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PHILS GET DOMINATED BY BOTTOM FEEDERS
Kyle Kendrick needs to be given his walking papers or at the very least a torn ACL. I was the biggest Kendrick fan. I always defended the guy. I was screaming at Cholly for pulling him in Game 2 vs the
Rockies. I will no longer defend the guy. I guess as a long reliever he is fine, but he should never be given the chance to start again. I’m over him.
Should Greg Gross call Milt Thompson?
Wilson Valdez will need to be DHed for when the interleague games begin. Let the pitchers hit. They’re the only guys that can anyway. Cole Hamels had two hits the other night. Doc got on base a couple times on Sunday. As great as
is pitching and in the field, he is just as bad hitting. He’s not the problem though it’s the everyday guys like Utley and Jimmy. Wilson
CHARLIE MORTON/ROY HALLADAY
The talk in Bitchburgh these days is one Charlie Morton. The same Charlie Morton who went 2-12 with a 7.57 ERA! He is pitching well. He was solid against the Phillies but I think it’s safe to say he is not nor will he be Roy Halladay.
Roy Halladay is the best pitcher of this era. If he pitched in any other era when pitchers dominated the non-steroid hitters he’d be an all-timer. I’m not saying Morton won’t be good but he will not be a Roy Halladay. So, let’s just drop all this discussion now.
INSIDE THE KORNHOLE
Each week I will have a new segment where I interview someone Phillies related. This week Danys Baez comes inside my Kornhole.
JK – Hello Mr. Baez.
JK – How’s it feel to be such an awful pitcher?
DB – I take great pride in it. I love going out there and giving up hit after hit.
JK – What’s your thoughts on Ruben Amaro?
DB – (Laughs) He’s a sucker. I saw him coming and now I’m counting the Benjamins.
JK – Thoughts on Michael Martinez?
DB – The both of us work as a team. We each perform oral sex on Ruben. He loves it.
JK – Who’s your mentor?
DB – I have two actually. Adam Eaton and Danny Tartabull!
JK – Have you ever thrown a strike?
DB – I’m a good bowler.
JK – Why do you suck?
DB – Actually, I am was sent over by the Braves to lose games. Don’t tell anyone.
JK – No problem! Nobody reads this anyway besides the writers of the site.
DB – Okay good.
JK – Well thanks for stopping by.
DB – It’s my pleasure now I have to go get some lesson on throwing strikes from J.C. Romero.
With all this talk of Hockey realigning, it made me think what if Baseball did the same thing!? It would be cool to have something unique. I think besides the Sox-Yanks, Cubs-Cards and Dodgers-Giants there are no true hated rivalries in baseball.
Yes, I hate the Mets but it’s not like hockey where Flyers fans loathe the Rangers and Devils. It’s not the same as the NFL where Eagles fans loathe the entire division. So, with only three rivalries to worry about I get the opportunity to start my own league from scratch.
Throw out the AL-NL crap. It’s East and West and we only lose the Cubs and Cards rivalry but I think the Cubs-Whitesox would be more hateful and interesting anyway.
San Diego Colorado
Central Atlantic South
In the Pacific Division, a Dodgers-Angels rivalry would help both teams recent attendance woes and would make great banter in the area pubs, as would the Giants-A’s. The A’s draw about two people; so many Giants fans that can’t afford tickets to Pac Bell would cross the bridge to watch the game in the
dump. Lets not forget that the Dodger fans travel too so this would be perfect for everyone. Oakland is a little far for everyone but they draw well as is, and the city is beautiful so I think they would be safe. Seattle
In the Southwest, there’s a little less of the closeness but it can still exist.
San Diego and Phoenix aren’t to far from one another as is Texas and . Houston is a five hour ride, not to shabby. Kansas City
In the Midwest, you have the two
Chicago’s and all within an hour of each other. Milwaukee Minnesota is within driving distance to . The Milwaukee Rockies on the other hand were a team without a home when I setup this realignment so I threw them here. Again, it’s almost impossible to put a perfect alignment together.
The North Division would be a fun one for the media. You would have three highest payrolls in baseball and three huge Baseball markets along with the biggest media market in all of
Then, we have the South. This of course would be the least attended division in the league but maybe inner state rivalries could help. Tampa-Miami, Balt-Washington.
It all makes too much sense. Baseball has to do something. People aren’t going to the games anymore. They’re barely watching it on TV. Let’s make it interesting. Change it up. Freshen up the game. Make me want to hate the team I’m playing.
I’m as traditional as you get. I love the history of the game. I have a collection of old baseball stadium memorabilia. I hate the DH. But, I don’t want to see my favorite sport fade away anymore than it has. Now another idea:
MLB should work with an airliner to let fans travel at a reduced cost. This rocket science is called Marketing and would be a win for win for all involved. The baseball customer, MLB and the airliner! It would help boost tourism in markets that could use it like
THIS WEEK IN PHILLIES FUTURE
With that said, the Dodgers and Cubs both blow more than David Wright (see Last week’s Kornhole Alley). Unlike the Nats and Bucs, these two teams have no heart. I think the Phils go 6-1 this week.
FIELD OF 64 MOST RIDICULOUS PHILLIES IS BACK
During the tournament, I put together a Field of 64. I got pretty backed up on my schedule so I had to take a little break from it. Well, now it’s time to get this thing back on track to see once and for all who the most Ridiculous Phillie of all-time is.
We will take this one region at a time. This week we’ll kick off the Felske Region.
The results of the First Round are as follows:
#13 Pat Combs 53-47 #4 Dickie Thon
#5 Luis Aguayo 60-40 #12 Ozzie Virgil
#2 Gregg Legg 87-13 #15 Scott Service
#10 Don Carman 79-21 #7 Ron Roenicke
#3 John Wockenfuss 87-13 #14 Al
#11 Floyd Youmans 64-36 #6 Joe Cowley
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