Saturday, August 12, 2017

Phils can't solve Mets - on what would have been Pete Rose Bobblehead night


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Darren Daulton's jersey hangs in the Phillies locker room

There should have been a promotion handed out last night. It's something a lot of Phillies fans were waiting for all season. It was supposed to be Pete Rose bobblehead night at Citizens Bank Park but 'do to recent events' this plan was cancelled.


Here's what the giveaway would have looked like



Let's go back a week in time and look at what the recent events were. Pete Rose is in a protracted lawsuit against John Dowd, a person who over the years has been going out of his way to continually drag Pete Rose's name down to the depths of areas normally reserved for people who are very much more concerning that a guy like Pete Rose is.

Out of that litigation came a claim from the Dowd side, he claimed that he had someone who was saying that over 40 years ago, this person admitted that as a teen, she supposedly sleep with Pete Rose. Rose said she was 16 years old, which is the legal age for consent in the state of Ohio. She now states she may have been younger than 16. Rose refutes this and now even it's a mute point.

That's where the story started to get the radio airwaves going and people on social media throwing around their two cents, many of whom have never seen a Phillies games, nor would ever be going to the ballpark. Somehow after listening to a lot of rhetoric, the Phillies decided they didn't want to go through with the Pete Rose events that were planned.

What has changed with the outcomes of legalities surrounding Pete Rose? Absolutely nothing. There is nothing that has changed with the status of Rose. Perhaps there is a bit of a judgement against him by people who think they are very close to god, all of those twitter folks that profess to be close to near perfectness (just ask them and they'll tell you) but nothing significant has changed in the Rose story.

Back to baseball, and the Phillies are starting to pile up losses again. The team just isn't playing well against the Mets. The Phils are 11-2 on the season against the Braves but only 3-8 against the Mets. Last night, the Phils dropped their 8th loss to them by a score of 7-6.

Darren Daulton was honored in a moment of silence last night. Daulton was a very popular player from the incredible 1993 team, who made it from out of no where to the World Series. Team chemistry plays a lot in baseball and that team has plenty of chemistry. A lot of players who played team baseball, not the individuals that seem to dominate the baseball news scene of today.

Alumni weekend rolls on minus Pete Rose tonight, rain is in the forecast though, we'll see how that possibly affects the game. The Phils have two more games left in this series with the Mets and then they hit the road again, in a very strange Phillies schedule this year. I don't remember this many quirks in a schedule ever for the Phillies.

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