Miley Cyrus ?

Okay, so it’s not about Miley Cyrus, but as she progressed from Hannah Montana to the big leagues of music, so Wednesday night Dominic Brown entered the world of big league baseball and like Miley he did it with some pop, his was in his bat though not his song choice.

Brown has been the Phillies untouchable prospect in all the trades over the last few years, he is a skilled outfielder, with lots to learn and a bat reminiscent of that from Ryan Howard when he made his debut as a rookie. He helped the Phillies last night and proved that he can swing the bat, he just has to learn to run hard from the hit and not assume it’ll go out of the Bank, his running speed could have got him a triple last night but he ended with a double, regardless he still came into score in the inning.

Well the Phillies landed Oswalt. It seems the local Houston Fox station laid it’s claims and scooped the deal claiming it was all up to Oswalt to accept or decline, that was yesterday, today Oswalt accepted the deal and told Amaro Jr that he would be available to pitch against the Nationals on Friday in Washington.

For some unknown reason there are still people out there that don’t pay attention to things unless the media highlights it, so the repetitive question of “Why trade Lee and now get Oswalt “? has become as repetitive as Two and half Men re-runs, the question has been asked and answered a number of times, so I would suggest all those still in the dark about Lee being traded, do your homework before trying to re-hash this same old question.

Further claims that the Phillies front office and Amaro Jr’s in-experience is driving the Phillies into oblivion or at best a status currently reserved for the Mets, is nothing more than the bull sh-it Mets fans seem to be knee deep in at CitiField, just because the over-hyped Mets team is starting it’s now all familiar season ending collapse, doesn’t mean other teams will do the same.

The Phillies move within 2.5 games of the Braves as we approach August, last nights win gave the Phillies an 8 game win streak and an 11 game home win streak, plus it’s 3rd home sweep in succession. Today the Phillies take the show on the road to Washington, where Roy Oswalt will take the mound for the Phillies, hopefully Philly fans will make the quick trip to DC and give Oswalt a home feeling in an effort to help him keep the winning streak alive.

Just a distraction and a face saver for Bautista a Nats pitcher, Miss Iowa will throw out the ceremonial pitch before tonight’s game, she is definitely much better on the eyes than either Bautista or the guy he replaced, Strasburg, and if you know the story she apparently has a great sense of humor too.

 Useless stats 101 – Last year in August the Phillies acquired Lee which gave them a rotation with Lee, Hamels, Happ and Moyer, 4 lefties in the rotation, this August the Phillies now have more Roy’s in the rotation than lefties.


11 Comments on “Miley Cyrus ?”

  1. bklyntrolleyblogger says:

    Dude! Don’t hold back. Say what you really feel.
    I never wanted the Mets to give up any prospects for Roy. You know I have my own ideas about that. But he’s been taking all kind of cortisone shots, he’s got bulging disks…and whatever else he has going on. It is a much more worth while risk for you to take than it would have been for the Mets. You’re closer than we are and I would have been angry if we did try to land him.

  2. devilabrit says:

    Mike – With the Mets history and the no trade clause Oswalt had, the Mets would have had to have a pretty large lead for him to accept New York, insiders said his preference was St. Louis, but too rich for them since Ed Wade doesn’t like the Cards….my only conceern is I think they should have used Kendrick in the trade not Happ…


  3. Jane Heller says:

    I know Oswalt had a bumpy start last night, but what a formidable rotation the Phillies have now: Halladay, Oswalt, Hamels. I’m really glad you’re in the NL! Scary.

  4. the_phanatic_addict says:

    I’m gonna go ahead and say that I’d rip Miss Iowa in public if I could get her to show up at my place 🙂 I agree with your comments above. I don’t know why we didn’t try to tweak the bullpen. I’m curious if Vance Worley will get another shot up with the big club. He’s got a pretty good thing going.


  5. devilabrit says:

    Jane – I hope the rotation is enough, I think they missed out on adding bullpen pitchers, but I guess thats why I’m not the GM…


  6. bklyntrolleyblogger says:

    Making my Sunday morning rounds. Ya gotta give to get. I don’t think that deal gets done with Kendrick.

  7. southernbelle says:

    LOL I love the Miley Cyrus analogy AND the useless stat. That whole Batista/Miss Iowa thing was funny. I’m glad she had a good sense of humor about it, because if she wanted to, she could’ve made a big fuss.

  8. angelsgirl012 says:

    ahh the Batista Miss Iowa thing was quite comical. Good thing she was a good sport about it. I think its funny how she threw the first pitch to Batista 😀

    Hehe Glad Brown is doing well for you all! Speaking of Miley I know a couple of big leaguers who used her songs as walk up songs 😉 Probably those who had daughters 😀

  9. devilabrit says:

    Michael – I think Vance may be on target for a September call up….

    Mike – Maybe not, but you know Wade is really an easy mark for some clubs….

    Virginia – Not sure how I came up with the Miley thing, just pure genius I guess..LOL

    Mimi – I think the Miss Iowa thing worked out well for all parties….


  10. behindblueyes says:

    By the way, not nitpicking, but he’s YOUR player–“Domonic” Brown, not “Dominic.” 🙂 Anyway, I am stressing already we still have yet to face the Phillies this season. It’s tough enough playing with the Giants and Padres hot.

    Good luck to Vance, I love the former Dirtbags. I saw I blinked and missed his brief call-up. He will get his chance soon enough, no doubt.

  11. devilabrit says:

    Linda – Funny story, I started that off calling him Demonic, with a slightly different story line…. LOL


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