Feeling Fine on Friday

Bombs Away in the Bronx

I was a bit apprehensive about the Phillies’ visit to the new Yankee Stadium, given the way balls have been flying out of it, coupled with the propensity of Phillies pitchers to give up those gopher balls. True to expectations, seven balls left the yard tonight.

Jimmy Rollins set the tone for the night by going deep on the very first pitch of the game. There was no looking back after that, as the Phillies never trailed during this game. How many times has that happened so far this season? Don’t know off the top of my head, but I don’t think it’s a very big number.

Carlos Ruiz, Jayson Werth, and Raul Ibanez joined Rollins in the hit parade, with Ibanez hitting his league-leading 16th long ball. This chick is starting to dig it!

Brett Myers pitched masterfully, going eight strong innings while giving up three runs. All three came on the Yanks’ share of the dingers tonight, but thankfully all three were of the solo variety, by Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, and Mark Teixeira.

Phils win, 7-3. Yay!

Flushed Away in Flushing

You may have already heard about this, but I can’t resist bringing it up. Since it involves a Mets fan and a toilet, I’m surprised the Philadelphia columnists didn’t have a field day with it. Nonetheless, I learned about it on Thursday in a totally non-baseball blog called Lost in Suburbia, written by Tracy Beckerman, published author and fellow Penn Stater. Click HERE to read her take on it.

Dogs__Stuck_in_toilet_prv1.gif hebergeur 69 image by Bourriquet_album

Seems that at a game last week at Citi Field, a female Mets fan lost a gold tooth in the toilet. For reasons known only to her, she tried to retrieve it, getting her arm stuck in the toilet in the process. According to other coverage, the toilet continued flushing over her arm the whole time, which appears to have been rather lengthy, as EMTs were unable to pry her loose and workers from the company that installed the toilets had to be called in to help. She was eventually freed, but the tooth was not recovered.

OK, how does this happen? If you feel a tooth about to fall out, would you lean over the toilet? And even if it is gold, it’s a toilet, for crying out loud! A public toilet in a ballpark, no less. Unlike your home toilet, Lord knows what’s been in there. Just let it go, and make an appointment with your dentist the next day!

I Need Your Opinion

While lamenting my inability to make the Latest Leader’s List in a comment on the community blog, I noticed a comment from another blogger that thought there were too many blogs with the word “rant” in the title.

I’m familiar with, and often visit, Julia’s Rants and the Rockpile Rant, but how many more are there? Just a quick look uncovered Rainiers Rants, Wrigley Rants, Phillies Cheers/Rants, Random Reds Rants, and the daily rant (who I guess doesn’t feel the need for capitalization). And how many more might there be?

So the question I’m now contemplating is whether or not I should change the title of my blog. Maybe all these different rants are confusing to the blog readers. Do I need something clever to catch the eye? Let me know what you think.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

I will be incommunicado this weekend, traveling with the family to the Jersey Shore (or as they say in Philly, going “down the shore”) for a visit with relatives. Here’s wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday weekend!

8 Comments

Love the toilet graphic! Yeah, that was some funny stuff! Mets fans make me giggle :O)

Jenn
http://philliesphollowers.mlblogs.com/

Sue – I’m not one to think that the title matters! I’m a ranter and I always will be. Your guys had a great win last night and I thought they were going to do it again today. Have fun at the shore!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Sue – keep beating up on the Yanks! I never really thought that the title mattered at all.
Canuck
http://watercooler.mlblogs.com

Hilarious story about the Mets fan! And I think the name of your blog is just fine…I see no need to change it.
Shelley
http://diamonddiva.mlblogs.com/

Sue- I’m with Julia. A name’s a name and it doesn’t reflect what a great blogger you are! I hope you had a great weekend!
Emily
http://deconstructingthoughts.mlblogs.com/

Sue,
Keep the name, we know you with that name. And yes, you are a great blogger. I read the story about the Mets fan and the toilet ordeal…just don’t remember where I read it. Hilarious stuff.
Emma
http://crzblue.mlblogs.com/

Thanks everyone for weighing in – I will keep the name unchanged!

Keep the name. Ranting is fun and I think that person is jealous. Anyways, nice picture with the tiolet, nice wins vs the Yanks and hope you had a great memorial day!!
-Holly
http://irishsoxkid19.mlblogs.com

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