Phillies going to Vegas ….

– PhilliesOutside –

The popularity contest is over, NL and AL rosters are set, okay not entirely,
there is still the opportunity to vote the final spot on each roster, my choices
are Votto (CIN) in the NL and  Konnerko
(CWS) in the AL, as for who
should be there and who shouldn’t it’s all about personal choice so now it’s set
the managers have to make the best of it.

The hype around  Strasburg continued, you have Charlie Manuel on national television and the best first
question you can come up with is “did you consider Strasburg an option” or words to
that effect. If you have any ounce of intelligence and slight knowledge of baseball,
you know the kid has made 6 starts is not going to the All
Star Game when so many other pitchers have accomplished so much more this
season. To those who claim his 100 mph fast ball is worth him being there, bullsh-it,
after seeing him against the Braves and the Mets, I am convinced the Strasburg
Hyper Interest Tension Syndrome
will dissipate
and die before the season ends, he will be ‘the kid that threw really hard’
for a season and a half maybe, who knows his agent may even be able to swing a
movie about him, cause he has obviously worn out his knee pads convincing the
media sheep to hype this kid up. Kevin Kaduk of the Yahoo Sports Blog “Big
League Stew”
is one of those who plays the reporter hidden inside a
blog, is a prime example of over hyping Strasburg, telling us ‘MLB is
missing out’
, this probably wouldn’t be so laughable if you weren’t actively
promoted by Yahoo as an authority on the MLB and sports.

The media sheep, they get one or two reporters to write it, the rest follow
and there go the bloggers
. Of course you have the bias
, yes that’s you Fox Sports, who will tell you that the AL won
the ASG voting because of who the fans selected, then there are those who have
chosen to publicly
mock Charlie
for a couple of his picks.

Lets see, Ryan Howard, yes we all know Votto has better
numbers, but he has better numbers than Albert Pujols too, and aren’t the
managers selections there for his amusement, to appease players on his team, after all
Joe Girardi chose A-Rod. Then we have Omar Infante and yes
on first glance I had a dazed look on my face and said “WTF!” then I
saw Chipper Jones’ comment about utility players never get selected, so
good for Charlie for doing his homework, now when a manager has spent
most of the first half of the season relying on utility players to maintain
contention in the division, then this choice makes sense, if indeed this game
does go the extra innings, he now has a player he can use when and where he

Inside sources, who do not wish to be named, said, the Phillies
organization is close to a deal with a large hotel consortium to appear in Las
during the All Star Break, it seems they did such a good job
making the Pittsburgh Pirates look good over the weekend, the
Treasure Island Hotel Casino would like to use them to help increase awareness
of the Treasure Island pirates.



7 Comments on “Phillies going to Vegas ….”

  1. Jane Heller says:

    LOL about the Phillies appearing in Vegas! Will they have tigers and cirque du soleil performers with them? Maybe Cher too?

  2. redstatebluestate says:

    I don’t think Strasburg is an All-Star, but the hype is good for the game. There’s no denying that. ‘Cuz he has delivered. And he’s brought outsiders in… and there’s controversy in regards to his deserving of an ASG spot. Ain’t no such thang as bad press!

  3. devilabrit says:

    Jane – anything is possible in Vegas

    Jeff – Unless he gets caught with a joint or a un-validated age check chick, fame and fortune do weird things to people when the media get into over-hype mode, i say leave the kid alone and let him develop into a master or flop on his own accord, not because FoxSports or ESPN chose it.


  4. 23gonzalez says:

    Phillies going to Vegas?? Haha! And the ASG is a very controversial topic, I try my best to stay away from it.

  5. Fenway Bleacher Creature says:

    I love watching Strasburg play, and, although I’m not really a Strasburg fan quite yet, I like the guy. However, it would have been a shame if he made the All Star team, not matter how much of a joke it is already. It just wouldn’t be right for him to take the spot of someone else who deserved it, as there are so many snubs already (as there always will be, of course). I just hope the game goes well and maybe brings some hype back to an event that I really do like.

    -Fenway Bleacher Creature

  6. raysfanboy says:

    I want to go to Vegas. I have never been there (crazy, I know). My wife and I keep talking about getting out there, but we have hot weather and swimming pools down here. AND we don’t have to worry about losing all of our money at the blackjack table! Charlie picked a decent squad, though the Infante pick is about the only one I would complain about. But since everybody else is complaining about their players, I’ll just shut up.

  7. devilabrit says:

    AG23 – smart move staying away from the ASG, the Padres seemed to get the short end of it

    FBC – I think you got that right, Strasburg has plenty of years, maybe…

    RFB – it’s been awhile since I was in Vegas, 02 I think, even managed to miss my sons wedding in Vegas a couple of years ago… restraint is all you need…and a lot of quarters…


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