Phightins' Talk with BLN
Chooch is the most beloved Phillie, more than Chase Utley and Charlie Manuel
With ladies man Jayson Werth gone who is going to fill that “team stud” void left by Werth? Chase Utley can only do so much. My initial reaction is Cliff Lee but I think he is more of the man crushes man. So that only leaves one man, Carlos “Chooch” Ruiz! Ladies…..enjoy!
I have unofficially made up my mind that I will wear my #51 jersey on Opening Day
I just noticed that the first three thoughts were all Chooch related, it is official that I have a man crush on Chooch
I’ve got goose bumps thinking about Dan Baker introducing the 2011 Philadelphia Phillies as they run onto the field for the first time April 1st
With the first Phillies AB of 2011 J-Roll will bunt successfully and immediately steal second and third
Sweeney hugs will be greatly missed around the clubhouse
I tend to cry when my season tickets arrive in the mail
There will be a huge mix of #33 Lee jerseys and #34 Lee jerseys this season at CBP causing mass confusion
I can’t wait to see Dreadlock Rasta beer man in section 145 (I wish I knew his real name)
With the Phour Aces ability to pitch complete games we may see less Uncle Charlie waddling this season, I have to admit that makes me sad
John’s Roast Pork should be open on Sundays
I get excited every time Victorino is up just to hear Buffalo Soldier
The Pen season 2 would be extremely entertaining this year seeing as how the Pen will have too much time on their hands
The Harry Kalas Memorial Statue sculpted by Lawrence J. Nolan will phinally be unveiled at Citizens Bank Park. I think it would be fitting to have Harry in Ashburn Alley with best friend Whitey
I foresee “The Ben Francisco Treats” in 2011 with a bunch of dudes in right field dressed as sacks of rice
The nickname “Big Smooth” for Ryan Howard will officially catch on. It’s a heck of a lot better than Big Brown?!? That just sounds wrong in so many ways
Joe Blanton looked extremely out of place yesterday at the “Phour Aces” press conference. Regardless he still provides a viable 5th starter
Country Roy Oswalt is as country as they come. I don’t think the national media spotlight suits him too well
There will be a lot of poorly made t-shirts for sale outside CBP referencing our phour aces this season
Personal goals for 2011:
I plan on attending every dollar dog night in 2011
Brotherly Love Nation will get an interview with Charlie Manuel at some point this season
A red mohawk will be a part of my opening day attire
BLN will start designing and selling t-shirts on the website, any thoughts and/or ideas are welcomed. In my opinion you can never have enough sick Philly tees and as of right now Philavania has the best!
Jimmy Rollins will be an all-star in 2011
Domonic Brown will be our starting right fielder by the end of the season
Cole Hamels will lead the team in wins
Brad Lidge will set a personal best career mark with 45 saves
I have a pheeling that Chooch will catch 1 no hitter this season
There will be a sea of red from City Hall all the way to CBP in early November!!
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