This past weekend, the Phillies continued their assault on baseball by taking 3 of 4 from the defending World Series champions. And while that was very reassuring, especially following losing 2 of 3 to the Giants at home the week before, that was hardly the highlight. Nor was the return of Roy Oswalt, who was shaky but tough, surrendering 12 hits but just 3 runs in six innings of the work in the lone loss for the Phillies.
No, the highlights of this weekend were without a shadow of a doubt the "brawl" that was incited when Shane Victorino was hit by a pitch in the Phils' blowout victory Friday, followed by Eric Karros and Fox having the most bizarre key to the game of all time.
Yes, that does say "Drop a Deuce," and yes, Eric Karros actually said, "Cole Hamels needs to drop a deuce today." God I hope Deuce of Davenport saw that.
On a slightly related tangent, the password for every single one of the fantasy sports leagues I participate in with my high school friends is poop. Why? Because poop is funny.
Also, that Hunter Pence trade is looking pretty damn good right about now, isn't it?
P.S. I finally met the Ed the Sports Fan in person this weekend, as he was in town for the National Association of Black Journalists conference. He was just as cool in person as he is in writing. Philadelphia was honored to have him.