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Phillies Breakfast Links, August 20, 2009: Baseballtown, Prodigal Pedro, Shane or Whitey?

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Bill Conlin: Say Aloha to Phillies' best-ever centerfielder: Victorino
Wait, what?

 

Phillies' Manuel says Lee-Bako pairing isn't permanent
With results like this so far, maybe it should be.

 

$10M makeover planned for Reading Phillies park
I'm old enough to remember when that park actually had grandstand bleachers that were General Admission, and the horrid mascot "The Silly Phillie," who looked like a desiccated, water-stained Phillie Phanatic with advanced syphilis.

Phillies' Pedro Martinez embraces Mets and trip to face former team

I wonder exactly what effect "bulletin board material" could have on the Mets right now anyway.

At the old ball game -- in Yiddish

Tonight is Jewish Heritage Night at Citizens Bank Park. Joe Blanton will be referred to as Rugelach instead of Cookies. 

 

Dogs, Gabbard take drubbing from Reading Phillies
The Reading Phillies throttled the Portland SeaDogs 18-1 behind Yohan Flande.

 

Stutes on the fast track
Profile piece on Phillies' farmhand Mike Stutes.

 

Phillies' Pedro Martinez embraces Mets and trip to face former team
I wonder exactly what effect "bulletin board material" could have on the Mets right now anyway.

 

Make Frankie A Relief Ace
James over at Amazin Avenue suggests a new, more flexible role for Francisco Rodriguez. It's going to take a "revolution" of sorts to get teams to abandon the 9th inning closer model, unfortunately.