Saturday, August 23, 2014
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Flyers sign Bernie Parent!

Flyers sign Bernie Parent!

 

Just kidding (although thanks to his hair treatments from Dr. Pistone, he does look much younger than his actual age of 64!). But I do feel the Flyers are probably on the brink of doing something incredibly stupid -- they must, because how else are they going to win back Philadelphia's fickle sports attention otherwise. (Actually, they are starting re-tread Brian Boucher in goal tonight...so there!)

I mean, the Eagles started it when -- jealous of the Phillies who were getting attention for actually, you know, winning games -- they went out and signed first a notorious killer of dogs (Michael Vick) and then a popular has-been (Jeremiah Trotter), so then the more jealous and more pathetic 76ers one upped everyone by bringing back the most popular has-been of them all in Allen Iverson.

Even the Phillies are now in on this, sort of:

The Phillies have agreed to a deal with veteran infielder Placido Polanco to replace Pedro Feliz at third base, several sources confirmed today. The deal is expected to be announced once Polanco passes a physical, a formality for the durable former Detroit Tiger.

OK, the difference is that Polanco can actually play -- although there are some legitimate worries that he's starting to decline or about the fact he's been playing second base exclusively for the Tigers. On the whole, however, I think it's a good move, especially since he can give Chase Utley more days off at second -- which Utley desperately needs to get through an 162-game season.

When the Phillies bring back Mike Lieberthal, I'll start to worry.

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