Thanks for your service

Looks like another American got the pink slip tonight -- Brad Lidge.

Well, we'll see if it's permanent -- anyone else remember "the end" of the Donovan McNabb era last fall? If Lidge did just lose the closer's job for the rest of the year, that's regrettable, for he's definitely one of the good guys in Philadelphia sports, just one of the good guys with a lot of issues.

The Lidge follies will overshadow a story that Phillies' fans have longed to hear -- the real Raul Ibanez is finally back. Oh, and the Phillies did win, for a change.