- Is this man the future of the Phillies in right field? Find out what the folks at MLB Network think tonight.
Another Sign That I’m Completely Desperate for Baseball
I’ve been watching the MLB Network religiously. Their “Top 10 Right Now” series is nothing short of awesome, if for nothing else, its ability to spark endless debate between my friends. “MLB’s 20 Greatest Games” has been a pleasure to watch as well. Last night’s episode featured #17, game four of the 2004 ALCS between the Yankees and the Red Sox… an instant classic, and one of the most exciting games I have ever seen. And don’t even get me started on “Hot Stove”… never has a network been able to make their sport so interesting when games are literally not being played.
Tonight, they continue to deliver the goods, baby.
MLB Network will debut it’s list of “Top 50 Prospects” tonight at 9:00 pm
, and look for Domonic Brown to be featured on the higher end of that list. It’ll also be interesting to see where any other Phillies may fall and prospects from division rivals.
I will certainly be watching, and I’ll provide you with some info on the show and Phillies-related news some time late tonight or tomorrow morning.
Packers Fan Loses Job at Chicago Area Dealership
An employee of a car dealership in a Chicago suburb lost his job yesterday after arriving at work with a Green Bay Packers tie…
…it’s not as one-sided as you think.
Webb Chevrolet in Oak Lawn, Illinois is a sponsor of Chicago Bears radio broadcasts. John Stone, now a former employee of the dealership, refused to take off his Packers tie when asked by his boss. The boss then gave him an ultimatum and asked him to choose between wearing the tie or keeping his job. Stone chose the former.
Jerry Roberts, the “boss” in this situation, is justified in his actions. Wearing a Packers tie the day after the Bears NFC Championship loss wouldn’t necessarily rub customers the right way. That, combined with the fact that they have a sponsorship deal with Bears? Eh, not good for business.
So I take it a bow tie wouldn’t have gone over well either?
Laviolette Keeps Flyers on Toes
Flyers coach Peter Laviolette doesn’t want to see his team perform the way they did on December 20th against the Florida Panthers.
The 5-0 loss to a dismal Panthers team was the team’s final game before their one-week break over the holiday season. They Flyers will get another week off for the All-Star break after tonight’s game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Wells Fargo Center.
This time, “Lavs” will not let the Flyers falter in their second “getaway game” of the year.
Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News wrote a piece on Laviolette who held a full practice yesterday, despite the fact that the team played two days in a row against New Jersey and at Chicago.
The coach, who is all business, had this to say.
“We didn’t do very well last time we had a break,” Laviolette said. “We talked about it briefly. All you can do is address things and bring it to [their] attention. It’s a big game and an important game. We want to make sure we end it the right way.”
Do you love this coach? Or do you love this coach? C’mon…