Other stuff happened yesterday in Phillies land, and I could talk about that, but it all seems pretty trivial now. Because there’s really only one thing to talk about this morning.
The baseball community mourns the passing of Dallas Green
Dallas Green made such an impact on so many people during his time with the Phillies, and it’s evident in the sheer amount of excellent writing and stories and heartfelt emotion that has poured out in the last 18 hours.
Jim Salisbury showed us all why he’s the best in the business with his piece about Dallas Green. If it doesn’t make you cry, your heart’s made of stone.
Larry Bowa couldn’t keep it together while talking about the man he called “a second father.”
David Montgomery shed a few tears of his own.
Jayson Stark wrote the forward to Green’s book “The Mouth That Roared,” called it an honor, and shared it on Twitter.
And John Finger came out of retirement to tell us about Dallas in Charlie Manuel’s office right after the Phillies won the 2008 World Series.
Tweet of the day
Yeah, I was gonna make this whole thing about Dallas Green, but Ben Davis farted out such a spectacular turd of a tweet that I had to share it.
The background music, horns, and bongos at Chavez Ravine are driving me crazy. Seriously, what the hell is it and why does it not stop?— Ben Davis (@bendaviscsn) March 23, 2017
He was watching the World Baseball Classic and he was hearing the Puerto Rican fans, who brought drums and noisemakers and horns. That’s what the hell it is, Ben. And it doesn’t stop because the fans are excited and supportive, and it also doesn’t stop because it’s awesome. Ben Davis is a square-headed fun-hating dumbbell and he’s unequivocally wrong about this.