Two Sixers Fans Think Agent Zero is 'Scum'

Two Sixers Fans Think Agent Zero is 'Scum'

By all accounts, Gilbert Arenas seems like a fine looking young man.  Two Sixers fans at last night's game had some harsh words for the most entertaining personality in basketball.

Dan Steinberg of D.C. Sports Bog, which is among my favorite sites on the web, was at the Sixers game last night and chatted it up with two vocal fans.

Anyhow, there were two young Philly kids up in 116 booing Gilbert's every move, so I went up to chat. Maybe I'm wrong, but I wish Washington had more of this type of fans. Builds character. Anyhow, I asked what was with the Arenas booing.

"He's scum," 22-year-old Mike Rubin explained. "When he comes into this arena, he's scum. He is a bum."

"Arenas is the most overrated player in basketball," his buddy, 21-year-old Nick Kripp agreed. "I've even heard that from Washington fans."

"He's scum. He's scum," Rubin repeated. "He's definitely overrated. He's not that good. Even if he played for the Sixers, I wouldn't like him."

It goes on from there.  Quite the entertaining bit from a couple of vocal fans.  I have no idea what these fans have against Gil, but I'd have to say a Sixer fan would be foolish not to want Arenas on your squad.

The Bog nailed what a Sixers game is like now in the wake of Iverson: empty and silent.

>>Sixers Fans Claim Gilbert is Scum [D.C. Sports Bog]

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake


SANDY, Utah -- Joao Plata scored his first goal of the season and Real Salt Lake beat the Union, 1-0, on Saturday night to snap Philadelphia's club-record winning streak at four games.

Plata tapped in his goal in the 36th minute after quickly exchanging short passes twice with Jefferson Savarino. Tony Beltran got the play started by saving the ball just before it went over the goal line.

The Union (4-5-5) had a chance to tie it in stoppage time, but goalie Nick Rimando blocked Haris Medunjanin's belt-high free kick and Salt Lake (4-8-2) cleared it after a scramble in front of the net.

Union goalkeeper Andre Blake made seven saves.

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick on Saturday night made his fourth rehab appearance in Triple A during Lehigh Valley's 13-1 rout of the Louisville Bats in Allentown.

Kendrick went 1 for 5 with a run scored and three strikeouts. He also grounded into a double play and left two runners in scoring position.

It was his second rehab game playing third base. He played third during his appearance in the IronPigs' 8-4 loss Thursday to the Indianapolis Indians. He was 0 for 1 in three plate appearances with a run scored and was hit by a pitch twice (see story).

The Phillies' plan for Kendrick was to have him play a minimum four games at Lehigh Valley. He played left field in two games and third base twice. Pete Mackanin said Wednesday that Kendrick would also get a game at first base but he hasn't gotten a game at first yet.

There is a chance Kendrick could be recalled Sunday before the Phillies’ series finale against the Cincinnati Reds depending on how he feels.

Kendrick has been sidelined since April 15 with an oblique strain. In 10 games before the injury, Kendrick went 13 for 39 (.333) with five extra-base hits and four walks while exclusively playing left field.