I know you thought you were
going to hear about some wedding, sorry to disappoint, just another
‘quickie’ blog.

Did you ever have one of
those weekends where you wanted some peace and quiet after a work
consumed week, yet a favor was needed by someone and you new the only
right thing to do was do the favor. The only reason you were the one
selected to complete the favor task, was because you were the only one
they knew who, could or would, do what they wanted for free and you knew
this yet still felt obligated to do it.

Well that’s how my weekend
went and the favor became more consuming than the work week, I guess
here’s my gripe, they want it for free, but they want it done in a way
that they know they could not even closely afford, if they had to pay
for it to be done, and they want it in a third of the time that it would
take if they had to pay for it. Yeah irritating, but you still do it,
and you still smile, and you still accept the comments that are only
made by someone who has no idea of what goes into doing what you have
just done for them. Why because it’s a close relative of that someone
special in your life and you know you can’t say anything derogatory if
you still want your super cooked, your clothes laundered and you house
kept clean.

How does this relate to
baseball, well, because I had to miss some important parts of my normal
baseball routine. I still managed to get enough to see a few things that
went down, so here is how I got the…"Something OLD, NEW,



John Smoltz on the mound
as a starter for the Cardinals, not that he’s that old, but the
thing that struck me was the way he moved around and acted out there,
you would have thought he was OLDer than Jamie Moyer.



Eric Bruntlett, has really sucked
this year, I was one of those saying he should be released, replaced, or
just sent down to the minors. Well he played Sunday and it was like a
NEW lease on life, he got 3 hits and seemed to be okay on defense, made
a couple of errors of judgment, then to end the game surprised everyone
by completing an ‘unassisted triple play’.



Pedro Martinez, I know I have
mentioned this guy a few times lately, but I think I have made up my
mind now. I believe Pedro is on ‘BORROWED’ time, he started to show it
during the first 2 or 3 innings Sunday, had he not gotten the run
support and if Citi Field didn’t have a large outfield, I believe he
would have given up a lot more runs,  he will prove me right,
before has completed 6 starts of 6 innings.



The LA Dodgers come
under this heading at least 3 times, the obvious, just because they have
it posted around the stadium Dodger BLUE, also because the guy that
should be doing Gieco commercials in left field, obviously found, it
wasn’t so easy for a caveman in the 6th inning Sunday and let a ball go
through his legs, which ultimately led to the Cubs scoring and winning,
which left these guys seeing BLUE, and if that wasn’t enough, 2 months
ago they had a 10 game lead over the Rockies and were being, classed as
the prime candidates for the NL team in the World Series, now heading
into Colorado, there is a chance, if the Rockies beat the Giants
, that the Dodgers could depart Colorado tied with them for
first in the NL West, which will, if it isn’t already leaving them
feeling BLUE.

I, like the Phillies
head into a week with a full schedule, have to wonder what will happen
this week and what will next weekend bring, only time will tell and that
thing, time, no one can stop.


18 Comments on “Something OLD, NEW, BORROWED, BLUE…”

  1. TribeTed says:

    The Phillies are looking good. And with Pedro and Jamie Moyer trying to top each other, I would be scared to be in their division. The phils’ offense is just getting better and better. Good luck. 🙂 I have a new post up.

  2. matttan7 says:

    I think the Eric Bruntlett Triple Play unassisted is the talk of the town here in New York. Radios and television shows talking about that play non-stop. I’m like come on, get a move on already! John Smoltz is sure impressive with the new Cardinals.

    Matthew Tan

  3. TribeTed says:

    It almost seems as though the NL is easier to pitch in (Ex. Cliff Lee went over and is 4-0, I haven’t seen the outcome of today’s game, and Smoltz had a good start for the Cards.) I guess it is the hitters? Or maybe they haven’t seen him for awhile? IDK you tell me..

  4. redstatebluestate says:

    Okay, got it. So when do we get to try and catch the garter belt? What? You want me to make a toast? Okay:
    The Phillies are great, they win games with the dinger,
    Yet the Braves are hot, the Marlins the stinger.
    I wish I could tell ya, Philly will go all the way,
    But the Cardinals stand in front, hip hip hooray!
    On the real. And by the way, I spent the whole weekend in Louisville, KY doing the same type of thing as you. I feel ya, Peter.

  5. Jane Heller says:

    I know the feeling too, Peter – a bit frustrating when people come to you for a favor and you can’t say no and yet they have no clue how much work and time and energy it’s taking you to do the favor! Grrr. Just think what good karma you’re getting!

  6. ibleedpinstripes says:

    Quirky post, I liked it! All the points you mention are certainly ones to think about. I was shocked how well Smoltz pitched. I guess he liked the National League better! As far as Pedro, well, you know how I feel about him. That Bruntlett play was insane – it happened so fast it was like you didn’t know what hit you! And the Dodgers… well let’s just say the Cubs are in for it.

    – Lisa

  7. devilabrit says:

    Ted- the Phils offense still has room to get hotter…

    Matt- The media do love repeat themselves over and over again…

    Jeff- Maybe you had a worse weekend…being in KY…yuk… and we all know toast have unrealistic endings….LOL

    Jane- If only Karma could be banked and spent later…

    Lisa- Smoltz will show his real self sooner rather than later and get knocked around like he did in the AL…


  8. TribeTed says:

    You are right Peter, the Phillies offense can still get hotter, and with Cliff Lee, oh lord Cliff, you guys are unstoppable. He is 5-0 with a .68 ERA. How about that for Cy Young? I think he could make a run for it.

  9. rrrt says:

    Ah, Eric Bruntlett. My husband and his colleagues think that a new level of batting mediocrity should be called the “Bruntlett Line”, which for awhile seemed to be around .130 or so (before the three-hit game). And the triple play, wow! We were watching the ninth inning, and yelling at the TV to get Bruntlett out of there after the two misplayed balls, when bam! unassisted triple play! I always love when they show the dejected Mets fans in the stands, and there were a lot of them after that.
    Rants, Raves, and Random Thoughts

  10. devilabrit says:

    Ted- Cliff Lee the 2009 NL Cy Young winner… possible, but think maybe a couple of other pitchers may complain…

    Sue- I like the idea of a “Bruntlett Line” and yep I was also screaming to get him out and put Utley in…strange how things that Charlie does does sometimes pays off…


  11. redstatebluestate says:

    I don’t know… Jesus sure is lovin’ the Redbirds in 2009…

  12. raysfanboy says:

    I know what you mean about the favor thing. You want a little “me” time and you end up giving all that to somebody else. Not fun. That triple play the other day sure was fun, though. Wow. Very cool. And I will be surprised if Pedro totally breaks down before the end of the year. I think he’s still going to give you guys some solid innings before it is all over.

  13. carolmwl says:

    Wasn’t that triple play just too amazing? And you’re right, it’s like Bruntlett was suddenly reformed.

    I liked when Charlie quipped that maybe he’d have to move Cliff Lee further up the lineup. =) heh.

  14. carolmwl says:

    Wasn’t that triple play just too amazing? And you’re right, it’s like Bruntlett was suddenly reformed.

    I liked when Charlie quipped that maybe he’d have to move Cliff Lee further up the lineup. =) heh.

  15. mattpeas says:

    what a first game! good luck in the rest of the series but i’m so proud of teh bucs right now. im sure cole will have his way with the bucs tomorrow

  16. southernbelle says:

    Peter: I like this post. I still can’t believe the whole triple-play-to-end-the-game thing. It’s like a storybook ending. Well, not really. -Virginia

  17. crazy19canuck says:

    Heya Peter!
    Been busy lately, but hope you and your Phillies are doing well! Congrats on the win tonight. Do it again! And that triple play was totally awesome. Just don’t try that against us, ok? LOL!

  18. phillies_phollowers says:

    This team is going to drive me to drink…seriously. Ugh. Disaster in Pittsburgh this week!


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