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SI's Phab Phive

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Guy_Incognito, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    If you were making the call, would you have put Blanton on the cover?
     
  2. secretariat

    secretariat Active Member

    Possibly not. I also would declare a moratorium on using Ph to make puns.
     
  3. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    It would balance things out.
     
  4. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    Phine with me.
     
  5. I wonder if the team—or, more likely, the other four pitchers—said they would only cooperate with the photo shoot if Blanton was included.
     
  6. Cape_Fear

    Cape_Fear Active Member

    All spring the other four pitchers have said if you want us as a group, include Blanton. They even shrewdly put him in the middle when they had their joint presser at the beginning of camp.
     
  7. 1HPGrad

    1HPGrad Member

    Phearsome Phoursome...accomplishes same thing (if you want the PH thing) without the ridiculous notion that Blanton belongs in that group. The only thing Phab Phive about Blanton is his ERA. He's the Phlabby Phifth. Ain't this phun.
    Moot point, however. It's common for teams to call the shots on these types of photos regardless of who's shooting.
     
  8. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I bet that's what happened.

    They did the same thing with the Braves in 1993, but called it "Five Aces."

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1138727/index.htm

    Can anyone name the guy at top left? (shout it out if you know)

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  9. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Gene Garber?
    Craig McMurtry?
    Freddie (Buddy) Solomon?
    Rick Mahler?

    Seriously, though, the name Tommy Greene sticks out in my mind.
     
  10. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Blanton would be phucking phirst in Phittsburgh.
     
  11. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Nope. Greene was traded to the Phillies along with Dale Murphy in 1990.
     
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    This one is easier:
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