Charlie Manuel Challenges Howard Eskin To Fight

Charlie Manuel Challenges Howard Eskin To Fight

It can't get any worse.  That's the only thing I could think while sitting in the first row in left field last night freezing my ass off.  It was a completely disheartening game.  The Mets showed why they are the real team to beat and the Phillies showed us that they are simply the same old Phillies.

Moises Alou seems to typify this very well.  Pat Gillick, in all of the moves he has orchestrated since being in Philadelphia, has not pulled a single move like the Mets signing of Moises Alou.  Sure, Alou is old, but last night he showed he can still play.  At the plate, with two bombs, and in the field with an amazing catch, Alou showed why the Mets are a superior baseball team.

It was cold, it was windy, and it was ugly.

After the game, there were fireworks.  From the AP's summary of the Phillies 8-1 loss to the Mets.

Manager Charlie Manuel's frustration was evident after the game. The normally mild-mannered manager challenged a radio talk-show host to a fight. Manuel had to be restrained by hitting coach Milt Thompson at one point.

"We're going to win," Manuel could be heard yelling in his office.

Wow.  I don't even know what to say.  Manuel tried to get in a fight with 610 WIP host Howard Eskin.  You almost feel sorry for Manuel and his wretched squad.  I've got five bucks towards the pay-per-view match.  As a reader pointed out, it's stories like this that make you respect Manuel a little.

Who's got the audio of that one????????

So here's the story I'm getting.  All paraphrased here.  Eskin reportedly asked a number of legit questions but followed them up with more provoking, wise ass type questions.  When he asked a question along the lines of, "Don't you think it would help your players if they saw you fired up a bit more?" and Manuel responded with something like, "I think they see me fired up a lot more than you think.  You can stop by my office later and I'll show you."  After the press conference, Eskin went to his office and Manuel reportedly challenged him to a fight and Milt Thompson had to restrain the coach.

For the record, Manuel isn't the biggest problem this year.  This year against the Mets, the Phillies are roughly 3-36 with men on base.  Where has The Big Man gone?

UPDATE: NBC10 has video of the ordeal.

Eagles sign former third-round guard Dallas Thomas

Eagles sign former third-round guard Dallas Thomas

The Eagles have signed former Dolphins offensive guard Dallas Thomas to a reserve/futures contract. 

Thomas, 27, was drafted by the Dolphins in the third round (No. 77) out of Tennessee in 2013 and was with them until this past season.  

In his four-year career, Thomas has played in 37 games with 26 starts. He started nine games in 2014 and started all 16 games at left guard in 2015. 

Thomas (6-5, 315 pounds) and 2014 third-rounder Billy Turner were both released in October after a poor showing against the Titans. While Thomas was the team's starter at left guard in 2015, rookie Laremy Tunsil took over that position with the Dolphins in 2016. 

In 2015, when Thomas started all 16 games at left guard, he was ranked as the worst guard in football by ProFootballFocus. He gave up 10 sacks, 10 QB hits and 36 QB hurries. 

Mike Trout wins Eagles-Cowboys bet forcing friend to look ridiculous

Mike Trout wins Eagles-Cowboys bet forcing friend to look ridiculous

Mike Trout sure does win a lot when the Eagless beat the Cowboys.

Not only did the Los Angeles Angels outfielder get a touchdown ball from Carson Wentz during the Eagles win over the Cowboys to cap off the season, but he also won a bet on the game with a friend.

Turns out, Trout had some sort of bet with DJ Cottrell, whose Twitter profile says he is from Trout's hometown of Millville, NJ. Cottrell is likely a Cowboys fan and came up on the losing end.

"The fact I have to wear an entire Eagles uniform to the gym for a week is going to be the death of me," he Tweeted on Tuesday.

Then he posted a photo of himself in the ridiculous football uniform while posing alongside Trout.

It's good to be Mike Trout. Not so much a Dallas Cowboys fan these days.

[via Cut4]