Trey Live at the Tower

Trey Live at the Tower

I had  ridiculous 3rd row tickets to the Trey Anastasio show at the Tower which is going on right now, but I happen to be in Illinois so I couldn't go.  Thanks to xpn.org I am still listening to the show.  The show is being broadcast as I type over the Internet.  Also, thanks to cell phone technology, I even got a picture sent to me  from the seats I should have been in as I listened from hundreds of miles away.

Trey is playing a solo acoustic set in the middle of the show.  He completely messed up My Friend  My Friend and blamed it on the web cast on xpn and then said something like "It's the internet's fault that Phish stopped playing!"  Then he busted into NICU and it was pretty damn sweet.

Trey noted numerous times how Philly energy is unlike any other place.

Damn, he just went into Bouncin which is completely nostalgic of when I was 16.  It sounds like he is basically taking requests from the crowd.  Then he went into Pebbles and Marbles which is one of the better songs Phish produced in their final few years and a song which sounds great on solo acoustic.

I love the Internets, except for the whole fact that the Internet broke Phish up.

Side note: for all of you fans, my sources tell me Trey and Mike will be doing an acoustic tour  in early '06.

Former Phillies pitcher, Hall of Famer Jim Bunning dies at 85

Former Phillies pitcher, Hall of Famer Jim Bunning dies at 85

LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning, who pitched six seasons with the Phillies and went on to serve in Congress, has died. He was 85.

Bunning's death was confirmed by Jon Deuser, who served as chief of staff when Bunning was in the Senate. Deuser said he was notified about the death by Bunning's family.

Bunning won 224 games in a 17-year major-league career and pitched the first perfect game in modern National League history. It came with the Phillies on June 21, 1964.

He became the first pitcher after 1900 to throw no-hitters in both the American and National Leagues.

He belonged to a rare group of major league pitchers to throw a perfect game in the modern era.

A Kentucky Republican, he was the only member of the Baseball Hall of Fame to serve in Congress. He served in both the House and Senate.

Today's Lineup: Cesar Hernandez (groin) returns

Today's Lineup: Cesar Hernandez (groin) returns

Cesar Hernandez returns to the Phillies' punchless lineup Saturday afternoon against the Reds (4 p.m./TCN).

Hernandez, who missed Friday night's 5-2 loss with a groin injury, is back at second base and leading off. Hernandez has led off in all 44 games he's started this season. The fifth-year pro has struggled after getting off to a torrid start. He's hitting just .185 (10 for 54) over his last 14 games.

After bouncing around the lineup, centerfielder Odubel Herrera returns to his customary spot in the two-hole. Herrera's season is a microcosm of the Phils' woeful offense. An All-Star in 2016, Herrera is hitting just .227 this season. Manager Pete Mackanin hopes the Venezuelan will hit his way out of it soon (see story).

Here is the rest of today's lineup:

1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Odubel Herrera, CF
3. Aaron Altherr, LF
4. Tommy Joseph, 1B
5. Michael Saunders, RF
6. Maikel Franco, 3B
7. Cameron Rupp, C
8. Freddy Galvis, SS
9. Jerad Eickhoff, P