Some of you may have seen this over the weekend, but for those who haven't, enjoy.
If the Yankees make trades this month, they plan on using their veteran
relievers and/or lesser prospects (think Matt DeSalvo) to try and make
incremental upgrades at backup catcher, first base and their bench.
They believe that free-agents-to-be such as Mike Myers and Luis
Vizcaino could be replaced adequately by Triple-A options such as Sean
Henn and Chris Britton, and that eventually Jeff Karstens and/or
prospects Joba Chamberlain and Ross Ohlendorf could be moved from the
rotation to the pen. A trade of Myers or Vizcaino to the pen-hungry
Phillies for another free-agent-to-be, backup catcher Rod Barajas, fits
the current Yankees thinking.
Not in the sense that it's a move that remotely affects anything about the current state of the Phillies. It's sad simply because Chooch -- lovable and awesome and wonderful Chooch -- is no longer a Phillie.
Chooch will be remembered for catching Roy Halladay's perfect game and no hitter and that little dribbler down the line in Game 3 of the 2008 World Series. And, of course, dropping to his knees in celebration with Brad Lidge making them World Effin Champions.
After watching John Oliver's segment on them over the weekend, you'd agree there is plenty of nuance involved in the charter school debate. But also that some of them are dirty as all get out. An underground nightclub at a SCHOOL? Jeez. That can't be okay anywhere.
It's a solid segment. But it also took a couple of unneeded digs at the city of Philadelphia, its cuisine, and its sports fans.
That irked the Mayor of Philadelphia and he fought back today on Twitter.
"Agree on charter oversight but English soccer fan who eats fish from newsprint can't judge Eagles fans, cheesesteaks," Jim Kenney tweeted.
Take that you fish-eating Brit!
You can also watch the entire John Oliver segment from Last Week Tonight below.
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