"Whaddaya say, fellas," Blanton said at Cliff Lee's signing, which he was not invited to. "5 Aces? It has a nice ring to it, don't you think? Four Aces is nice, sure. But 5 Aces is even better. It's one whole additional ace."
Blanton is slated for the back-end of the Philadelphia rotation that now includes Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt, Cole Hamels and Lee. All would be No. 1 or No. 2 starters on most every other team in baseball. Blanton went 9-6 last year with a 4.82 ERA.
"I won 16 games with the A's in 2006, you know," Blanton wrote in an e-mail to the Phillies marketing and promotions director last night. "That's more than Cole Hamels ever won. Really! Check his stats!"
Later that day he tried to take a charge at his wrestling match.
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"Much of being a legend is about fame," said Tyrell. "And while that's great, fame doesn't necessarily leave a positive impact on the world. Leaders do. So I wanted to play for a team that is associated with leaders. Let those other teams worry about being legends."
That football player is a bit skinny, though. They should give it steroids next time.
Whereas the good citizens of Idaho are mixed on his prospects.
It was hoped Favre could pull through as late as Sunday when a snowstorm wrecked the Metrodome and pushed his team's scheduled game back a day. But during pregame warm-ups on the field in Detroit, the hand numbness was discovered and the decision was made to pull the plug.
"I didn't think I could function good enough to help us win," said Favre, in what were his final words.