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Saturday Stuff: Notes and Links

Through 9 starts, the Phillies starting pitchers have allowed 43 earned runs in 48 innings pitched. That's 5 1/3 average innings pitched per start, with an 8.06 ERA.

Chase Utley knocked in the 500th run of his career on Friday, passing Richie Ashburn on the Phillies all time RBI list. Jimmy Rollins (547) , Ryan Howard (507) and Chase Utley rank 26th, 27th & 28th on the team's all time list.

Gary Sheffield hit the 500th HR of his career for the Metropolitans on Friday. He is the 25th player to hit that many. Of the feat, Sheffield had this to say, "Now I can say I'm in the club and, you know, it's like getting your degree. Nobody can never take that away from you."

Angels fans are being prohibited from purchasing Nick Adenhart #15 jerseys to honor their fallen pitching star. Apparently, anyone with a bright idea to grab a Harry Kalas #08 jersey will be rejected also. Try it and you will receive this message, "Your current entry cannot be processed. Language deemed inappropriate, derogatory, or profane will not be accepted. Please create a new entry", from various licensed sources, like MLB Shop. These restrictions are just more examples, on a long list, of MLB blowing it. Side note: try to enter the name Ballz and MLB.com will tell you, "Great choice! To purchase your customized jersey, click on ADD TO CART." Terrific. Check the comments section to see what other nonsense names MLB shop accepted, and post your own.

The fine people at PhilliesNation have some MP3's posted of classic Harry Kalas calls. Check them out.
Chris Wheeler outside the newly named Harry Kalas Broadcast Booth. Photos courtesy of Yahoo.com

Comments

Jay Floyd said…
Some other goofy "names" that I tried that got through the MLB Shop censors...

Doodoo
Bunz
WetCrack
GayPimp
MetsSuckIt
ILuvHummerz
Amanda said…
Wow, MLB is stupid. They could be making so much money, and its not like the jerseys are a bad thing, theyre nice tributes.
Jay Floyd said…
"Blumpkin" also passes MLB shop overseeers.
Anonymous said…
LOL= I Luv hummers!

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