At least Cole Hamels didn't break his arm. That's about the only thing that could have made the season opening series worse. Three games into 2007 and the Phils find themselves in familiar April territory: stumbling out of the gate. If there is cause for real concern after this opening series, other than the bullpen which we knew about coming into the season, it would have to be the performance of the expensive arm of Adam Eaton. That was ugly yesterday.
The Phils are in Florida this weekend, which may not be the best of things given their track record in Clearwater this spring, to face the Marlins. Hopefully, Jamie Moyer can dazzle the young Marlins and get the Fightins a notch in the win column.
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LeBron James to the Sixers. It would take a miracle, right?
Sure, but one MVP is in on the push for the four-time MVP landing in Philly.
Enter Mike Trout.
The Angels' star outfielder, a two-time AL MVP and native of Millville, New Jersey, took to Twitter on Thursday to make a quick pitch for the King. Trout, a well-known fan of Philadelphia sports teams, responded to a 94WIP tweet about reporter Howard Eskin shooting down the LeBron James chatter.
First, it was Ben Simmons tweeting James. That's really how all the buzz started and now the idea is taking on a mind of its own. Clearly, it's being talked about. And what Sixers fan wouldn't want a player like James putting "The Process" into hyperdrive?
And hey, once James comes to Philly, he can then return the favor: bringing Trout to the Phillies.
We can dream, right?
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