Not only is Cliff Lee one of the best pitchers in the game today, he's also humble. From USA Today who caught up with him out in California for the All-Star game festivities.
Still, despite being a part-time tour guide,
visiting everything from the Liberty Bell to the Space Needle, Lee
wishes he could have remained in Philadelphia. He loved the team and the
town, but with the Phillies having a shot to acquire Halladay, he can't
blame them for trading him. If the Phillies come calling this winter,
he says he'd be open to returning.
"I loved my time in Philadelphia," Lee says. "I
don't know why I was moved, but I think it had a lot to do with Roy
Halladay. He's the best pitcher in baseball. So if you have a chance to
replace me with Roy Halladay, that's a pretty good switch."
It's fun to fantasize about, but if the Phillies could afford the type of salary Lee is going to command, he probably never would have been traded in the first place.
Still, the guy's attitude is quite impressive. I don't think you could hold it against him if he held a little grudge against the team that shipped him to Seattle.
>>All-Star Lee Maintains Good Feelings About Phillies [CSN]
Dealing with injuries in their crease, the Los Angeles Kings called the Flyers to check in on the availability of bad goalie Steve Mason, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.
Kings starter and otherwise really good goalie Jonathan Quick is out up to three months with a groin injury, while backup Jeff Zatkoff is currently on injured reserve with a groin injury too.
Before eventually brining in former Predators and Coyotes goaltender Anders Lindbach, Los Angeles called around the league to see if any teams might be able to help them find a replacement for Quick. Mason was one of the potential candidates, Friedman said, but Mason's $4.1 million cap hit couldn't fit into their cap situation. Plus, the Flyers don't have any cap flexibility, either.
Mason is 4-2 with a 2.77 goals-against average and .901 save percentage in six games this season.
Get this guy season tickets! (Just kidding, we don't endorse this kind of behavior and almost don't find it funny at all)
A man who if you were kind of drunk could almost look like Larry Bird's second cousin was ejected from the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night for showing a bit of negative emotion directed at Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook.
Kids, if you're reading at home, stop....
earmuffs ** He flipped him the double bird ** earmuffs
The fan was later removed from his seat and probably told to act like a decent human.