Posts Tagged ‘Cliff Lee’

Cole Hamels Early Favorite for Biped of the Year; Kangaroo, Ostrich Also in Running

Thursday, September 18th, 2014


Roos or Ruse? Cole Hamels isn’t quite sure.

PHILADELPHIA (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) Known as one of the top left handers in the game, pitcher Cole Hamels is one of the few bright spots in an otherwise forgettable 2014 Philadelphia Phillies season. With a solid statistical season nearly behind him, Hamels is the odds on favorite to win Biped of the Year. The award has been handed out each year by the Bipedalism Enthusiasts of North America (BENA) since 2003. Past winners include Dirk Nowitzki, Phil Mickelson, and a chicken. (more…)

TSD Look Back: Press Conference Turns Awkward as Philllies GM Amaro Texts Lee’s Wife Recommendations of Movies She Should See

Monday, July 28th, 2014

I’m French Texting Your Wife. Ruben Amaro is all smiles as Lee babbles on.

PHILADELPHIA (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) The Phillies love affair with pitcher Cliff Lee got a bit uncomfortable yesterday afternoon before a throng of Philadelphia media while Lee was answering questions. Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro began texting Lee’s wife Kristen a list of movies, including foreign films, he feels would broaden her horizons.

“At first I thought it was kind of sweet,” said Kristen Lee. “But then it got a little creepy when I’m suddenly inundated with a list of classic films from the French New Wave period. He went on and on and on about La Grande Vadrouille and how unappreciated Yves Montand was in America and how I reminded him of Bridget Bardot and how we could perhaps steal away to a bistro on a rainy Sunday afternoon for croissants with marmalade and sparkling water. Had I known he was gonna be such a Francophile, we might have stayed in Texas. No offense to the French or anything, but I prefer a good burger or wings while watching anything by Judd Apatow.” (more…)

Denver Daze: Phillies’ Post Game Meal Includes Hash Brownies

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Rollins Rollin’. In a manner of speaking.

DENVER (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) After breaking out of an offense slump, the Philadelphia Phillies finally starting hitting on Sunday and left Denver with a 10-9 win over the host, Colorado Rockies. The sense of relief was evident in the locker room, and so was something else —  a bit of a Rocky Mountain High.

Larry Casper, in charge of team food service at Coors Field, neglected to inform Phillies players and coaches that the dessert table included hash brownies. Nearly the entire team partook in the chocolatey delight and were soon luxuriating in hazy, cannabis-tinged afterglow.

Since it’s legalization in Colorado, marijuana is often included in food, but by law, potential consumers must be alerted.

“Oops.” Casper lamented. “I hope they don’t lay a trip on me for that man.”  (more…)