Red Sox fans are a lot like Yankee fans. They will try to disagree, but it is true. While at the games this weekend, I tried to chat up some fans wearing Sox gear. I would start with a where in Boston are you from? and not a single person I asked was from Boston or even anywhere near Boston. One group was from Maryland, another from Vermont, one from Iowa? I will never understand how someone from Maryland is a fan of a team from Boston? I guess I am and always will be a Philly fan; don't other locations have loyalties? None of these Boston fans seemed to be real baseball people either. The group of girls I chatted up gave the "I like the Sox 'cause Damon is so cute!" Puke.
As far as the baseball games, the Sox simply embarrassed the Phillies. The Frustratin' Phils were simply no match for the World Champions. The Red Sox lineup is flat out stacked from top to bottom. There are no Mike Lieberthals or David Bells in their line up. The Phillies gave us nothing at all to be excited about this weekend with the sole exception of a mini rally today which fell short.
I don't even have a whole lot to say after the three pitiful losses to the Sox. Friday night they got owned by the knuckle baller Tim Wakefield and Jon Lieber continued to give up the long ball. Saturday's game showed the continued struggles of Vincente Padilla and today's game showed the holes in the pen among other shortcomings.
In other news, I went to today's game with my Mother and Father as a little Father's day treat. My Mom claims it was her first Phillies game since Connie Mack Stadium. I found that amazing. In contrast, it was my first Phillies game since.. Friday.
Some pictures from Friday and Sunday's games after the Jump.
It looks like point guard Chasson Randle has earned himself some more time in Philadelphia.
The Sixers on Friday announced that they signed Randle to a second 10-day contract.
Randle was first signed by the Sixers on Jan. 9 and has appeared in two games, thanks in large part to a wrist injury that forced starter T.J. McConnell to msis some time and pushed backup point guard Sergio Rodriguez into the starting lineup.
"It’s a great feeling to know that I get another shot at this and (get to) be around this team, be around this staff another 10 days," Randle said. "I’m just thankful."
Randle scored a career-high 10 points in 16 minutes in Monday's win over the Bucks, shooting 50 percent from the field (3 for 6) and beyond the arc (2 for 4), while also adding two rebounds and an assist.
"You just watched him play in Milwaukee and you saw somebody take his length and come up with loose balls and deflections," Brett Brown said. "You saw somebody come down and had sort of a swagger and a confidence where he could rise up and make a three. He's a four-year Stanford graduate that comes with a very distinct pedigree and intellect and maturity that adds to team. Albeit new, he really adds to what we're trying to build in relation to the guys that we invite in our program. He's a high character guy."
Randle played in 19 games this season for the Westchester Knicks of the NBA D-League before signing with the Sixers, leading the team in scoring with 21 points per game, including back-to-back games of 38 and 36 points in December.
He went undrafted in 2015 after four years at Stanford, and spent last season overseas with CEZ Nymburk of the National Basketball League in the Czech Republic.
Updated: 6:13 p.m.
Mo Williams was barely a Sixer.
The Sixers on Friday claimed the 34-year-old point guard, then waived him, a league source confirmed to CSNPhilly.com's Jessica Camerato. The Sixers followed it with the re-signing of guard Chasson Randle to a second 10-day contract.
ESPN's Marc Stein first reported the news of the Sixers' claiming Williams.
Per the report, the Sixers made the claim in order to get $2.2 million closer to the salary floor while preventing the Nuggets from doing so after Denver acquired Williams in a trade with the Hawks.
It's been a whirlwind two weeks for Williams, who was traded from the Cavaliers to the Hawks as part of the Kyle Korver deal. Williams was then shipped to the Nuggets, who then waived him.
Now he's been claimed and waived by the Sixers in the same day.
Williams, a veteran of 13 NBA seasons, last played for 2015-16 championship-winning Cleveland, where he played 41 regular-season contests and averaged 8.2 points and 2.4 assists per game.