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A Few Phillies Links for You, Afternoon Delight Edition, June 22, 2010: Divine Spark! White Whale!

Phillies waiting  for return of their spark, Rollins. Yes! The joyful spark of hope and glory returns to the lineup. gaypanda)


European Anthem - Poetic English Translation from Original German (via

Transactions occurring as I type. Out in twitterland, it seems that Zagurski is getting a callup.

Bill Conlin: It's Biddle the Batboy with Phillies in the Gulf Coast League. Arr! From hell's heart, Bill stabs at metaphors:

The Phillies' GCL starter yesterday was a wiry righthander from Samana, DR, named Lisaberto Bonilla. He is 20 and out of the Academy, the Phillies' Dominican Summer League team. Last season he was 6-2 with a 1.41 ERA. "He has a chance to be a good one," D'Armas said. Samana is the whale-watching mecca of the Atlantic. Most of the whale population of the North Atlantic migrate there in the winter to Samana Bay, where they mate and do whatever large aquatic mammals do in warm waters.

Yesterday, Lisaberto had a whale of a fastball.

Phillies-Indians Preview. Warning: Unknown Pitcher (Mitch Talbot) alert tonight! Woop woop! See also our sibling site, Let's Go Tribe, during the midweek series.

Polanco maintains lead, but margin narrows. All-Star voting continues. Second place at 3B is not Scott Rolen.

Bob Ford: Phils in need of a dependable closer. Great, something else besides Cliff Lee for long-time listeners, first-time callers to propose the Phillies trade Domonic Brown for.

Dan Gross: It's Always Sunny at McElhenney's Tavern. Utley and Howard to appear in the show. Imagine the idea of a man-crush on Utley!

Phillies prospect Cosart wants to prove his worth. The story behind this Lakewood pitcher's signing.

Darren Daulton to be inducted into Phillies Hall of Fame. If anybody had any sense of humor, they'd schedule the ceremony in 2013.

NL East:

Federal Baseball: Nationals 2, Royals 1. Washington's six-game losing streak comes to an end.

Minors: Bocock sparks IronPigs' Rally over Norfolk. So! This really happened.

Threshers blank Manatees. The inscrutable Trevor May strikes again!