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Some Phillies Links for You, June 1, 2010: Price of Perfection, Punch Plunk

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Braves Top Phillies to Move Into First in N.L. East - NYTimes.com
17 fans celebrate.

Phillies' Werth takes a seat amid his cold streak
But they're basically all crummy right now.

Exciting time for fans of Philly teams - mcall.com
This is probably the wrong morning for this particular article.

Paul Hagen: Some theories on Phillies offensive slide | Philadelphia Daily News | 06/01/2010

"Let me put it to you like this. It seems like a long time since I saw us score 5, 6, 7, 8 runs," the manager said. "If you watch one of our games, most of the time we're going to score five runs or better. Five runs is kind of what you expect. And all of a sudden we have trouble scoring one run."

Marlins selling unused tickets from Halladay's perfect game | Philadelphia Daily News | 06/01/2010
OK I'll be honest, I'm thinking about it.

In Ed we trust? - Corpus Christi Caller-Times

When then-Phillies GM Pat Gillick spoke after the Phillies victory over Tampa Bay (not-so-shocking coincidence), he thanked Ed Wade (a classy, yet ominous nod). I’m not saying Wade purposely helped them win it all, but he got taken in that deal and it didn’t look any better when Bourn struggled heavily that season.

My reading of Gillick's tip-of-the-cap to Ed Wade is different from the author's, it seems.

Mets never close to firing Manuel - Sports Rumors - MLB  - Yahoo! Sports
Great news!

Bill Lyon: Halladay was in perfect control | Philadelphia Inquirer | 05/30/2010
Just in case you missed it, Bill Lyon knocks it out. He is still the voice of contemporary Philadelphia sports.

BlueClaws' offense explodes in win over Shorebirds
Are any of them available for work in the big leagues?

Padres murder Mets 18-6. - Gaslamp Ball
The "punchless" Padres beat up on Hisanori Takahashi. Remember that guy? Phillies couldn't touch him?

Brewers 5, Marlins 13 - Brew Crew Ball
Not a lot of nail-biters in the NL East on Monday...

Washington Nationals Pound Houston Astros, 14-4 In Minute Maid Park. - Federal Baseball
Everybody hits! Except the Phillies! Woo-hoo!