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Some Tuesday Phillies Links for You, August 23, 2011: Skid Marks, Waiver Wires and Bloggerz at War

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The Phillies:

Angel Pagan delayed in bathroom while on deck, New York Mets lose 10-0 laugher to Phillies
I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often. Or maybe it does, and the NY media isn't otherwise bored at a 10-0 game.

Skid-proof Phils can't be caught in NL East | Philadelphia Daily News | 08/23/2011
John Smallwood clearly doesn't do the Phillies' laundry. Thus concludes our scatalogical portion of today's links.

Even with 100 wins, Phils aren't a lock to win Series | Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/23/2011
"People look at you funny when you say any team can beat you in a best of five," said Smoltz, "but it's almost true."

Phillies notes: Updates on Rollins, Ibanez, Thome
Chances of landing Thome? Well, Jim Thome is neither slim nor a nun. (Discuss.) Heath Bell was also waived.

Phillies Will Finish on the Plus Side | BoopStats | 08/22/2011
Should of been longer! /Bowa rage'd

Bloggerz at War
Link is to TGP blogger emeritus Matt Swartz's Twitter fight with Kyle somebodyorother from Crossing Broad.

Extending Cole Hamels, Part II | Brotherly Glove
Corey Seidman takes a look at a potential Hamels contract, now that Jered Weaver dun got payed (link h/t WholeCamels).

The Baseball:

Why I Write (About Baseball) | pitchers & poets
After you get your blood all angered up about Twitter warriors measuring and holding themselves, read this. When you finish, clickit.

With the World Series Champs in a Slump, a City Suffers -
With a mention and a link in the New York Times, McCovey Chronicles' resultant page hits prove that Grant Brisbee is a sexy blogger.

The Luckiest Pitches in the Majors this year. - Beyond the Box Score
Hamels, Oswalt, Worley: lucky (ducks)?

The Division:

Braves Take Fifth Straight, Beat Cubs 3-0 - Talking Chop
Jurrjens gave up 8 hits and 5 walks in 6.1 innings and still managed to shut out the Cubs. For those of you keeping track at home, that's five straight wins for the Braves, who have won seven of their last eight games.

Diamondbacks 1, Nationals 4 - Sedona Reds Skinned By Washington - AZ Snake Pit
D-Backs' lead in the NL West down to one game.

The Minors:
Separate from the boys and follow me after the jump. If you want to play up a level next year, it's this week or nothin', pal.

The Fightins " Larry Greene meets (and gets roasted) by the Phillies
I can't imagine being 18 and hanging with the Phillies. It'd have been way awkwarder than this.

Phillies expected to sign top Venezuelan prospect
Life just feels better with a Venezuelan outfileder prospect. Welcome, probably, Carlos Tocci.

Is Pence trade paying off for Astros' new prospects? | Philadelphia Daily News | 08/23/2011
What counts for rigorous follow-up these days.

Baseball: IronPigs blanked by Indianapolisl -
Slowly sinking in the IL playoff hunt.

EASTERN LEAGUE: Clevlen, Ramirez lead R-Phils past New Britain -
Carlos Rivero: Eastern League player of the week!

Lakewood 4, Delmarva 2
Zach Collier and Lisalberto Bonilla: Baseball friends, 2015?

Cutters move 1 back in division with win - | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information - Williamsport-Sun Gazette
Lino Martinez, not with his best stuff, jammed the Jammers.