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Some Phillies Links for You, May 24, 2010: Bad Bats, Looking for Relief?

Joe Posnanski - Lima’s Time
Another fine entry from Joe Posnanski on the recently departed Jose Lima. Read it.

Phillies Notes: Offense buckles vs. knuckler
Remember that knuckleballs are really weird and can be really really hard to hit, especially for hitters who rarely see them. Sometimes you eat the bear...

Phillies want White Sox relievers?
Ruben, please don't make a panic trade. Bonus: "Should've kept Lee" reader comments at bottom!

Lidge aims for activation early next week
Well, I for one can't wait.

Do Phillies Have Chance to Get Oswalt?
Pllleeaaase, no more big prospect deals!!

Phillies Notebook: This is year when it all pays off for Phillies' Werth
Jayson Werth has played for this big payday and deserves it. Hopefully the Phillies can find a way for it to make sense within their budget.

New York Mets still have problems, but right now it's looking like Jason Bay isn't one of them
This is that adorable part of the season where the New York press anoints one of the Mets good players as a their New Overlord and raises him to a pedestal, only to knock him down when he hits a slump.

Dan Gross: A holiday with Ochocinco | Philadelphia Daily News

* "Hangover" star Zach Galifianakis hung out in the Phillies clubhouse before yesterday's loss to the Red Sox. The comedian spent most of his time there talking with Jayson Werth, Raul Ibanez, Brad Lidge and Greg Dobbs.

Does the Phillies clubhouse have ferns?

Minor Leagues: Colvin's strong outing leads Lakewood, 3-0 | Philadelphia Inquirer | 05/24/2010
Remember: Brody Colvin, Jarred Cosart, and Trevor May. Ruben will almost certainly be trading one of them this year for the likes of Will Ohman.  So when people ask, sound smart.

Mets 6, Yankees 4: Canadian Bay-con - Amazin' Avenue
The Mets take two-of-three in the Subway Series over the weekend (or, as I like to call it, "Hope a Giant Meteor Strikes the Stadium Series").

Pirates Defeat Braves on Ryan Doumit's Walkoff Homer - Bucs Dugout
Braves fall to the Buccos 3-2 in 10 innings.

Washington Nationals Walk Off On Josh Willingham's 10th Inning HR, 4-3 Over Baltimore Orioles. - Federal Baseball
Another NL East game, another walkoff winner.

Fish Wrap - Marlins 13, White Sox 0 - FishStripes
Wow, that's a paddlin'.