Twin Killing Weekend …..

– PhilliesOutside –

As we end a week that has seen the ‘anti-hot’ Phillies
take 2 from 3 off the New York Yankees,
one of the hottest AL teams of the month, we move into the weekend where a
number of people will enjoy the celebrations of Father’s Day or is it Fathers’
Day
, it doesn’t really matter, it’s a day to celebrate fatherhood, or it
could be a day to acknowledge that back in 1916 congress saw the future, it
maybe the only time that evidence points in that direction, but it’s true. In
1916 congress resisted the urge of President Wilson, and would not make Father’s
Day
an officially observed day in fear that it would be ‘commercialized’ didn’t
see that coming.

This weekend sees the Twins in town,
nope, not referring to Jedward, okay no one was thinking that because
like me you probably didn’t have a clue who they were, but if you ‘google’
them you’ll be glad the man in your house doesn’t have them calling him ‘DAD’
or that there not calling you ‘DAD’. It’s possible you may think
they look okay, or you may find them amusing in a sick kind of way, but that’s
probably because there not your kids. If ever there was a case for free
contraception these would get the staring role, these are simple product of an
age where a Playstation or an X-box was the mainstay of parenting and probably
the parents main means of exercise and entertainment, since these two are
obviously a product of the parents secondary means of entertainment or maybe
even an entertainment mishap.

Loose
as a connection as it may be these two are twins and the Phillies
are hosting the Twins this weekend, Friday
got off to a good start with what can only be described as a ‘Twin
Killing’
, after having had the worst month of the clubs history, well it
seemed that way, for the second straight game they got to the starting pitcher
early and knocked in enough runs to get them through the rest of the game for
the win. Staying with the twin format, for the second time this week the Phillies
hit back 2 back home runs, but it was the break out of the Howard Twin
that was the best event of the night, Howard went 4 for 4, 2 homers, a Triple
and a Double, he was a single away from the cycle, but honestly I’ll take the twin
homers
over a single and a homer any day.

The Phillies ended the evening with a 9-5
win, that was attributed to Blanton, who turned in a good start, throwing
5 shut out innings, until eventually surrendering to the power of the Twins
in the 6th and 7th innings, ending his outing on 7 hits and 3 runs.

Let’s
hope the Phillies can continue this
onslaught of new found energy and synchronized hitting and move on from the ‘anti-hot
period into a much more pleasing ‘anti-cold‘ phase or just a plain old scorcher.
For me this weekend will be a time to remember times past with my father,
the picture is 1973, that’s me, my dad and his mum.

It’s a time to share moments, even if they are via satellite, with my kids
and a time to enjoy hearing how my eldest son is preparing for his step up to
fatherhood, expected to occur sometime this coming September. We have already
sent the first round of Phillies baby
clothes to England to aid my future ‘grandson’ in making those
monstrous decisions as to what teams to follow and what colors to wear in
support of said teams as he grows.

The last time we had a via satellite gathering was for my mother’s 80th
birthday last February, it was kind of funny being on a laptop computer screen
moving around a gathering with a bunch of people gazing in at you as if they
were all blind, must be what a baby feels like, although it’s always good to see
how family members are doing, from nephews, nieces, brothers, sisters and even a
few people I had no idea who they were, these I knew exactly who they were…..

 …..from left to right, my eldest son (Dave), daughter-in-law
(Lucy), future daughter-in-law (Toni), Youngest son Tom
and me in the
bottom corner on a laptop screen. This weekend won’t be a mass gathering, it
will be like a lot of other weekends where I get to chat to my son’s and maybe
play a few online games too, (Lucy’s the pregnant one).

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11 Comments on “Twin Killing Weekend …..”

  1. Jane Heller says:

    So you’re about to be a grandpa! Very exciting. And I love that technology has enabled us to gather with far-away family members. Happy F-D tomorrow.

    http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

  2. phillies_phollowers says:

    What an adorable family you have! When is the baby due? You must be SO excited! Have a happy father’s day :O)

    Jenn
    http://philliesphollowers.mlblogs.com/

  3. barbward says:

    So, now you have me wondering who these “attractive” (sarcasm) twins are?I’ll have to do some research via my computer.

    Have a Happy Fathers Day, Peter! Congratulations on your upcoming grandparent-hood.

    Great game last night for sure. Utley should be talked about more often. It seemed to light a fire. So good to see Howard being Howard and smiles to be in full force on the Phils faces. Here’s to the continuance of wins!
    Barb
    http://barbward.mlblogs.com

  4. devilabrit says:

    Jane – I remember when grandpa used to seem so old…:-)

    Jenn – Thanks! Mid September I believe it’s due

    Barb – Jedward are a product of elimination from X-Factor in the UK, they can’t do much of anything except be completely stupid.

    -peter

  5. bklyntrolleyblogger says:

    Stellar! Beautiful family my friend. A very Happy Fathers’ Day to you. I’m glad as hell those twins don’t call me Dad.
    mike
    http://thebrooklyntrolleyblogger.mlblogs.com/

  6. thomasox says:

    Have a good father’s day Peter. Thank you for the Manny insights. The PED’s do taint things, especially the suspension last year. You got to watch some clean bombs yesterday. Wow. those Ryan HRs were something!
    michael
    http://thomasox.mlblogs.com/

  7. redstatebluestate says:

    As long as the Phils do better than our cousins in the cup (ahem, Algeria??? Seriously???? Nothing?) then you’ll be happy. I think 🙂
    –Jeff
    http://redstatebluestate.mlblogs.com/
    http://mtrredstatebluestate.com/

  8. crzblue2 says:

    I love the technology of keeping up with the familia. With so many of us having family far away is the way to go.
    Happy father’s day!
    Father’s day back in Honduras is March 19 becaue is St. Joseph’s day.
    Emma
    http://crzblue.mlblogs.com

  9. angelsgirl012 says:

    oh.. JEdward…. (I watch Britain’s Got Talent :D) they annoyed me so much! I was for Jamie Afro all the way! He should have won 😦 boo! Anyways! Back to baseball!

    It’s good to see the Phillies amp up the offense 🙂 Seems quite a few guys are in a slump! D:

    Cute photo of the fam!

    http://mimi.mlblogs.com

  10. diamondgirl55 says:

    Aww congratulations! That’s so exciting that you’re going to be a grandpa!!!! Happy Father’s Day too!! 🙂 xoxo http://diamondgirl55.mlblogs.com

  11. raysfanboy says:

    It’s been a while! Sorry. Congrats on your upcoming grandpa status. I just found out that I’ll be a first time dad soon, so I know how exciting adding to the family can be! Competitive weekend of baseball for your boys. Those Twins are tough!

    http://raysfanboy.mlblogs.com/


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