Unrelated to baseball, really...but it's fun and our Phils are off today. This new kid on the hip hop scene, Charles Hamilton, whose single Brooklyn Girl is ripping up radio and video count downs, was at PSU for a performance recently. A freestyle battle ensued, and as you'll see, the Penn State student held his own. Stay tuned for the ending. It's the best part.
Here are some random Phillies-in-idle baseball thoughts and notes-
Colbert Hamels is slated to make his Grapefruit League debut tomorrow vs. Team Canada.
Shane Victorino is going to wear #50 on his jersey for Team USA, a nod to Hawaii Five-O.
Brad Lidge is likely to not see game action till next week, after he throws some more bullpen sessions and works out the tightness in his forearm.
Albert Pujols is declaring "respect for his country" as reasoning for sitting out of the Cardinals' exhibition this week against Team Dominican Republic. He told reporters, "I don’t want to play against them. I don’t feel comfortable with it, and that’s it." It's exhibition baseball, Albert...not flag burning.