Wowwwweeeee! I’m so excited I can scarcely contain myself. Those of you who know sports know that this doesn’t happen for Philadelphia fans very often… so you’ll need to excuse our complete and utter ecstacy right now!

It’s been a lot of fun watching the games over the past few weeks, and one thing that’s been even more fun is being able to watch parts of some of them with Sarah. While I can’t say that she’s a baseball fan AT ALL (she would rather watch football if given the choice), she knows quite a bit about sports in general, including knowing retired player names and things like the fact that the Dodgers used to be from Brooklyn. How many non-NYer women know that? Very few, I expect.

While watching the games, recently she’s come up with a few comments recently that had be rolling. Let the quoting begin:

S: “Is that the manager?” (referring to Phils skipper Charlie Manuel)

J: “Yep.”

S: “He looks like HE’s had a few beers… look at his belly! It’s all pointy…”

and referring to Manny Ramirez, Dodgers OF:

S: “Whooooaa — what’s up with HIS hair?”

and the best of all, referring to Manny’s helmet…

S: “What’s up with his batting helmet? It’s all full o’ crap…”

J: “Probably just pine-tar. They use it on their gloves to keep the bat from slipping.”

S: “Well it looks like someone took a crap all over his helmet… it’s NAAAASTY!”

(Sorry this is an old picture… apparently he liked spreading pine tar all over his helmet in Boston too!)