Myers Was ‘Kidding’ With Quit Comment To Cole?

Tweet from Philadelphia sportscaster Leslie Gudel today:

Brent Myers was kidding in comment to Cole Hamels according to Philadelphia media member

(Even if he was kidding, Myers made the right move)

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Brett Myers To Cole Hamels: ‘I Thought You Quit?’

Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports reports that Brett Myers finally did something publicly inappropriate that we all secretly (and not-so-secretly) agreed with.

Brett Myers Cole Hamels I thought you quit

(Myers, left, finally does the right thing)

After last night’s Phillies win, Brown notes:

As Myers walked past (Cole) Hamels near Hamels’ locker he said, mocking, “What are you doing here? I thought you quit.”

Myers of course was referencing Hamels’ post-Game 4 quote in which he said he wanted the season to end. (”I can’t wait for it to end.“)

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Brett Myers Thinks His 4-Year-Old Kid Is Superman

Give athletes this: with enough time and opportunity, they can figure out incredible ways to get injured. True, nothing’s going to top John Smoltz trying to iron a shirt while he was wearing it. Or Clint Barmes trying to carry too much deer meat up a flight of stairs and breaking his collarbone. But Phillies pitcher Brett Myers would like to toss his hat into the ring.

Brett Myers fist pump
(Myers, seconds before clocking himself in the eye socket. Hey, that story makes as much sense as anything else in this one.)

Or his kid’s hat, anyway. Myers showed up to a rehab start with an injured eye, the whole thing basically swollen shut. For whatever reason, Myers decided that the only logical thing to tell the team was that he had hurt it after his 4-year-old son Kolt threw a baseball at him. No, really, that was his excuse.

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Florida Panthers Fan Puts Her Puppies On Display

• A flirty Florida Panthers fan pulls up her jersey & shows off her goodies.

Florida Panthers fan exposing breasts

Too bad Mary Carey wasn’t also at rinkside.

• In case you hadn’t noticed, March Madness kicked off today!

• North Carolina stud Tyler Hansbrough lives off your hatred of him.

• Rebel yell: Brett Myers’ young’un is a redneck, and proud of it!

Chipper Jones tears into Toronto. What’s that all aboot, eh?

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Brett Myers’ Young Son Is Very Socially Aware

Photo of Brett Myers and son Colt at Spring Training:

Brett Myers Son Colt With Redneck Shirt On

What’s the odds Colt gets his cheerios spiked with three fingers of Cutty every now and again?

Speed Read: Buzzer Beaters Punch NCAA Tickets

If you are only going to hit one basket in a game, hitting the shot that sends your team to the NCAA Tournament is good time to do it. And that’s just what Robert Morris University guard Dallas Green did (not the former big league manager), picking up a loose ball and draining a baseline jumper with 2.5 seconds left to give the Colonials a dramatic 48-46 victory over Mount St. Mary’s to win the Northeast Conference Championship.

Dallas Green

But as exciting as the final three seconds or so were, the first 39 minutes and 57 seconds were just as ugly. As in, “hey, look, ‘Sports Soup’ is on!” bad. The second half was pretty rough to watch, and that was a huge upgrade over the first half: the halftime score was 19-19, and the leading scorer for the game was RMU’s Jeremy Chappell (seen below celebrating) with 15 points.

Jeremy Chapell

But in the end, it was Green who provided the heroics. Which rubbed his opponents the wrong way:

Mount St. Mary’s guard Jeremy Goode was particularly stung that Green — a player who even Robert Morris coach Mike Rice admitted was the fifth option on the play — was the player who hit the decisive shot.

“It hurts more,” Goode said. “You’d rather see a guy who makes shots the whole time he has been here make the game-winner. Not [Green] though.”

I’m sure that Green is going to be very upset about those comments…as he and his teammates prepare for the NCAA Tournament, while the Mount St. Mary’s team prepares for a long off-season. But based on the game last night, I doubt that Green or that rest of the Robert Morris team should be game planning for more than one game.

(And in case you were curious, Robert Morris guard Mezie Nwigwe played despite being arrested on assault charges after a fight this past weekend, scoring a whopping three points in 18 minutes.)

Portland State clinches Big Sky

There was another ticket punched to the Big Dance last night which also ended in dramatic fashion. Portland State squeaked past huge underdog Montana State team (who finished the season 14-17) to win the Big Sky Championship. The Vikings also used a last-second shot to clinch their spot, as Julius Thomas dunked with 3.5 seconds left for the winning points in their 79-77 victory. Hopefully they can avoid being a No. 16 seed again, like they were last year before getting thumped by Kansas.

Quinton Rampage Jackson pickup truck

Meanwhile, coming on the heels of the death of TapouT clothing co-founder Charles “Mask” Lewis being killed in a gruesome car crash, there was more bad news from the MMA world. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson broke his jaw in his UFC 98 victory over Keith Jardine on Saturday, which will force him out of his light heavyweight title match against Rashad Evans. Unbeaten Lyoto Machida is taking his place. Let’s hope that Rampage finds a healthier way to deal with his disappointment than before.

(And about the crash that killed “Mask” Lewis: the police are now looking into street racing as a cause of the accident, and it turns out that Lewis had at least eight traffic violations since 2001, including a DUI.)

Other sports stories floating around as you pondered who will make Bristol Palin an honest woman:

Which of these four bubble teams has the best case for an NCAA bid?

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Philly Loves Their Pitchers Enough to Stalk Them

Geoff Geary. Go ahead, take a moment. If you don’t play in a 14-team NL-only fantasy baseball league, you may spend a few moments trying to remember which soap he was on and then give up and turn to the almighty Google. However, Philly fans are very familiar with the former Phillie pitcher, traded for Brad Lidge last offseason.

Philadelphia Phillies fans celebrate the World Series

(For perspective, this is what Phillies fans do when they’re happy.)

He reminisced fondly about his days in Philly recently with the HOUSTON CHRONICLE as he prepared for his second season as an Astro:

My last year before I got traded, there were fans who were threatening my life and threatening other people, saying they were going to follow me home and beat up my fiancée at the time.

Wait, people follow Phillies pitchers around and threaten their significant others? Maybe Brett Myers really did have a case!
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Brett Myers: “I Would Not Have Pitched at Fenway”

Most players have that stock answer ready when you ask them “so, who would you rather play in the next round of the playoffs?” It’s usually something along the lines of “we’ll take either team, we’re confident either way,” yadda yadda. Well, it seems nobody asked Brett Myers this question when the Phillies won the NLCS, because he definitely had a real opinion.

Brett Myers

In an astonishingly revealing interview published today, Myers says that he really, really didn’t want to play the Red Sox in the World Series,  and if they did, he was going to ask Charlie Manuel if it was OK that he not pitch at Fenway Park. You see, Boston is where Myers had his little domestic violence dust-up a couple of years ago, and the whole experience still has him shaken up. It’s just probably better not to announce it to the world, there, Brett. I’m sure opposing fans everywhere are going to take it easy on you from now on.

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Hot Reporter Soaked In Philly Celebration… Again

Why is it that locker room celebrations in Philadelphia always seem to end with attractive female reporters getting soaked? Not that I’m complaining: it’s more a question of why is this just happening in Philly and not everywhere some team is celebrating a big win?

Jamie Apody

Last year it was Jade McCarthy who wound up the recipient of a champagne shower after the Phillies clinched the NL East crown. And THE FIGHTINS has evidence that after yesterday’s pennant-clinching win over the Nationals, it was Jamie Apody of WPVI-TV’s turn to get drenched, courtesy of Brett Myers and Pedro Feliz.

Video after the jump:

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Blog-D’oh-Rama: Homer Simpson Visits w/Dodgers

• Whoo-hoo! HOME RUN DERBY has video & pictures of Homer Simpson throwing out the first pitch at a recent Dodgers game.

Homer Simpson Dodgers

• PUCK DADDY skates along word of a new musical about hockey. If it can be done with poker, why not?

• DEADSPIN doodles up some ideas from the British public on creating London’s official Olympic mascot.

• WITH LEATHER knows how hard it is to be an Italian soccer player in the offseason, surrounded by a bevy of babes in bikinis.

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