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RAUUUUUUUUL and the Juice

Ok, I’m not saying that Raul Ibanez takes steroids…. because he doesn’t. In fact, when he joined the Phillies in 2009 and had that stellar first half of the season, accusations were flying that Ibanez was juicing to revive his career and Raul took great offense to it. He’s never tested dirty. But since then, Raul has been slumping through 2.5 seasons riddled with injuries and horrible at-bats. The “RAUUUUUUL’s” quickly turned to “BOOOOOOs” this season during his 0/31 slump. His offensive production hasn’t really been the same since returning from that 2009 All-Star Break injury. This year he’s…

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The 2011 Philadelphia Phillies Opening Day Lineup

Yea, yea, Opening Day was yesterday. But we’re in Philadelphia. Opening Day starts today. First pitch starts (hopefully) at 1PM ET at Citizens Bank Park. I’ve seen flurries and rain all morning, but talk is that the game will be played as scheduled. Yippie. The Lineup 1. Shane Victorino CF 2. Placido Polanco 3B 3. Jimmy Rollins SS 4. Ryan Howard 1B 5. Rauuuuul Ibanez LF 6. Ben Francisco RF 7. Carlos Ruiz C 8. Wilson Valdez 9. Roy Halladay LETS GO PHILLIES!! (God that’s an awful Photoshop job I know. Wasn’t me!)

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Bring the King. Off With His Head!!

Well, it’s Friday. 6 days to go until opening day, and things have gotten worse. Chase Utley has officially been moved to the DL, Brad Lidge has been moved to the DL, Cole Hamels got lit up yesterday, Roy Oswalt got beaned in the head with a ball and is recovering…. It wouldn’t be a typical Phillies season without some drama. The Braves look amazing, and although people have been doing nothing but talking shit on the Mets (like me), they look pretty good so far too. Every analyst keeps showing concern for the offensive voids in the lineup,…

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