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Brett Myers Gets Sent to the 'Pen

Brett Myers Gets Sent to the 'Pen

Todd Zolecki reports that the Phillies' 2007 Opening Day starter has been demoted to the bullpen, where he'll set up for Flash Gordon. Jon Lieber will replace him in the rotation.

In three starts, Myers is 0-2, with a 9.39 ERA. He has allowed 16 earned runs, with 19 strikeouts and 9 walks  in 151/3 innings.

Lieber is 0-0 with an 11.57 ERA, allowing two walks with no strikeouts
in 21/3 innings in his two relief appearances this season.

Brett's numbers have been bad in two of three starts so far, but isn't this a little premature? I thought he was pretty good on Opening Day, and that he's at least better than Lieber, who hasn't exactly been lights out. Brett must have agreed to it, as he said previously he'd accept any role the team thought best. We'll see how long that lasts. It may just be a short-term thing to try to boost Lieber's trade value, since they obviously need help right now.

Previously:

Brett Myers Named Opening Day Starter [The 700 Level]

To Brett Myers: Put That Coffee Down [The 700 Level]

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White House communications director criticized for citing Joe Paterno quote about honor

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White House communications director criticized for citing Joe Paterno quote about honor

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- President Donald Trump's new communications director is getting sacked on social media for quoting Joe Paterno while making a point about honor and dignity.

Anthony Scaramucci mentioned the late Penn State football coach's oft-cited line "act like you've been there before" during a CNN interview Thursday about his push to stop leaks to the press.

Penn State fired Paterno in 2011 over his handling of child sex abuse allegations against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. A university-commissioned investigation concluded Paterno and others hushed up the allegations for fear of bad publicity.

Paterno, one of college football's winningest coaches, died of lung cancer in January 2012 at 85. He was never charged with a crime.

When Paterno died, Scaramucci tweeted he'd met the coach twice and considered him an "honorable man."