- Geek & Sci-Fi
This isn't really a sentence that ever should've been typed, but somebody in the St.
The Philadelphia Phillies were just ousted from the National League playoffs by the St.
The hyperbole has been intense over the past 12 hours or so since Evan Longoria barreled through his teammates to touch home plate last night.
The headline <a href="http://www.delcotimes.com/articles/2011/09/27/news/doc4e81071958813428729454.txt?viewmode=fullstory">"PSYCHIC UPDATE: He saw Vick injury coming"</a> conjures up images of a Zoltar-esque guy huddled over a crystal ball with SportsCenter playing inside it, or rolling his eyes back in his head as he chants and flips Panini Prestige like tarot cards.
Finally, a Pirates of the Caribbean Dugout that doesn't have to be about Pittsburgh.
In news that could make me the happiest blogger who also runs a Jim Thome-themed baseball webcomic on the entire Internet, Minnesota Twins designated hitter <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/MLB-Jim-Thome-claimed-by-cleveland-indians-jason-kubel-chicago-white-sox-082511">Jim Thome was claimed on waivers</a> by the Cleveland Indians.
The Phillies have made something of a habit out of nabbing premium talent on the eve of MLB's trade deadline (picking up Cliff Lee in '09 and Roy Oswalt in '10), and this year was no different as Philadelphia acquired All-Star right fielder Hunter Pence from the Houston Astros.
I'm not sure where the line between "embarrassing yourself on the Internet" and "embarrassing yourself in real life and having people talk about it on the Internet" is drawn, but last night's episode of Tosh.
The mistreatment of the planet by human beings is going to cause a mass extinction like the one that killed the dinosaurs, and it all starts with this Lehigh Valley IronPigs player hitting a foul ball into the neck of the Phillie Phanatic and sending him to the hospital.
Check out this clip from FUJI TV that might as well be a scene from Excel Saga of Japan Sports Reporter Florent Dabadie (who is French, which is why he looks like he's from Monty Python and sounds like Borat) interviewing the Phillie Phanatic.
lol That's the real, actual headline from <a href="http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/phillies/20110617_Paul_Hagen__Wall_of_Famer_Kruk_more_than_our_favorite_nut.html">today's Paul Hagen piece on Philly.com</a> about what a fun and affable guy John Kruk was during his days in Philadelphia.
I promise that I want to get something up on the site today that isn't a weekend recap or a picture of Osama Bin Laden with OBAMA'D in big white letters at the bottom, but today is officially Did You Hear About Osama Day in America.
Ace-ish pitcher Roy Oswalt has left the Philadelphia Phillies for personal reasons.
After missing two consecutive Mondays due to an extended hospital stay, I've returned to cover the only thing more boring than potassium pills and intestinal blockage: Major League Baseball.
At 1:05 pm ET today, the Philadelphia Phillies will take the first step toward a future of human enslavement at the metal hands of our robot overlords.
Baseball has been a bit undersold at With Leather, so I've decided to take a break from nonstop webcomics and professional wrestling to remedy the problem.
NBA Hall-Of-Famer and current TNT analyst Charles Barkley has opinions on stuff, and even when he's wrong, he's a fascinating listen.
One of the biggest fish in MLB free agency was finally reeled in last night; former Texas Rangers pitcher Cliff Lee signed with the Philadelphia Phillies for five years and either $100 million or $120 million, depending on who you're asking.
PHILLIES UPDATE: Philadelphia is reportedly the front runner in a bidding war that includes the Kansas City Royals for Jeff Francouer.