The good: Taking 2 out of 3 in this past weekend’s series with the Mets. Combining Saturday’s and Sunday’s runs, we had 21…to their 5. Love it! Santana got shelled (love that, too). Victorino hit a grand slam. Doc was incredible, and Moyer put forth a pretty solid effort (who’d have thought he’d outlast Johan the Great? AND be the guy that gets walked so that a run scores?) Beautiful. Just beautiful.
Of course, there’s the bad: We got our buttshanded to us on Friday. Kendrick still sucks. And people like this moron infested my lovely city of Philadelphia all weekend long.
And then there’s the stupid: Ryan Madson, I’m looking at you. Kicking a chair out of frustration and breaking your toe? STUPID. Also, moronic Phillies fan who ran onto the field and got Tasered? Between you and Vomiting Phillies Fan from a few weeks ago, you’re making us ALL look like jerkfaces. (We’re not all jerkfaces. But the nice/cool Phillies fans don’t seem to make many headlines.)
And, finally, the hot: We saw the return of Brad Lidge, and damn, have I missed watching him! He didn’t implode, which is also hot (not that he really had a chance to, though). And the hottest thing of all? In 20 days, I’m gonna be meeting COLE HAMELS. I got my Photo Booth ticket in the mail yesterday…I’m already so excited/hyperactive/etc! *squeal* Yes, I know, I’ve met Hamels before. But he’s still hot, and so I want to meet him again. I cannot believe I have almost 3 weeks to wait! At least between now and then I’ll be going to a Twins game, which will temporarily distract me from Hamels-related hyperness (although hopefully I get my voice back in time to meet Hamels…screaming at all the gorgeous Twins can really take its toll on one’s throat, you know!)
Right now both of my teams (Phillies and Twins) are in first place. Not by much, but by enough. And hopefully they both keep kickin’ butt… 🙂
No, I don’t want the Cubs’ shirts, despite the fact that Theriot and Hoffpaiur are total BILFs. I’m gonna want the Phillies and Twins gear, which I’m hearing is coming out soonsoonsoon (but not soon enough, dammit!).
I’ve been reading up on the new Victoria’s Secret/MLB clothing, and I swear I’m the only girl I know (with the possible exception of my friend Lisa, and she might only be excited about it when she can find Orioles gear in her local Vicky’s) who’s seriously stoked about this. A lot of people I know or whose blogs I read aren’t down with this clothing, for various reasons–they’re not into the overly girly/sparkly/hearts thing, they’re not sure the clothes will fit them nicely, they’re not sure the clothes appropriately reflect the spirit of baseball, etc. And those are all totally valid reasons to not be down with these clothes.
But for a girl like me? A girl who lives for glitter? Who goes to the ballpark in 5″ red stilettos? A girl who is sick of having to buy youth Medium shirts (not women’s, which are often too big, but YOUTH) so that they are form-fitting and don’t hang off her? A girl who would totally not be embarrassed to wear a shirt that says “love love love Phillies” because, well, she DOES love, love, love her Phillies? For a girl like me, this is gonna freakin’ rock. Finally! GIRLY CLOTHING! Stuff that will make me look cute(r)! Stuff that might actually make my boobs look good instead of flattening them out (yeah, the youth M shirts fit me, but they’re really not built for people with boobs–they’re built for, like, 13-year-old boys).
I’m not gonna be embarrassed to wear this stuff. Sure, some of it has a little bit of an airheady vibe, but you know what? Just as much as I know who’s hot on which teams, I know the stats of the players who matter. I know I’m gonna kick *** and take names in fantasy baseball this year (um, hopefully…hehe!). And I know that whether or not I’m wearing a shirt that says “I only kiss Phillies fans” (a great rule to live by, actually) that admittedly looks slightly airheady, I can talk baseball with the best of ’em. And soon I’m gonna look even cuter while doing so.
In other BILF-related news:
* My parents are in Clearwater right now watching Hamels pitch. Totally jealous? You bet your *** I am!
* Looks like the hottest Texas Rangers need a nurse. Hamilton and Kinsler are injured…poor babies! I’d gladly take care of them…
* My favorite non-Phillies, non-Twins BILF, Cliff Lee, seems to have gotten a little aggressive against the Diamondbacks yesterday. Behave, gorgeous!
Too much baseball stuff to read about–and the season hasn’t even started yet!–and too little time!
This guy is getting all healed up
and ready to pitch another stellar season (yes, I’m absolutely still a
Lee fan even though he’s not a Phillie anymore…I was a big Lee fan
before he ever became a Phillie, so nothing has changed in that
regard)…but this super-attractive BILF seems like he needs a little TLC as he heals his shoulder. I may be biased, but I think I’d make a really great nurse…or at least rock a really great nurse’s costume…
I’ve really been enjoying this Twins blog I just stumbled on recently…and in other Twins news, their minor league pitcher, Loek van Mil,
is REALLY hot. He’s a pitcher (that’s hot), and since he’s from
somewhere foreign–the Netherlands–I assume he’s got an accent (that’s
really hot). He’s also 7’1″. I have no idea what I’d ever do with a
7’1″ pitcher if I ran into him (except bite his ankles…I’m only
5’2″), but still. He’s cute. I hope he makes it onto the Twins’
roster at some point in the season.
And this article makes me optimistic about the Phillies’ 2010 season.
If Dubee’s telling the truth and we’re gonna get a MUCH better Hamels
this year than we had last year, I may very well be the happiest girl
on the planet. I’d love to see BILFy McBILF return to his 2008 form
(Lidge, too, for that matter!).
I cannot freakin’ WAIT for this season to start!
…that there are some truly hot ballplayers in the World Series this year.
People magazine is conducting a little poll about hot ballplayers in the Series. I’m a little miffed that they didn’t include Cliff Lee as one of the choices in the poll, because he’s smokin’ hot (and talented, too!). Here’s who they did pick:
a. Derek Jeter. I have never understood why women dig Jeter. He has a really oddly-shaped head, and while his eyes are pretty, I think the rest of his face is goofy-looking.
b. A-Rod. I used to think A-Rod was beautiful…until this weekend, when, in one of the Series games I watched, I saw a large booger fly out of his nose. Ewww. And, um, Grape Nuts…need I say more?
c. Cole Hamels. Beautiful. He could truly be a model. Lately, I wish he was a model instead of a pitcher. (I’m still ticked at him for screwing up on Saturday night, and then for making his pansy “I wish the season were over” comments.)
d. Chase Utley. He actually looks really good here in the picture People picked out. When his hair is slicked back, I don’t find him cute at all, but when his hair looks good, he’s adorable.
Wanna vote in the poll? Click here! (For the record, I voted for Hamels. Duh.)
Last night was Halloween. I get it–you wanted to show up at the game
in costume. I’m just wondering why, exactly, you chose to dress up as
Adam Eaton. If you wanted to dress up as someone else who had been in
the Phillies organization, you could have picked, say, Steve Carlton.
That would have been a very good choice. Or, if you were going for the
good + attractive factor, you
could have picked Cliff Lee. He was right there in the dugout the
whole time; I’m sure he would have happily let you borrow his jersey.
Then you’d have been dressed in costume as a pitcher who doesn’t suck,
and Lee would have been shirtless. It’s a win-win scenario. (Not that
you know much about wins lately…)
You used to be my favorite BILFalicious Phillie, but dude, I’m really
starting to get pissed at you. If your ****** game last night ends up
being the turning point that helps the Yankees ultimately win the World
Series, then I suggest you start preparing another costume–preferably
one that involves wearing a bag over your beautiful face.
Love and kisses,
Cliff Lee’s biggest fan (because he doesn’t suck!),
That BILF Girl
I’m still on a BILF high from attending the Phillies’ ALS Night a few weeks ago. 🙂 Here are a few of the highlights…
Me meeting our very own Flyin’ Hawaiian…
Me meeting Brad Lidge–who, by the way, is absolutely GORGEOUS in person. And he’s really sweet, too–very nice, very genuine. Classy, classy guy. I heart Lidge!
I didn’t have a chance to meet him this year, but of course I couldn’t help finding King Cole’s table and taking a few pictures of him. Could this man be any more BILFalicious?!?
I still think Jayson Werth is hot even though he has a tendency to wear his sunglasses entirely too much. (He wore them for all of last year’s ALS Night, too.)
These aren’t BILFs, but they’re totally awesome anyway… Our World Series trophies from 1980 and 2008!
As I’m writing this, it’s Sunday afternoon, yet I’m already REALLY looking forward to Monday’s and Tuesday’s All-Star festivities. I’m hoping Mauer wins the Derby, and I’m looking forward to seeing Utley, Mauer, Morneau, and a whole bunch of other awesome talented BILFs in the All-Star Game! *squeal*
No, I didn’t get to go to Spring Training this year *sigh*. But my parents did! They saw the Phillies take on the Braves, Tigers, and Reds. My mom was kind enough to take some pictures of my favorite BILFs at Spring Training, so I thought I’d share some of those pictures here…
Cole, I will totally lick that sweat off your face…
I love Bronson Arroyo’s hair in this picture.
Hamels even has a hot back.
My favorite Brave–Jeff Francoeur…
Special thanks to my mom for taking these BILFalicious pictures! 🙂
I’m pleased to note that several BILFalicious Phillies will be returning for the next couple seasons. King BILF himself, Cole Hamels, just signed a 3-year deal, while pinch-hitter extraordinaire Greg Dobbs has signed a 2-year deal. Another BILF in a red and white uniform, Ryan Madson, turned down a 3-year deal. He and the Phillies’ hottest outfielder, Jayson Werth, will be free agents after the 2009 season.
Hamels is happy he’s staying in Philly. And I’m pretty sure Philly’s damn happy to have Hamels! I can’t wait to see what sort of magic he works on the mound this year…
On a side-note, there are so many BILFs on the Phillies that I might just start having to call them the BILFadelphia Phillies. Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?
So some jerkface at work–I’m guessing it’s an angry, bitter Mets fan–swiped my Hamels pennant from my cube. See, I work in NY (right in the heart of Mets territory) and I have my cubicle all Phillies-ed up. It was probably only a matter of time before something Phillies-related got swiped from my cube. Sigh.
I wrote a slightly mean little note that I hung in the place on my cube where my lovely pennant USED TO hang, telling the thief that I hoped their baseball team never won another World Series in their lifetime. There would have been much more profanity in this note if the pennant hadn’t been swiped *from work*–I doubt management would like to see a letter with lots of cuss words hanging on my cube wall.
Silly Mets fans. Why’ve you gotta be so bitter? This is YOUR year…
Oh, wait. That’s what you guys said for the past few years, when it very clearly WASN’T your year. Tee-hee.
Speaking of Hamels, his birthday was Saturday. Here’s hoping he had a birthday that’s as fabulous as his pitching is!
It’s time to vote in the 2008 “This Year in Baseball” awards! And I’m here to suggest particularly BILFalicious ballplayers to vote for. 😉
First of all, the link to go vote is here:
Secondly, I have a beef with the awards. Where the hell is Cole Hamels? Why isn’t he one of the Starter nominees? Grrrr. He deserves to at least be nominated. After all, he’s the World Series MVP. It’s kinda obvious by now that he’s good.
And here are my picks (based on BILFiness, of course):
HITTER: Josh Hamilton. God, he’s gorgeous. And I dig his tattoos. Honorable mentions go to to Chipper Jones and Justin Morneau.
STARTER: Cliff Lee. If Hamels isn’t one o the choices, then I guess Lee will have to do. Sigh.
ROOKIE: For me, it’s a toss-up between Evan Longoria and Jacoby Ellsbury.
MANAGER: As if there are any hot managers in baseball!
CLOSER: Brad Lidge ’cause I’m a Philly girl at heart, but Joe Nathan’s hotter. Then again, Nathan doesn’t have a World Series ring…
SETUP: Grant Balfour, of course! Hot guy + Aussie accent…what’s not to love?
DEFENSE: Joe Mauer. I freakin’ ADORE Mauer. I know there are legions of ladies out there who prefer Grady Sizemore in this category, but I’m a Mauer girl through and through!
PERFORMANCE: These guys are all younger than the managers, but they’re just as hot…which is to say, not hot at all. Talented, yes, but no BILFs here…
PLAY: I’m gonna go with McLouth here solely based on the fact that I kinda like his hair.
MOMENT: Josh Hamilton (again), for his Home Run Derby awesomeness.
ODDITY: Longoria again, just because he appears to be the only decent-looking one out of the bunch.
EXECUTIVE: Hey, who’s this Theo Epstein guy? I’m not a huge Sox fan, but this guy could grow on me.
POSTSEASON MOMENT: Chase Utley, for a fantastic play in game 5 of the World Series. Gotta love the Chuttles!
…And who are you voting for in these awards? 🙂