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Phillies Nation Video Update

Once a week, or, whenever  is appropriate, I’ll post a video here in the same mold as Tim Malcolm’s Nation Minute. The only difference, it’ll usually be a little longer than a minute. Enjoy, let us know what you think, and leave a title in the comments if you so choose.



  1. Greg

    April 28, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Pat, what are your thoughts on Herndon, thus far?

    Completely agree on the Umps, too, but nothing we as fans can do about that.

    Like the video, but am stumped on a name. Keep ’em coming.

  2. BurrGundy

    April 28, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    “Philly Phancast”

  3. BurrGundy

    April 28, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    “Phillies Phancast”. I like the videos. Keep up the good work.

  4. Pat Gallen

    April 28, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Phillies Nation Phancast, love it BurrGundy…we might have a winner.

  5. mkanoff

    April 28, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    “Weekly RePhil”

  6. Pat Gallen

    April 28, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    I think Herndon has a case of trying too hard. He just needs to settle in and lets his sinker do the talking. He can figure it out.

  7. Greg

    April 28, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    For a Rookie such as him though, do you feel he will continue to be able to contribute well to the Phillies? Do you see the organization keeping him post-2010, or trading him, depending on how well he does?

  8. Kevin

    April 28, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Phillies Nation Philler

  9. Brooks

    April 28, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    The Fans Spot.
    Maybe it can be opened up a little to some of the phaithful as well.

    Herndon and Baez both seemed more at ease in ST for sure. I like Herndon but I feel he might be one of the sacrifices once Lidge, Blanton and Happ are back in action, along with Baez.

  10. maxhole

    April 29, 2010 at 1:24 am

    phancast sounds about right. on a side note, for those who agree that werth should be given a contract pronto, go here. its a WMMR link from DJ Jaxon. maybe PN admin could post this to make it more visible. if nothing else, the dollar donation is set to go to Werth’s favorite charity.

  11. Chuck

    April 29, 2010 at 6:18 am

    Yeah, “Phancast” sounds cool. I like it!

  12. Manny

    April 29, 2010 at 9:42 am

    0:30-0:33 is the best part! Good job Pat.
    I like Phancast, too.

  13. Chuck

    April 29, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Yeah it sounds like Pat was almost choking on his words there. Clearly, he didn’t know what to say at first.

    WHAT A GAME!!!!!!!

  14. Manny

    April 29, 2010 at 11:02 am

    It sums up how I felt after the game… GAHHHH!

  15. philsgirl

    April 29, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Good job on the video, and towards everyone, interesting takes on the umps and how their zones have been affecting games.
    I was getting ready to suggest Phils Phanfeed but I think I like Phils Phancast better, Burrgundy! Whatever the name, it’s a nice feature.

  16. philsgirl

    April 29, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Maxhole, thanks for the link. Spreading the word on Werth in any way that might reach FO ears is worth it, not that it will make a difference. With Dom Brown in left and Jayson in right, maybe we can overcome some future chinks in pitching armor at least by maintaining an awesome outfield and offensive lineup. Please, RAJ, sign Werth now.

  17. Chuck

    April 29, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Yeah, Great link. EVERYBODY needs to contribute….if anything just to make a statement!!

    “Grass Roots” at it’s best!!

  18. Bruce

    April 29, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Pat, you look so young as if you’re still in high school (chuckles).

    The familiar is a game of inches. That became so evident in yesterday’s game. Werth’s pop fly double that grazed the chalk line separating fair from foul territory; Valdez’s near catch of the line drive that hit the LF wall and gave the Phillies 2 runs there and yes.. the umpire’s strike zone. Remember that the distanced CF TV camera can play an optical illusion on the TV viewer. The umpire judged the pitches as it crossed over the plate and not in the catcher’s mitt. So I would personally give the home plate umpire a benefit of a doubt. The obvious problem is that each home plate umpire have their own perception of balls and strikes. The baseball authorities will tell you that all HP umpires have a uniformed standard guide in calling pitches. In reality, it never works that way for as long as baseball exists. That is why most if not all hitters try to adjust to the HP umpire’s call of the pitches.

  19. Chuck

    April 29, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    “Baseball is a game of inches”

    I said that to my wife last night when we were watching the replay of the late innings. She looked at me like I was crazy and was making something up…..and then someone on the broadcast…Wheeler, I think….used that phrase.

    I just got stares and smirks from her after that.

  20. Pat Gallen

    April 29, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I’ve been getting this teenager stuff lately. But I’m nearly 26, so I’ll take that. Thanks.

  21. Evelyn

    April 29, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    just so you know– i kinda did see it coming 🙂 One of my favorite games, pretty sre it was ’08, was when the phils ewre down to the mets 2-0 with two ots and one man on. Billy Wagner (ew) was pitching and werth smacks a 2-r hr with two outs to save the day. There’s a lot of great games I forget abot, but that one i haven’t.

  22. Bobby D

    April 29, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    I totally agree with you on the umps forgetting about the corners. Guys have made entire careers out of painitng the edges. Moyer’s practically useless to us if he can’t move hitter’s eyes around the zone. If they make him throw fastballs and breakers right down the middle to get strikes he’s either going to walk everyone or give up bombs left and right (like the other night, two homers in one inning). Something needs to be done.

    I havn’t been watching too many non-Phils games yet, what with the NHL playoffs going on and school and stuff but is this a league wide problem or are the Phils the only ones getting squeezed?

  23. Bobby D

    April 29, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    @ Chuck, my girlfriend does the same thing. I’m full of those cliche lines like “thinking man’s game”. I know the look you’re talking about. Haha.

  24. Chuck

    April 29, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Bobby, I’ve USED that exact line and got WORSE looks. It took my brother-in-law…..whom she adores and admires ……to verify the validity of the phrase ….for her to understand it. Go figure…

  25. Phan in the outfield

    April 29, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Chuck: Yeah, except the strike zone, at least for the Phils, was down to millimeters. Forget inches.

    BobbyD: How about a “thinking girl’s game” too. You never know who’s posting, just like me.

    maxhole: Thx for the link. $ on the way. Let’s just hope it’s a signif enough number of ppl to make some kind of impact.

  26. Brooks

    April 29, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    We watched some of Coles pitches drop to the outside corner – ball, drop to the middle of the plate, ball, drop to the inside corner – ball again! It was frustrating! Quite a few times you could hear the same chant (screech, whatever) “where in the F* do you want it??”

    But, I have to say, I think for the most part, Cole was consistent and you had to watch the game, there was no meltdown = )

  27. NJ

    April 29, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Great job Pat, glad to see this tradition revived.

    Old habbits die hard, the Phils are going to get erratic pitching and leave men on base but on the flip side the offense is going to go on insane streaks. You’d love to see a pitching and defense mentality but the only winning teams who can run that are those who don’t have the offensive upside.

    ps. Pat you may be able to get your name from a sponsor… 😉

  28. Choo Choo Coleman

    April 30, 2010 at 12:40 am

    Your video really adds much to the site. It gives it a more tangible personality. You obviously speak from the heart.

    Name? How about the Gallen Perspective. Maybe a little pretentious but it’s your schtick, so why not flaunt it.

    I work with New Yorkers and the Mets recent success has them psyched with delusions of grandeur. This weekend series sould be intense even though it is still early in the season.

  29. Don M

    April 30, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Is Phillies Phancast something at the stadium?? Ive seen that before i think.. I just cant think of exactly what it is

    What’s this ad all about… right here on the left side of the screen..?

  30. MetsFan

    April 30, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Don’t throw up on any little girls tonight…
    Come Get Some

  31. Ed R.

    April 30, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Madson to the DL with a broken toe, Bastardo is back up.

  32. Manny

    April 30, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Ohhh you’re right Don… i’ve seen “phillies phancast” at cbp but i can’t recall what it is either!

    Madson news blows… especially since we should avoid throwing Lidge out there starting today, rather than ease him back into his role. I guess Baez will be the set-up guy for now.

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