According to Phillies scribe Todd Zolecki, the Phillies reliever is packing up his RV with his wife, kids, and their four dogs and riding off into the sunset. There or Wally World, we're not sure.
In all seriousness, Eyre was a vital part of the Phillies 2008 WFC run and his personality really came through during last year's run. The guy was eminently likable. His parting quotes prove the same.
From Zolecki's piece:
"Every day I think about what I'm going to miss," he said. "I'm going
to miss going to the clubhouse. Being with the Phillies, I'm going to
miss seeing Chad Durbin sitting at his locker doing the crossword
puzzle. I'm going to miss watching Brad [Lidge] read his biblical books
in his locker after batting practice, eating the biggest sandwich I've
ever seen anybody eat. I've talked to guys about it. I talked to [Jon]
Lieber about it. Basically, you miss the camaraderie with the guys. And
the Phillies' clubhouse is great. That's one of the reasons why Cliff
[Lee] didn't want to leave. It's one of the best clubhouses you could
be in. I don't care what anybody says about theirs. I've been in a few
of them. This is one of the best. I never once said, 'I don't want to
go to the field today.'"
And we're going to miss you, Mr. Eyre.
There was a chance that Eyre would be back in '10 but he and Ruben couldn't come together on a number and even if they did, Eyre seemed like he could have still hung up his cleats.
Best of luck on that road trip and future endeavors. Two kids, a wife, and four dogs in an RV sounds like quite the adventure.
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With the matchups for Saint Joseph's men's basketball's conference slate already set, the Hawks have now added an old northeast corridor rival to the nonconference portion of their schedule.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Monday afternoon that St. Joe's and St. John's will meet on Dec. 20 during of the seventh annual Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Providence and Houston will play in the other contest of the two-game event.
“We are honored to be associated with the Basketball Hall of Fame, an organization that promotes all levels of the game," Saint Joseph’s head coach Phil Martelli said in a statement released Monday. "We're delighted for our players to have the opportunity to compete against the legendary St. John's program and are looking forward to an old-fashioned Philly vs. New York matchup.”
The two schools have played just once in the past 37 years—when the sides met at Hagan Arena in 2013, the Red Storm pulled out a narrow victory to advance to the second round of the NIT. But December's matchup will be the 58th all-time meeting between the programs.
Saint Joseph's last played at the Mohegan Sun Arena back in the 2015 Hall of Fame Showcase, losing to Florida before knocking off Old Dominion in the consolation game. The Hawks return nearly their entire roster for the 2017-18 season, including all five starters, led by the backcourt duo of Shavar Newkirk and Lamarr Kimble.
While things in the world of the Phillies are going about as poorly as anyone could have expected, Chase Utley reminded us over the weekend that he is still a bad man at the ripe old age of 38.
Check out this sick diving stop he made over the weekend during the Dodgers game against the Florida Marlins.
Just Chase being Chase.
Oh, and earlier in the weekend Utley is sprinting out of the dugout to get up in people's grills when Giancarlo Stanton even looks in his teammates' direction. Miss that guy. Always.
(Let's just ignore his numbers on the season (.205/.302/.289))