MLB Postseason schedule reveals there is no interest in the Phillies

MLB Postseason schedule reveals there is no interest in the Phillies

Today at 4 o'clock, Major League Baseball released their schedule for the 2007 Playoffs.  It's quite apparent the Phillies vs. Padres/Rockies is low on the national priority list:

If you'll notice, Games 1 & 2 are scheduled for a 3 o'clock start --  just perfect for fellas like myself with day jobs that have to cower into their bosses office tomorrow to request time off.  But I'm sure that shouldn't be a problem -- I mean, I imagine I'll be the only one in my entire department with that unoriginal idea.  So basically, I'm gonna hafta lie and say I scored some tickets for both games and pray that my boss will feel guilty enough to let me leave.  If that doesn't work - I swear to God - I'll just show up Wednesday morning and throw up on him.

A person should not have to go to these lengths to watch a fucking playoff game.

Game 3 is set to take place Saturday @ 9:30. Ya know, when everybody is huddled around their TV set like a fucking campfire waiting for Cheaters to start.  Seriously, there are only two games that day -- can't you let the stupid fucking Cubs & D-Bags play at 3:00 and bump us up to a more respectable 6:30?  So maybe my 6-year old son can stay up long enough to find out who won?  I'm gonna be forced to take him to Wawa around 8:30 to load up on Sour Patch Kids & FunDip hoping his sugar high will keep him up all night.  Eff it, I'll just blame the MLB for my bad parenting.

And that Game 4* start time is just flat-out irresponsible of baseball.  But I'm hoping there won't be no Game 4.

At least Comcast picked up TBS HD today.  That's the only good news to come out of this.

Tim Tebow shows power in baseball tryout but clearly still needs work

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The Associated Press

Tim Tebow shows power in baseball tryout but clearly still needs work

LOS ANGELES -- Tim Tebow has taken his first big swing at a baseball career, showing off a powerful bat and a few areas of needed improvement in a workout for dozens of major league scouts.

The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback worked out at the University of Southern California's Dedeaux Field on Tuesday. Scouts and reporters tracked, timed and recorded his every move.

Tebow's 255-pound muscled physique and 6.70-ish time in the 60-yard dash were impressive. So was a series of long homers into the trees and off the scoreboard.

The 29-year-old outfield hopeful also showed he still needs baseball seasoning. Former big-leaguers David Aardsma and Chad Smith repeatedly fooled him with off-speed pitches later in the hitting drills.

Tebow's representative would like to see him in instructional league play starting in September.

Eagles claim DT Bruce Gaston off waivers

Eagles claim DT Bruce Gaston off waivers

The Eagles' roster now stands at the max of 75, as the team claimed defensive tackle Bruce Gaston off waivers on Tuesday from Chargers. 

The roster, which had to be cut to 75 by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, must be at 53 by 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Gaston has played for the Dolphins, Cardinals, Packers and Bears since entering the NFL in 2014. He's also spent time with the Patriots, Vikings and most recently the Chargers.

The 6-foot-2, 310-pounder had eight total tackles and a sack in seven games for the Bears last season, his last NFL game action.

Gaston, 24, played collegiately at Purdue.

The Eagles take on the Jets at Lincoln Financial Field on Thursday (7 p.m./NBC10) in their preseason finale before opening the regular season on Sept. 11 at home against the Browns.

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson talks protesting anthem, Myke Tavarres doesn't

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson talks protesting anthem, Myke Tavarres doesn't

A day after flip-flopping on whether or not he planned to stand or sit during the national anthem, Myke Tavarres had nothing to say about this complex issue.

Tavarres, a rookie undrafted linebacker with the Eagles, told ESPN on Monday he planned to emulate 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and sit during the playing of the national anthem Thursday night prior to the Eagles’ preseason game against the Jets at the Linc.

Tavarres said he wanted to draw attention to racial inequality and social injustice with the demonstration.

"We’ve got an issue in this country in this day and age, and I feel like somebody needs to step up and we all need to step up,” Tavarres told ESPN.

But within a couple hours, Tavarres had changed his mind.

“Myke plans on standing for the national anthem,” his agent said in a statement. “Myke does not want to be a distraction to the Philadelphia Eagles organization. Myke's goal is and will always be to make the Eagles’ 53-man roster and help the team win a Super Bowl.”

Kaepernick, who four years ago led the 49ers to the Super Bowl, spoke for 18½ minutes about his decision to sit during the Star-Spangled Banner.

Tavarres said at his locker after practice Tuesday he had nothing more to say.

“I made a statement through my agent last night,” he said. “If you have any other questions, please talk to him.”

Head coach Doug Pederson said he did not talk individually to Tavarres, a fringe prospect who is unlikely to survive this weekend’s roster cuts.

But he did discuss the broader issue in a meeting with the full team and said he believes his players should stand during the anthem.

“Listen, I can appreciate everybody's opinions and I respect everybody's opinions,” Pederson said.

“But at the same time, I feel that [the national anthem] is important and it's obviously out of respect for the men and women of our country that sacrifice in order for us to coach and play this great game.

“So I get it. I understand it. But at the same time, I encourage everybody to stand.”