Theres a lot wrong with this photo... for starters, where is Jimmy's computer? Are we expected to believe He's really going to be productive with nothing but a phone and some looseleaf paper? I don't even see a pencil. Second… a tip for Young James: take the corner office, bro
As you can clearly see, there's no coffee on J-Roll's desk. That's reserved for Brad Lidge Jose Contreras Ryan Madson Antonio Bastardo. Or Lumbergh (see below).
Would you trust Jimmy Rollins as your portfolio manager? I'd lean towards 'yes' simply because that shirt looks so damn smooth.
Your captions, especially on the photo below, are appreciated.
The photos comes courtesy of PhillyFinancialDay.com, which took place on Friday during which a number of the Phillies -- including Cole Hamels, Chase Utley, Shane Victorino, and J-Roll -- teamed up with local financial institutions to raise funds for the foundations of the players. Read more about it all here.
More photos from the day here.
Some other random Phillies tidbits since there's no actual sports taking place today:
Mike Stutes is spending his break back in Cali eating cheeseburgers.
And Cliff Lee is busy learning Chinese at the All-Star game.
What is there to say about the Philadelphia Phillies?
In doing my usual postgame perusal of the Internet after their 7-2 loss on Wednesday night, I visited Phillies.com to see what kind of "highlights" they could have possibly posted from another crushing defeat at the hands of the Colorado Rockies.
Thankfully, the first thing that caught my eye was a video titled, "Phanatic tries to comfort crying baby."
It was not Larry Andersen in the Phanatic's arms. Nor me.
And that's the Phillies season in a nutshell.
"You gotta question the parenting skills here," John Kruk said on the telecast. And he's right! What kind of parent would raise their kid to be a Philly sports fan?!?
The Phillies now have the worst record in all of baseball. They're 4-20 in their last 24 games. It's their worst start to a season since 1960.
Even the Phanatic doesn't have enough popcorn to mask all the pain.
If you want to read about the upbeat approach Pete Mackanin is taking, go give this a gander.
"In a long season, these things sometimes happen," Mackanin told reporters. "I remember Atlanta, the first half last year, was terrible. They had a real good second half. I believe we just need to get something going. We're going to put something together. I believe that."
That makes one of us.
The future of Villanova basketball just got brighter.
Brandon Slater, a 6-foot-6 wing and highly touted 2018 recruit, told Scout.com on Wednesday night that he has verbally committed to the Wildcats.
He later made the announcement on Twitter.
Among the 2018 recruiting class, Slater, a product of Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax, Virginia, is ranked in the top 30 by Scout.com and top 50 by ESPN.com. He's slated as a four-star talent by both media outlets.
Per ESPN, Slater had offers from Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Syracuse, USC and Virginia Tech. He is Villanova's first commitment for 2018.
"Going up there it just feels like a second home," Slater said, via Evan Daniels of Scout.com. "It gives me a good vibe. It's nothing like all the other schools. I just feel like a Villanova guy. It feels like PVI. It's already home."
Slater and Villanova head coach Jay Wright expressed their excitement on Twitter.