Sunday, August 9, 2009

2009 Topps Allen & Ginter Relics #AGR-JR Jimmy Rollins

Friday night - Marlins 3, Phillies 2
Saturday night - Marlins 6, Phillies 4
Sunday afternoon - Marlins 12, Phillies 3

Yikes. What a messy weekend for the Phightin' Phils. If not for the happiness caused by my brand new shed and a clean garage, I'd be tempted to be very cranky right about now. Let's review the damage, look forward to the off day tomorrow and never speak of this series again.

The good:
- On Friday night, Harry Kalas was inducted posthumously into the Phillies Wall of Fame. Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt delivered a moving tribute to Harry the K and the fans broke into a spontaneous "Harry!, Harry!" chant.
- The Phillies hosted their annual alumni celebrations with several dozen former Phillies attending events throughout the weekend. Robin Roberts, Jim Bunning, Steve Carlton, Dave Hollins, John Kruk, Darren Daulton and Mickey Morandini were among those in attendance. (Phungo was in attendance last night and he's posted some pictures from the on-field ceremonies).
- This Jimmy Rollins Allen & Ginter relic card from Night Owl officially joined my collection. (Thank you Night Owl!)

The bad:
- The sweep allowed the Marlins to creep within four games of the NL East lead. The Phillies have lost 8 of their last 11 and manager Charlie Manuel held a twenty-minute closed door meeting following this afternoon's debacle.
- Jamie Moyer didn't pitch that poorly, but I have this impending sense of dread that he's heading to the bullpen to make way for Pedro Martinez. I've got a funny feeling about this.
- Shane Victorino was ejected Sunday while in centerfield for throwing his hands in the air following a questionable call from the home plate umpire. Shane proceeded to lose it.
- Brad Lidge looked awful. Jayson Werth looked bored. Ryan Howard looked completely confused. Cole Hamels looked mediocre.

The Utley:
- Chase Utley went 1-for-10 and he looked incredibly grumpy all weekend.


Pop-Pop said...

Wasnt LC in attendance?

Jim said...

Larry Christenson was most definitely in attendance.

Jim said...

Here's the full list of those in attendance, per Larry Shenk's blog (

Dick Allen, Howie Bedell, Bob Boone, Ricky Bottalico, John Briggs, Jim Bunning, Marty Bystrom, Steve Carlton, Larry Christenson, Doug Clemens, Darren Daulton, Bob Dernier, Ron Diorio, Jim Eisenreich, Gene Garber, Dallas Green, Tyler Green, Tommy Greene, Don Hasenmayer, Dave Hollins, Keith Hughes, Tommy Hutton, Ricky Jordan, Jim Kaat, John Kruk, Mike Lieberthal, Garry Maddox, Art Mahaffey, Maje McDonnell, Rogers McKee, Mickey Morandini, Al Neiger, Dickie Noles, Robin Roberts, Jim Schaffer, Freddie Schmidt, Mike Schmidt, Rich Surhoff, Tony Taylor, Fred Wenz, Mitch Williams and Bobby Wine