Now that the Grapefruit League is in full swing, Phillies weblogs everywhere are coming out of hibernation. A new addition to the group is Phreakin’ Phils: another freaking Phillies blog.
The site is less than a week old, but proprietor Wade Bloggs has already offered innovative ideas to improve our beloved and beleaguered baseball team. For example, after comparing General Manager Ed Wade to Mayor Street, claiming that “they have each taken old, marginally successful franchises and made them a laughing stock in other cities,” Bloggs suggests that full control of the Phillies should be given to the Phanatic.
Though Phreakin’ Phils has a negative spin on the team, the commentary so far is fun and a welcome diversion from sports sites that focus mainly on recaps and statistics.
One sad note as we get ready to begin the 2005 season: Doug Glanville is no longer with us. Doug, I’ll miss your smiling face beaming down from the Phanavision.
UPDATE: Those under 18 or those who believe that the Phillie Phanatic is all about good, clean, phamily phun, should not view the picture below. Imagine my poor, virgin eyes when opening an e-mail only to find this shocking image (thanks, Type E).