I flirted with the idea of giving David Bell the Steve Jeltz Award when he left the bases loaded early in tonight’s game. But then he had a good old fashioned freakout, tossed his bat and got himself tossed in the seventh. With Manuel’s ejection earlier in the game, that meant the Phillies were down two men. Both Bell and the skipper complained about similar inside pitches that were fairly obvious strikes. I suspect it was a little mounting frustration erupting that got the two ejected. Hopefully it’ll turn into a spark for the rest of the team as well. Game’s still in the 8th but not looking good; though Rob Tejada’s first pitch as a big leaguer clocked in at 95 mph.Phillies Nation Updates
The pictures from Opening Day at Wrigley are up in the Photo Gallery. This past weekend’s games inspired me.
Rumors have been floating about Polanco’s possible trade to the Dodgers. Check the Phils News box for the story from the LA Times.