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The Phillies-Marlins Saturday night game postponed due to Irene

Aug 26, 2011, 4:25 PM EDT

Hurricane Irene - Friday

The Sunday game between the Phillies and Marlins had been moved to Saturday as part of a double header. Now the back end of that doubleheader has been cancelled due to the fact that it’s really gonna be rainin’ and blowin’ by Saturday night.  The day game scheduled for 1PM tomorrow is still on track. For now.  Sorry to all of you guys who were hoping for a Halladay-Lee doubleheader.

The game has been rescheduled for September 15th, which had been Philly’s only day off all month.  Which I am sure will totally stop their march to the division title in its tracks.

  1. halladaysbiceps - Aug 26, 2011 at 4:29 PM

    Yeah, I heard this earlier. I’m sorry too, Craig, that I will not see the dream doubleheader of Halladay-Lee tomorrow. I was set up to enjoy that one.

    I would suggest that they could still play the doubleheader tomorrow if they switched Halladay and Lee. Have Doc pitch the night game during the beginning of the hurricane. He wouldn’t care.

    • Old Gator - Aug 26, 2011 at 4:46 PM

      Care? He’d love it.

      • halladaysbiceps - Aug 26, 2011 at 4:52 PM

        You’re right. There is even a story that when the earthquake happened earlier in the week, Doc was spotted doing pushups in Citizens Bank Park at the same time. Coincidence? I think not.

      • drunkenhooliganism - Aug 26, 2011 at 4:57 PM

        Old Gator- can we get your thoughts on Joey Vento passing away. He seems like a guy you’d love. He owned Geno’s steaks and was a loudmouth ultraconservative.

        Also, I had a cheese steak eggroll the other day. It combines all the greatness of the cheese steak and adds deep frying.

      • halladaysbiceps - Aug 26, 2011 at 5:02 PM

        Hey, Drunken. What’s up. How would Old Gator be familiar with Joey Vento? He’s a Florida guy, as you know. I agree with you, though. I think Old Gator would have liked Joey Vento. And I say that in a good way.

      • aclassyguyfromaclassytown - Aug 26, 2011 at 5:50 PM

        Where did you get this cheesesteak eggroll you speak of?

      • Utley's Hair - Aug 26, 2011 at 6:02 PM

        Apparently he got it from heaven.

      • Old Gator - Aug 26, 2011 at 7:27 PM

        I hadn’t heard about that. He was the guy who put up the “speak English” signs, right? It was at Gino’s. I actually had a cheesesteak at Gino’s once and my local buddy told me the whole story while we were walking down the street dripping grease from the wrapped-up sandwiches as we tried to avoid biting off any waxed paper – but I was young and knew little of cardiac or pulmonary issues and could have cared less about them at that point in my life. And I’m not going to give you the satisfaction of telling you what a great sandwich it was, either.

        I thought the “speak English” thing was pretty stupid, all the way around. That sign was the equivalent of “Seeing Eye Dogs Only,” you know? Someone who couldn’t speak English couldn’t read it in the first place. Most ultraconservatives, if that’s really what he was, don’t usually pick up on the painfully obvious. And if the guy wanted to kill his own business once word of his hostility got around in any local ethnic communities, that was his affair – he didn’t say “No Asians” or “No Jews” or anything like that and, if I’m not mistaken, after all kinds of nonsense passed mindlessly under the bridge, the courts upheld his right to put the sign up for that very reason. Personally, I wouldn’t go into a shop with an ugly sentiment like that in the window – but then, if not for my pal insisting I attempt to survive one of the real things, I would’ve looked for a good vegetarian place in the neighborhood anyway.

        Plus, from what I read about it at the time, he was apparently very active in local charities and so forth so I never thought of him as a “hater” in a racial or ethnic sense. Just another generally nice guy bamboozled by a lot of TPN-level social jingoism. Regardless, I’m sure his loss is felt as the loss of an institution up in horsemeat and Velveetaland. That’s always kinda sad.

      • drunkenhooliganism - Aug 26, 2011 at 9:51 PM

        Classy and Utley- yes it was heaven.

        Or an arts and crafts fair in Collingswood. The restaurant was right on Haddon Ave in Collingswood. something with Gravy in the name I think (a quick google search tells me its “west side gravy”). It was delightful. My three year old ate one. they were huge.

        I thought Gator would have heard of Joey Vento. He was very generous, especially to police causes. If you knew my politics, you’d know the ultraconservative thing wasn’t an insult

  2. trevorb06 - Aug 26, 2011 at 4:32 PM

    I’d postpone this game, too, for obvious reasons.

    • baccards - Aug 26, 2011 at 5:15 PM

      Phillie fans unite.. take the hot air used on HBT, direct it toward ol’ Irene and blow it away!

      • Sportsdrenched - Aug 26, 2011 at 5:24 PM

        That would only serve to increase it’s strength. Convective moisture needs heat and lift to become a storm. The hot air from HBT would be enough to turn Irene into a Super Cat 5 and the over the top disaster shows shown on The Weather Channel would become reality.

  3. deathmonkey41 - Aug 26, 2011 at 5:16 PM

    Has anyone heard anything about Sunday’s Orioles-Yankees game? I have tickets.

    • halladaysbiceps - Aug 26, 2011 at 5:23 PM

      From the biglead.com website:

      “In Baltimore, the New York Yankees and the Orioles already have a doubleheader scheduled for Aug. 27, the first game a makeup of a game from April 22 that was postponed due to weather. They have a game scheduled for Aug. 28 and another for Aug. 29, so the teams are anticipating moving the Sunday game to Monday to create another doubleheader in the weekend series.”

      • deathmonkey41 - Aug 26, 2011 at 5:46 PM

        Thanks Biceps.

  4. steve959 - Aug 26, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    The brewery in maple shade has them as does giuremellos in htown. They are awesome!!

  5. halladaysbiceps - Aug 26, 2011 at 7:42 PM

    Anyone wants to talk Phillies baseball as we are watching it, feel free to comment. I will routinely check between innings. 1-0 Fish lead.

  6. halladaysbiceps - Aug 26, 2011 at 8:43 PM

    Well, since no fellow Phillies fans are on this, I will. Roy Oswalt clearly did not throw many fastballs tonight. That’s why he got rocked. The guy must still be hurting from a back standpoint.

    • drmonkeyarmy - Aug 26, 2011 at 8:48 PM

      I’m tired of watching the Phillies take 85 mph first pitch fastballs right down the middle.

      • halladaysbiceps - Aug 26, 2011 at 8:58 PM

        There you are Doctor. I agree. They look like a bunch of bums at the plate. Mr. Lucky especially. If they couldn’t hit Hensley and now Dunn, they are playing like losers.

  7. drmonkeyarmy - Aug 26, 2011 at 8:56 PM

    Ok, that is better. Game on.

    • halladaysbiceps - Aug 26, 2011 at 9:00 PM

      Damn right. Game on. 3 run bomb by Mr. Lucky.

    • halladaysbiceps - Aug 26, 2011 at 9:12 PM

      We are back in this. Let’s see what we can do in the next few innings.

  8. firedude7160 - Aug 26, 2011 at 9:06 PM

    I’m a little late with this but, when he hit his home run, Valdez looked like he was really pissed about not getting time on the pitch prior. It may have just been my imagining it though.

    • halladaysbiceps - Aug 26, 2011 at 9:10 PM

      Not at all. You maybe right, I did not get a chance earlier in the “Madson/Closer” thread to say hello. Welcome, to the best site for Phillies talk. The Bicepts gives you respect.

    • drmonkeyarmy - Aug 26, 2011 at 9:11 PM

      I didn’t see it. Got home late from work….set an Rx record today. The impending Hurricane had all the elderly out. Valdez is a weird dude though. Hard to get a read on him regarding anything.

      • halladaysbiceps - Aug 26, 2011 at 9:13 PM

        Good Doctor, let’s welcome Firedude, another Phillies fan.

    • drmonkeyarmy - Aug 26, 2011 at 9:12 PM

      Oh, you are a new poster? Welcome.

    • firedude7160 - Aug 26, 2011 at 9:26 PM

      Thank you for the warm reception. I actually decided to create an account and start commenting so that I could join your chats about the games. I have been a fan of both your comments for a while. It is nice to see objectivity from sports fans (I only found this site because of PFT)

      • drmonkeyarmy - Aug 26, 2011 at 9:30 PM

        Oh hey thanks. Most of the posters on the site are reasonable people. Every once in a while some people just try to get people wound up.

      • Old Gator - Aug 27, 2011 at 12:09 AM

        That’s a helluva thing to say, Monk. Who just tries to get people riled up? Huh? Personally, it’s the ones who just come on here doubletalking and plunging into irrelevancies that really piss me off.

        That was an awful pitch Buck hit. And he was off balance on his swing, too. What was Oswalt thinking? Maybe it is his back still bothering him.

  9. drmonkeyarmy - Aug 26, 2011 at 9:17 PM

    You guys see the numbers Savery has been posting out of the Iron Pig bullpen? Guy might have a future.

  10. halladaysbiceps - Aug 26, 2011 at 9:19 PM

    Doctor, are you taking any abnormal cautions for this hurricane or just thinking “Who cares?”

    • drmonkeyarmy - Aug 26, 2011 at 9:22 PM

      Oh, absolutely. I am closing at noon tomorrow. I bought 3 sets of batteries in each size, several jugs of water, canned foods, etc. The future Mrs.MonkeyArmy is staying at the Hospital so she doesn’t have to worry about getting there during the storm. This isn’t something to be messed with.

      • halladaysbiceps - Aug 26, 2011 at 9:29 PM

        “The future Mrs.MonkeyArmy…”

        LOL!!!! Not at the expense of your future wife, but on how that sounds in writting, Good Doctor! I too am taking precautions. I’m located a couple of miles away from Philly to the north. So, I have plenty of batteries, water, etc. Especially for the radios that I have in my house.

      • firedude7160 - Aug 26, 2011 at 9:32 PM

        That is a very good plan. I really wish everyone would take it seriously. I would not mind if this thing took an abrupt right turn and left us alone though. I really am not looking forward to the aftermath of this

  11. drmonkeyarmy - Aug 26, 2011 at 9:32 PM

    Stutes just hasn’t been pitching well at all recently. Like I said, Herndon is above him in my pecking order right now. Think about it, Herndon got off to that horrid start but since then has been very solid.

    • firedude7160 - Aug 26, 2011 at 9:38 PM

      I would agree. He doesn’t look as confident lately

      • drmonkeyarmy - Aug 26, 2011 at 9:41 PM

        Yeah, especially to lefties. I just looked up his numbers on the year: 15 SO against 14 BB against lefties compared to 28/8 against righties.

      • firedude7160 - Aug 26, 2011 at 9:49 PM

        Holy cow! That’s a bit of a difference there

    • drmonkeyarmy - Aug 26, 2011 at 9:38 PM

      Did a good job there though. Good for his confidence. Need him to get back to where he was.

  12. drmonkeyarmy - Aug 26, 2011 at 9:42 PM

    There is the Dobbs I remember.

    • firedude7160 - Aug 26, 2011 at 9:51 PM

      I would take Dobbs over Gload though

      • drmonkeyarmy - Aug 26, 2011 at 9:53 PM

        Yeah, no doubt about that. Gload has been utterly useless this season. He will get a chance to bat in the 9th more than likely. Ruiz, Martinez, Gload doesn’t exactly inspire confidence in a comeback at this point.

      • firedude7160 - Aug 26, 2011 at 10:00 PM

        I would prefer Ruiz, Martinez, Lee

  13. drmonkeyarmy - Aug 26, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    Braves lost…so can’t lose any ground which is a positive. Would still like a comeback here though.

  14. drmonkeyarmy - Aug 26, 2011 at 9:51 PM

    Mayberry Jr. just had two pitches to hit and couldn’t connect.

    • drmonkeyarmy - Aug 26, 2011 at 9:52 PM

      Then gets frozen on a high change-up. So, three pitches to hit.

    • firedude7160 - Aug 26, 2011 at 9:58 PM

      Can he just stay in Left for the rest of the season

      • drmonkeyarmy - Aug 26, 2011 at 10:01 PM

        He is an upgrade over Ibanez. Raul is entirely too streaky to be an everyday corner outfielder. In previous seasons, his good streaks were longer and bad streaks weren’t quite so bad. His offense was able to overcome his poor defense. Just not the case this season. Not walking, not hitting, horrid defender. That being said, Charlie will stick with him…at least against righties.

      • firedude7160 - Aug 26, 2011 at 10:04 PM

        Charlie is very loyal to his guys.

  15. firedude7160 - Aug 26, 2011 at 10:02 PM

    Looks like Ibanez will be batting for Martinez

    • drmonkeyarmy - Aug 26, 2011 at 10:04 PM

      I think it was actually the pitchers spot. Forgot about the double switch. A rarity for Charlie.

      • firedude7160 - Aug 26, 2011 at 10:07 PM

        I forgot about that too. Lee get’s the pinch run gig, and then scores on the gapper by Martinez

  16. firedude7160 - Aug 26, 2011 at 10:05 PM

    What is your take on the rally cap? Inside out or backwards?

    • drmonkeyarmy - Aug 26, 2011 at 10:08 PM

      Not a superstitious guy….so neither.

  17. drmonkeyarmy - Aug 26, 2011 at 10:10 PM

    Tough loss. Will just have to go out and get it back tomorrow.

    • firedude7160 - Aug 26, 2011 at 10:17 PM

      As you posted earlier, at least the Braves lost as well. Made it interesting at the end though

  18. Old Gator - Aug 27, 2011 at 12:12 AM

    Hard to believe that the boolpen made it through this. Almost didn’t. And this Feesh team is usually a team of almosts on offense. No matter. The cosmic order will be restored tomorrow, and the Feesh will be able to say that they played .500 ball in Feelie for a change.

    • Old Gator - Aug 27, 2011 at 12:15 AM

      Oh yeah, and best of luck and keep safe to all my friends up the coast. We’ll keep the home fires burning for ye if you’re knocked off the net for a while. Just come back in one piece, OK?

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