In a play on those “25 Random Things” lists on Facebook, here are 25 Random Baseball Things from one of my blogging heros, Meech, who writes one of the best Phillies blogs there is: The Fightins’. I’ll try not to ruin the whole thing, and if you are a WFC fan (e.g. above) it’s an absolute must-read:
1. To give you a little insight on my level of Phillies fandom (obsessiveness?), my second son was born on Dec. 14 of last year and his middle name is Fuqua … just like the manager of the WFC Philadelphia Phillies, Charles Fuqua Manuel, Jr. His first name is Maximus, but that’s just because I really like Gladiator.
6. Most memorable game from The Bank — no questions asked — is the CC Sabathia game from last year’s NLDS. I’m not exaggerating when I tell you that the crowd literally willed Brett Myers to draw a walk before Shane Victorino’s eventual grand slam. It was one of those rare experiences where there was no doubt in your mind something incredible was about to happen.
13. My favorite Phillies player of all-time is Ryan Howard. I’ll be inconsolable if the Phillies ever part ways with the big guy, but until then, I will continue to savor each and every long bomb, strikeout, and even his botched turnings of easy 3-6-3 double play balls. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I like my baseball players like I like my coffee — strong, black, and capable of delivering the runs at a moments notice.
14. I dropped at least $1,500 on various Phillies regalia and tickets during their month long World Series run (impromptu trips to Tampa Bay ain’t cheap, ya know) and don’t regret any of it. Well, in hindsight, perhaps I shouldn’t have bought that gaudy diamond-encrusted Phillies World Series pendant, but I’m sure it would hold a high resale value if I ever chose to part with it.
But I certainly won’t ruin #25.
[via Big League Stew]
And a big ‘ol thank you to Mr. Bot for the picture