Monday, August 8, 2011

View from the Left Coast by a Lefty - Iambic Pentameter

Iambic pentameter is a commonly used metrical line in traditional verse and verse drama. The term describes the particular rhythm that the words establish in that line. That rhythm is measured in small groups of syllables; these small groups of syllables are called “feet". The word "iambic" describes the type of foot that is used (in English, an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable). The word "pentameter" indicates that a line has five of these "feet."

These terms originally applied to the quantitative meter of classical poetry. But for our purposes, fuck poetry. I want to relate it to more like 50 feet and belong to our boys in red pinstripes. Ever since HP3 arrived our "feet" have been circling the bases on a greater level, due in no small part to him and his speed and energy. Tack on his hitting and slugging and voila' it's rubbed off on the entire team down to the bullpen. Seriously, when is the last time any of you remember an adrenaline rush like the one flowing from the dugout now? Result: 9 inna row bitches and a complete game after the beatdown and scrum! LOL!

But more on the "feet"... once again we lead MLB in stolen base percentage. Now, we don't have to lead in steals because we have the best balanced lineup in all of baseball as well. I don't even mind that Perlozzo doesn't hold a stopwatch on the field anymore. Davey Lopes has taught the entire organization the importance of the SB. While I miss him down there and wish we had kept him, at least his philosophy hasn't missed a beat. Once again, I mention HP3 because his presence has brought energy and speed to the entire team. Of all of the last 3 7/29 acquisitions, I consider Pence the best overall and the best fit. We now are playing and acting like the 08 series team. I cannot tell you how important that feels to me being 2500 miles away and still being able to FEEL it daily.

I don't wish predict anything yet, but goddamnit we now have an offense that approaches the BAM offense of 08. Meaning... in any given inning, with any given player, and with any amount of outs, nobody can count out the Phils. Ever. *THAT* is what gave us the edge back then from SB to BAM to 8 run rallys to ring ceremony and parade. And now we have new "feet" to keep us Flyin around the basepaths when the ball isn't flyin outta the park. I feel it out here, I hope to shit you all feel it back there. Fuck it, let's go eat!

                        Bill S aka/netfather

*****Editor's Note**************

Bill S is one of Phillies Bunts favorite "Spot Starters"! You too can write for the Bunts just hit up the Wriz @!

Also could HP3 arm candy be the reason behind the pep in the Dugout's step?


  1. I really thought the Phillies would suffer on the basepaths w/o Lopes. Glad they haven't.

  2. Is that really Pence's old lady?? Marone.

    -bigs Ragu

  3. Yeah, thats Hunter's current piece.

  4. Glad to see you make a 'Spot Start' Bill...Keep up the good work.