“Blurb Sauce!” is a quick look at some of the stories floating around the blogosphere today. It’s also the condiment that ruins Santa’s diet every year.
Hey LeBron, This Is How You Do It
Carlos Peña is not LeBron James. Peña plays baseball, James plays basketball. Peña is good, James is legendary. There’s also a good chance they have different favorite foods, but because pizza exists, I can’t guarantee that.
It would be rare to see these two names in the same sentence… ever, but read this carefully. LeBron James could take a page or two out of Peña’s book. After he joined the Chicago Cubs in free agency this offseason, the former Tampa Bay Ray took an ad out in the Tampa Bay Tribune. You can check out the text of that ad at Carrie Muskat’s Chicago Cubs blog on the MLBlogs Network.
That’s the classy way to go out, King James. A heartfelt thank you to the city that embraced you with open arms for four years (in Lebron’s case, seven… well, really most of his life). There’s a way to make the right decision, and a way to make “The Decision”. Looks like Carlos Peña made the right one.
Stan Hochman attempts a nickname for R2C2… a week too late.
With all due respect to longtime Philadelphia sportswriter Stan Hochman, someone at the Philadelphia Daily News should have had the guts to let him know that this article wasn’t going to fly.
Hochman’s piece reflects around finding a nickname for the new and improved Phillies pitching staff, but this comes a week too late, and the nicknames he suggests are mostly terrible. He settled on “Un-four-gettables”. He will be the only one to ever call them that.
It’s a shame that people will read this today and roll their eyes at legendary sportswriter from our great city. I will admit, however, that I love “Mount Rushfour”. You didn’t completely strikeout, Stan, and you’re still the man.
Andy Reid didn’t see questionable replays on Sunday
The wonderful folks at Philly Sports Daily did a quick write-up on Andy Reid’s press conference yesterday, where Reid claimed that they didn’t see replays of questionable calls yesterday, which did affect the coach’s decision to hold the red challenge flag in key situations. You can catch that story here.
It sounds a little suspect to hear something like this, especially considering the number of reversible calls made by the referees in the big division matchup. You have to wonder if the Eagles would have that problem at Lincoln Financial Field…
KO in Phoenix
I was scrolling through Yahoo! hockey blog “Puck Daddy” this morning when I caught this impressive knockout punch from Pens defenseman Deryk Engelland to the Coyotes Taylor Pyatt.
I hate the Pens as much as the next Philadelphian, but that was a heck of a shot to add insult to injury. The Penguins were already up 5-0 early in the third. The game was over, but this is what happens when an embarrassed team tries to play for pride.