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Phillies Breakfast Links: June 16, 2009.

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Gordon's advice put Phillies' Madson back on track
So is the mystery of Ryan Madson's increase velocity finally solved? A creepy desert road trip with Tom Gordon? Did Hunter S. Thompson write about this guy?

Reading's Savery beats Harrisburg to improve to 8-1
Reading lefty Joe Savery allows just one hit in six shutout innings.

Charlie is great , but his TV show is not
I live outside the region so I didn't see it. Is it that bad?

Phils' Jamie Moyer Hosts "Celebrity Waiters" Event
Another smooth move by the Moyer Foundation.

Interleague play not kind to Blue Jays
The Toronto Blue Jays are winless thus far in 2009 in Interleague Play. Unfortunately, my advanced statistical model says that "they're due."

Rich Hofmann: Phillies' Utley an old-school player in modern times
Just once I wish there could be a puff piece about Chase Utley that just talks about how awesome he is at baseball without going into how "gritty" he is, or that he's a "throwback," or all of these other reverse-racially tinged phrases.

Three Phillies among NL All-Star leaders
Second baseman Chase Utley is the leading vote getter among all National Leaguers; Raul Ibanez and Jimmy Rollins lead at their respective positions. Rollins should abdicate...

Building character
On sports mascots, featuring David Raymond.

Chan Ho Park Closing In on Asian Win Record
What a great day that will be.

McCaffery: Charlie says arms not good ’n plenty
Okay, I just read this and I have no idea what it said. Help?