This makes me sad: the Phillies released Geoff Jenkins yesterday.
I’ll miss seeing Geoff Jenkins at Citizens Bank Park this year. He approached every game with enthusiasm, whether he was on the field or in the dugout. Plus, from all accounts (personal stories, interviews, etc), it seems that Jenkins is a class act. Even this article demonstrates that he took the disappointing news in a classy fashion.
In a time when so many baseball players act in un-classy ways–roids, wife-beating, cheating, and the like–it’s nice to hear about a ballplayer being classy. He seems like a good guy, and he’s a decent ballplayer; I hope Jenkins finds a spot with another good team. Regardless, he will always be a World Effin’ Champion…with a fabulous smile!
Then again, if Pat doesn’t come back to the Phillies for the 2009 season, it might mean we could see more playing time for Greg Dobbs and Geoff Jenkins. In terms of talent and looks, I prefer Dobbs over Jenkins, but I wouldn’t kick either one of ’em out of bed for eating crackers, and I’d like to see them get more playing time. Jenkins has seemed to be on a decline for a while, but offensively, Dobbs is quite good (ended the season with a batting average that was over .300). I suppose we’ll have to wait and see what happens…
took me a long time to find Geoff Jenkins attractive. But I slowly
noticed that he has a seriously killer smile, that kind of
I’m-gonna-freakin’-melt-’cause-you’re-so-sexy smile. But when I was in
line to meet him on Monday evening at the Phillies’ charity event to
raise money to fight Lou Gehrig’s Disease, I wasn’t looking at his
gorgeous smile. I was checking out his horrendous fashion!
It’s tough to tell from the picture, but I assure you, Mr. Jenkins was wearing the following articles of clothing:
* A patterned shirt
* Black pinstriped pants
* Tan, patterned socks
* Brown shoes
of these pieces on its own would be considered unacceptable, but when
you stick ’em all together in one place, even on a guy who’s got a
really killer smile, you have a very bad combination. I’m of the
mindset that you don’t mix black and brown (black pants/brown shoes?
Ugh!), nor do you mix patterns. Jenkins was guilty of all of these crimes of fashion.
Hey, Geoff, if you ever decide you need a stylist (which would really be a good idea if this is the kind of outfit you put together on your own), I’d be happy to volunteer my services!
this super-awesome event to raise money to fight ALS/Lou Gehrig’s
Disease. The Phillies have been running various ALS benefits since 1989
or so, and they crossed the $10 million mark with the money they raised
from the 2008 ALS Night that they held this past Monday, July 28. Every
year I’m proud to take part in such an amazing event–and I always have
so much fun!
First, I’m delighted to announced that Cole Hamels heard my prayers and descruffified himself.
He looked nothing short of flawless when I met him on Monday. Not only
that, but he’s amazingly nice. We talked fantasy baseball–I thanked
him for doing so well for the Phillies and for my team, and told him
how early I chose him in my draft. He said he was surprised because he
didn’t think he was that good to be picked so high in the draft. He
seemed genuinely tickled that someone thought he was that good, though!
After we took our photo together, he told me he’d try his best this
season to keep doing good work so my stats would still be good! I
almost died. It was an awesome conversation. (After I got far enough
away that he couldn’t hear me, I giggled maniacally to my mother and
couldn’t stop squealing. Usually I keep my cool a lot more, but screw
it. It’s Cole Hamels. He is certainly squeal-inducing.)
OMG, Cole Hamels has his arm around me!
then went to meet Shane “The Flyin’ Hawaiian” Victorino and pitcher
Jamie Moyer. Both were very nice and both seemed amused by the fact
that they were on my fantasy baseball team and that, like a true nerd,
I’d brought a copy of my roster for them to sign. Good thing they
didn’t notice my team name and ask me what a BILF is…haha!
Dobbs, pinch-hitter extraordinaire, and Geoff Jenkins were at a table
together, and I happily got in line to meet them both. Dobbs is one of
those guys who’s pretty damn good but totally underrated, both in terms
of athletic ability and looks. I told him I hoped to see more of him
this season (he can play third base and outfield–but he
rarely does since he normally just pinch-hits). I didn’t mention that
when I said I “wanted to see more of him this season,” that I meant “so
take off your damn clothes so I can see more of you.” (I’ll just let him think I meant that I wanted to see him playing baseball more this season. Heh.) Jenkins was cool, too, but I barely noticed his hotness because I was so horrified by his awful fashion sense. Sigh.
Dobbs is on the left; Jenkins is on the right.
Chase Utley got mobbed by fans when he tried to leave his autograph
station. There he is, on his way out…surrounded by adoring ladies
with cameras, of course.
wanted to meet Jayson Werth because he’s really stepped it up this year
and started to play well. Plus, he has incredibly hot hair. He looked
damn good in person, but he also kind of looked like a tool because he
wore these dark shades the entire time he was sitting at his
table–even at, like, 7:30. Tool or not, though, he was attractive and
nice, and he was wearing a really interesting shiny-ish purple shirt.
didn’t get to meet Pat “the Bat” Burrell this year, but of course I
stopped by his booth to snap a quick picture. Actually, my mother
snapped this one. I don’t know what he’s so surprised about, but it’s
an amusing picture, don’t you think?
the way out of the stadium, my parents and I stopped by the booth where
the Phillies’ wives were selling grab bags. My mother bought hers from
Mrs. [Larry] Andersen…she opened it up and found a Chase Utley
autographed ball inside! Since Mrs. Andersen was obviously a lucky
bag-grabber, I approached her to buy one from her, too, and I asked her
to pretty please make it a lucky one. And she did…I opened it up to
find a ball autographed by Pat Burrell! Boy, did I ever shriek then–I even professed my love for Mrs. Andersen a couple of times, haha.
I’m already looking forward to the Phillies’ 2009 ALS Night!