...

Recently-demoted Slayden lifts R-Phils with walk-off slam
Phillies 6, Thunder 3. Vance Worley went 6 inning, allowing 1 run on 5 hits.

IronPigs' Cervenak knocks in game-winner upon return
Drew Carpenter pitches nicely again.

Phillies reach agreement with second-round pick Kelly Dugan
Apparently toasted on the set of his dad's new film by well known Mets fans Kevin James, Chris Rock, and Adam Sandler. I feel so, so dirty about this.

Southeast Alaska athlete drafted by Philadelphia Phillies

Jim (Way) hails from northern New Jersey and as such has an innate disdain for all things Philadelphia. A big New York Rangers fan, Jim grew up hating the Philadelphia Flyers. But his perspective suddenly changed this morning, when the news came in that his son Matt had been drafted by the Phillies.

Excellent... one at a time, people.