Archive: July, 2011
Daily News staff
As expected, the Phillies recalled outfielder John Mayberry from Triple A Lehigh Valley to take the roster spot of Vance Worley, who was optioned after picking up the win last night against the Marlins.
Worley, 23, is scheduled to start for Lehigh Valley on Saturday. With the Phillies this year, he has gone 4-1 with a 2.20 ERA in 10 games (eight starts). The move was made to keep Worley on his routine during the All-Star break, as explained in today's story.
Mayberry was hitting .265 with four home runs and 15 RBI in 28 games for Lehigh Valley this season. With the Phillies, Mayberry has hit .231 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 45 games. This marks his second recall of the year.
David Murphy, Daily News Staff Writer
Today is Canada Day, when the great nation to our North marks the unification of three British provinces into an independent country. To celebrate this holiday, Canadians drape themselves in their national colors, drink gallons of Labatt's, and pay homage to their country's founding father, Bryan Adams. This is in contrast to Independence Day in the United States, when Americans drape themselves in their national colors, drink gallons of Budweiser, and debate the finer points of the latest season of Jersey Shore.
The important lesson is that there is one thing that unites our two nations, besides a border and a language and an economy: our love for country, alcohol, and B-List celebrities.
And, perhaps, our love for baseball.