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Some Tuesday Phillies Links for You, May 8, 2012: Seeing to it personally

Unspeakable. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
Unspeakable. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
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Jayson Werth: I’m motivated by Phillies fans - Nationals Journal - The Washington Post

I am motivated to get back quickly and see to it personally those people never walk down Broad Street in celebration again," Werth wrote.

NY Mets beat Philadelphia Phillies, closer Jonathan Papelbon on rookie Jordany Valdespin's three-run home run - NY Daily News

For the Mets, this all means that their own division has become more intense, and more even. "I don’t think there is any question that all of a sudden, there is going to be a dogfight," Collins said.

Crashburn Alley " Blog Archive " No Flashback for Halladay
The data-driven case for worriedly rubbing your hands together in a mild kind of way.

The Story Of The 40 Phillies Fans Who Took A Bus To Nationals Park (And The 38 Who Returned)
L'enfer, c'est les autres.

The Argument for the Fair-Foul Bunt | pitchers & poets
Juan Pierre's value would skyrocket if the fair-foul bunt were re-introduced.

N.L. EastBeasts

Cubs Hit Three Homers In Foggy Win Over Braves - Talking Chop
LaHair of the dog.

Fish Cap: Marlins 4, Astros 0 - Fish Stripes
I was thinking about a week ago that the Marlins can't really be as bad as their record. Seven wins later...

Minor Leaguers
Hey you. Grabba buckit -n- go pick up them b.p. balls after the jump.

Indianapolis blanks IronPigs, 4-0 -

Left fielder Dom Brown started in left field for the first time in five games and went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts. He is 3-for-21 in his last seven games. He also committed a first-inning error, his fifth of the season, to let in Indianapolis' first run

College grad Ruf makes impact for R-Phillies - Sports - Republican Herald
He don't need no water!

Threshers rotation full of talent, expectations | Clearwater Threshers News
Get to know your high-A hurlers. (h/t taco pal)

Clearwater 6, Charlotte 5
Anthony Hewitt keeps hitting, and hi there, Carlos Alonso.

Sand Gnats shut out BlueClaws | The Asbury Park Press NJ |
Combined one-hitter.