Thursday, May 26, 2011

Where were you when...

The final five out of the pen (Kendrick, Romero, Herndon, Baez, Valdez) combined for 9.1 IP, 1H?
Baez gives his best Phillies performance, going for five strong and an AB sans pine tar?
Scott Rolen gets plunked by Valdez?
Chooch played Third Base?
Wilson Valdez becomes the first position plater to both start a game in the field and get the win since some guy named Herman Ruth?
The Phillies beat the Reds 5-4?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

DeChellis Fired, Beaver Canyon Rejoices

By now you've all heard the news that yes, Big Ed has taken his talents to Annapolis. Do you really trust our shores if they are making this kind of decision?

Instead of harping on the awfully frustrating past, lets take a look at the future shall we? Here are the top names, based on how Tim Curley wants to steer the program for the next few years.

Obvious Choice - Pat Flannery (unemployed) last coached at Bucknell, stepping down in 2008 citing health problems. Many of you may remember his famous win on March 18, 2005, a dark day in Lawrence, KS where the mighty Bison stole a 14/3 upset over the Jayhawks. Curious timing that ESPN (via AP) is reporting that Flannery made a statement today that he feels 100% and Penn State would be a great opportunity for any coach.

Safe Pick - Rob Jeter (Milwaukee) has a ton of elements going for him. Born in Pennsylvania? Check. Worked in the confrence before? Check. Grew up in the largest city in the BigTen foorprint? Check. Used to working with mid-major rosters? Check. Don't overlook this guy, he wouldn't come in with too high expectations, something Tim Curley would love.

Shooting for the Stars (semi-realistic) - Larry Brown. When directly asked on a radio interview in Philadelphia today, Larry Brown would not say 'no' when veejay and Penn State alum Mike Missanelli directly confronted LB with the possibility of dipping back into collegiate coaching again. He would bring instant clout and a renewed energy to the basketball program in Happy Valley not seen since 1954. Look it up youngsters.

Shooting for the Stars (Dickie-V's twitter) - Bobby Knight, c'mon. Nothing about Bobby Knight fits the Penn State image. We'll see you in November Dickie.

Who else did we leave out? Who would you like to see?

Monday, May 9, 2011

Phillies Injury Updates

The list of Phillies that are on the DL is pretty long and not something you like to see this early in the season. However, it looks like that list will start get smaller. J.C. Romero came off the DL on 5/4 and pitched pretty well this past weekend.  Joe Blanton is scheduled to start tonight in Florida. Carlos Ruiz is eligible to come off the DL on Friday 5/13 and will most likely be playing in a few rehab games down in Clearwater this week. Jose Contreras will start throwing off the mound tomorrow and could be making some rehab appearances later on this week as well. Roy Oswalt is about 1 rehab start away from re-joining the big club. Oswalt was put on the DL due to back issues this past weekend. However, it is retro-active back to April 27th. The forgotten man Brad Lidge will begin his throwing program in 10 days. The man that everyone is keeping a close watch on is Chase Utley. Utley went 5-7 with 2 homeruns in his first game in extended spring training. He is scheduled to play in another game today. This is very good news for Phillies nation. 

Despite all of these early season injuries the Phils have started 22-11 and are 2 and 3.5 games in front of the Marlins and Braves respectively. This makes this current 8 game road trip (3 in Fla, 3 in Atl, 2 in Stl) a great early season test for the Fightin’ Phils. Stay Tuned…

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Union Match Wednesday 5/11 vs LA Galaxy

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Need a Cinco de Mayo recipe?

From our friends at El Encanto in Cave Creek, Arizona comes a favorite for Cinco de Mayo. Celebrate the 149th aniversary of the Mexican defeat of the French army in Texas. It was the last time any nation had a successful invasion on Amerivcan soil.

Alright there's your history lesson for the day, onto the good stuff.


1 green pepper
1 red pepper
2 lbs boneless chicken breasts
1/3 teaspoon chili seasoning mix
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 clove garlic
garlic, salt, pepper hot sauce (to taste)
4 tortillas
2 cups vegetable oil

0.5 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1 jalapeno
1/4 cup half-and-half
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1 cup grated monterey jack and cheddar cheese

Directions:Prep Time: 15 minsTotal Time: 45 mins

1Dice your peppers, onion,and the chicken.
2Add seasonings.
3Cook in a saucepan until vegetables are soft and the chicken is fully cooked.
4Remove from heat.
5If you have a deep fryer start to heat it up.
6If you don't, use a big pot and heat the 2 cups of vegetable oil.
7You will be deep frying!
8(Tip:Flour tortillas are easier to work with when they are warm)
9Fill the tortillas with the chicken mixture and roll.
10(Tip: You might want to use tooth picks to keep the tortillas closed in the deep fryer).
11Place the filled tortilla in the deep fryer until crispy and brown.
12When done place on a paper towel to soak some of the grease.
13Put the finished tortillas in a baking dish large enough to fit all 12; set aside.
14Preheat oven to 325°F.
15To make filling: In a blender, Put the cream cheese, sour cream, half& half, garlic, and Jalapeño blend until creamy.
16Spoon the mixture over the tortillas, until covered sprinkle cheese on top.
17Bake in oven until the cheese has melted.
18Great with Mexican rice!

Feel free to share some of your own.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Welcome to 2011 Raul

So it looks like we have our left fielder back. 

Granted, he is still below the Mendoza line, but since the humble beginnings of DiHS, Raúl Ibañez might be the Phillies best player. 4 out of 5 tools? I'll take it.

Also, is it just me, or am I the only person who thinks that we have seen Sloppy Joe throw his last pitch as a Phillie? With an injury I can't pronounce (what is an impingement anyway?), a plethora of teams dealing with rotation issues, our current needs with the bat, and the albeit small sample size emergence of Vance and his Warriors; something inside me says we have seen the last of Big Blue. Unless he shows up down I-64 at the Kentucky Derby (Take 'Twice the Appeal' and 'Uncle Mo' in the exacta and thank us later) with a   mint julep in hand, we may never see him again. Stay tuned for a more in depth breakdown of the Derby 2011.

Moral of the story; Raúl is back, right? What do you think?

Flyers Down 3-0 to Bruins

Well, this is a simple question... can they do it again? Leave your thoughts below.


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