You've Got Sixers Email, vol. 10: The Baseball In Jeopardy Edition

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In this weeks edition of You've Got Sixers Email, the Liberty Ballers crew tackles baseball, Jeopardy!, and other topics of great importance

Michael Levin
I feel like this Rueter Joint from a year ago didn't get enough love: http://www.libertyballers.com/2012/6/14/3084117/past-sixers-draft-picks-as-tv-characters-someone-has-to-be-urkel

Justin F.
The only way a Rueter joint could get enough love is if 10,000 people all flock to it and declare their undying love for it.

Unrelated to Rueter, but when this gets posted, how angry will I be at the Phillies? Sort of angry? Or blood-curtling maniacally "FIRE THE IDIOT" angry?

Justin F.
Without thinking I just insulted Ben Rivera, didn't I?

Brandon Lee Gowton
Ben Reverea

Dave Rueter
I forgot I had written that.

Who is the Sixers equivalent of Michael Martinez? Ivey?

Hawes :: Michael Young

Kebu Stewart :: B.J. Rosenberg

Justin F.
Ivey fits the mold. Crappy back-up who despite all strains of logic suggesting otherwise, continues to get brought back to Philadelphia. May this last season have been the last of that.

Maalik Wayns :: Juan Perez

Jake Pavorsky
Matt Geiger:: Amaury Telemaco

Michael Baumann
Andrew Bynum: Danny Tartabull.

Dave Rueter
Tartabull sported a Nick Johnson-esque .000/.364/.000 line in 11 at-bats.

Michael Levin
Aaron Fultz?

I'll hang up and listen.

Tanner Steidel
I have no idea what any of these e-mails mean

Michael Baumann
Not knowing anything about baseball? Tanner can be our Jeremy Giambi.

Jake Pavorsky
I don't even remember the original purpose of this thread.

And Pedro Feliz::Willie Green

Justin F.
I would give three arms, two legs, and a spleen or two to have a in-his-prime Pete Happy playing 3rd base over Michael Young.

Back to basketball....

Rich Hofmann
John McDonald is looking mighty Primoz Brezec-y.

Justin F.
.....and back to baseketball. Feel these nipples.

Jake Pavorsky
McDonald's got that Sam Young like role.

Roy Burton
I guess that would make Jeff Ruland the basketball version of Ron Jones?

Dave Rueter
Evan Turner :: Carlton Loewer

Does Justin De Fratus pitch in every game? He's like a modern day Old Hoss Radbourn.

Michael Baumann
That's really rough, on ET, Brandon. I'd at least give him...I dunno, a Tyler Green? And JDF pitches every game, but Hoss pitched every inning of every game, so he's got a ways to go.
Guys, if we're ever going to get back to basketball, I'm probably not the one to do it.

Michael Levin
I can do it.

I'm writing about Greg Oden and *SPOILER ALERT* I may be changing my tune on him. This is the worst.

Michael Baumann
I'll believe that when I see it.

Justin F.
Are you really changing your tune on him or are you just a scorned lover because he won't be signing with the Sixers this year? Have we finally seen some negative effects of the tank?

Michael Levin
Nah it's more I'm reading things on his injuries and talking to people about him and it's making me really sad.

Michael Levin
ANYWAY.

I feel like we should find a way to make Game Previews more exciting next year. I fall asleep writing them -- I can't imagine the torture in reading them. Thinktank, Go!

Justin F.
More bullet point acrostics? Mention if Wiggins, Parker, or Randle are playing? Dig up old logos and rosters for the game thread chart? Combine the preview with the game thread?

Jake Pavorsky
I wish Rufus On Fire didn't do rap battles. Damn it that is so smart.

Roy Burton
That doesn't prevent US from doing rap battles, necessarily.

Tanner Steidel
Cyphers. Definitely cyphers

Rich Hofmann
Love this idea. Stealing but not stealing.

Roy Burton
It's not stealing if you call it something different.

Jake Pavorsky
Sixer Cyphers.

Gonna go listen to 1Train now.

Dave Rueter
By March, my Sixers/Bucks previews will be just a series of Radiohead and Wrestlemania You Tube clips. Tell 'em, Thom.

Justin F.
Karma police, arrest Doug Collins
He texts in vets
He strives for the eight-seed
He's like a team's awful nightmare

Brandon Lee Gowton
My previews will feature heavy use of anagrams.

Michael Levin
Watch this: http://ftw.usatoday.com/2013/07/jeopardy-sports-movies/

I've watched Timothy's response to the $800 question 15 times so far.

Tanner Steidel
But seriously, what.... is..... wrestling?

Dave Rueter
I get annoyed when contestants on Jeopardy don't know easy sports questions. I'm not expecting everyone to know who Heath Sherman is, but someone who qualified for Jeopardy should at least know that Cal Ripken Jr. played for the Orioles.

Rich Hofmann
That kills me too, Dave. Other thing that bothers me is when someone starts a category not going from the lowest dollar value up. Hate when people skip around.

Jake Pavorsky
Dude was pissed when he got Goon wrong. Was convinced it was wrasslin.

Dave Rueter
The WWF had a short-lived wrestler in the 90s named The Goon. But his gimmick was that of a hockey player so we're right back to where we started.

Michael Baumann
Goon is my favorite movie

Sean O'Connor
John Cheney liked goons.

Sean O'Connor
Or Chaney, even.

Michael Levin
This is excellent, though it may be best saved for Roy's Shootaround: http://www.crabdribbles.com/screenshots-of-andrew-bynums-myspace-page/

Brandon Lee Gowton
Wanted to share this with you guys:

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Roy Burton
Holy hell... I could do an entire post on this Andrew Bynum MySpace thing. [ED. NOTE: He did]

Michael Baumann
I've been on a bender all weekend. What did I miss?

Derek Bodner
While you were passed out, the Phillies bullpen walked you on 4 pitches, the last one of which was a wild pitch.

Justin F.
You missed pain, suffering, pain and suffering, and Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez. Basketball related, you missed Andrew Bynum's MySpace page and a VANTERPOOL interview. In other words, it is July.

Dave Rueter
I watched the 1992 Royal Rumble on the treadmill, and danced to a Beyonce song. So pretty much every other weekend for me.

This has been the saddest week of Phillies baseball in recent memory. They may have registered more errors than runs.

Jake Pavorsky
Trade everyone, become the Astros. That's my goal.

Justin F.
It seems logical, but I am not sure if the Phillies can afford to do that. Their TV contract is expiring after 2015 and by blowing it up and becoming the Astros, they are going to lose a lot of leverage in those negotiations. The Phillies should definitely sell, but they should sell their needless extraneous parts, such as Michael Young and Carlos Ruiz. If anyone is going to bite on Papelbon and Delmon I would sell them as well, but I highly doubt they would. Cliff Lee is still worth his contract, and Chase Utley will almost definitely be worth any contract extension provided Amaro does not give him too many years, and you can still build around that core.

I know opinions vary widely on the abilities of Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, but going big internationally while selling extraneous parts is absolutely the right idea. Reports also indicate the Phillies as favorites to land Luis Encarnacion, a third baseman also out of Cuba. Both will help in re-stocking the farm in addition to the returns they will get at the deadline.

Justin F.
Oh, and Kendrick. Trade Kendrick. There has never been a better time to trade Kendrick.

Tanner Steidel
Blah blah baseball ops steroids

Roy Burton
Trade everyone whose name isn't Cole Hamels or Dom Brown. With an upcoming TV deal rumored to be in the $4-5 billion range, the Phillies can afford to suck for a couple of years.

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