Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Phillies Have Named Their 5th Opening Day Starter

Just this little bit of information that I wanted to pass on to you. After months of competition and speculation, the Phillies have finally named the 5th man in their rotation. It is ex-Dodger releiver Chan Ho Park.

And thus, that leaves the Phillies starting rotation at the beginning of the year as Cole Hamels, Brett Myers, Jamie Moyer, Joe Blanton, and J.A. Happ.

And the Phillies have also released 3rd baseman, Geoff Jenkins, presumably so that they can keep Matt Stairs on the roster. 10-years from now, Matt Stairs homerun in Game 4 of the NLCS will be remembered as the homerun that broke The Curse of William Penn and set the Phillies up on their run to the World Series. Every World Series run has their defining moment, and for the Phillies it was the Stairs homerun.

If all goes according to plan, I will be live blogging opening day right here at Fire Andy Reid Now! And what a shame, Nathan, it will be back to the old-forman of using Blogger directly (as opposed to CiL), which means that you cannot impersonate other people. Bummer, dude.

Phillies release Jenkins and The Phils name the 5th member of their starting rotation (All Things Philly Sports)


  1. Ha,ha, Nathan.

    "World Champions, World F'ing Champions."- Chase Utley

  2. And I will be there in person, scoring along with the game even if I'm all by myself.


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