Thursday, January 21, 2010

Eat pie on Saturday

In case anyone didn't read the Sunday, Jan. 17 edition of The Mercury, Saturday is National Pie Day.

So be sure to grab a slice of pie on Saturday and celebrate!

Four weeks to go

Let the countdown begin. It's only 28 days until Phillies pitcher and catchers report to Clearwater, Fla., for spring training.

Woo hoo!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Lidge undergoes second surgery of off-season

Just five weeks until pitchers and catchers report to spring training, Phillies closer Brad Lidge, above, had surgery Wednesday to remove loose bodies from his right knee. Lidge spent time on the disabled list last year with a sprained right knee.

The surgery was Lidge's second of the off-season. In November, the right-hander had surgery on the elbow of his throwing arm.

The Phillies say Lidge could miss the start of the season, which is April 5 in Washington.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Vote for Reading Phillies' Team of the Decade

The Reading Phillies, the Double-A affiliate of the two-time National League Champion Philadelphia Phillies, are asking fans to vote for the R-Phils All-Decade Team.

According to a press release, continuing each Monday for a total of 8 straight weeks, fans can vote for their favorite R-Phils from the past decade. The team will be announced on the team's Web site,, and will be featured in a 2010 photo and T-shirt to be given away at a game later this season.

Every Monday, a new group of players, categorized by position, will be announced. The vote started on Jan. 4, with fans asked to pick the best right-handed pitcher of the last 10 years.

Among the players to pass through Reading in the last decade are 2006 National League Most Valuable Player Ryan Howard, 2008 NLCS and World Series MVP Cole Hamels, Ryan Madson, Brett Myers and Michael Bourn

For more information, click here.

Must have been a lousy hamburger

I've had some bad food before at fast-food restaurants, but never thought of doing something like this.

A woman trashed a McDonald's in Kansas City, Mo., after not being satisfied with her hamburger and now police are looking for her.

According to the Associated Press, the woman caused thousands of dollars in damage when she became upset the restaurant wouldn't refund her money. She refused the offer of another hamburger.

A video released by police (a still photo from the video is shown above) shows the woman throwing a sign and a bucket of water over the counter and pushing off a glass display case and three cash registers.