Fire Eric Bruntlett

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Beardcap 8-2-09

Beardcap will be a regular feature that we will provide you with here at “Fire Eric Bruntlett” after the aforementioned Mr. Bruntlett somehow finds his way into actual playing time.  Somehow Beardo found his way into starting in left field as Charlie Manuel decided to rest Raul Ibanez today.

What did Beardo do?

Bruntlett actually went 1 for 2 with a double!  That was his 11th hit of the season and raised his average for the season to a terrific .133!  Viva la Beardo!

Did the Phils lose?  Was it Bruntlett’s fault?

Alas, the Phils did lose to the San Francisco Giants 7-3.  Although on the surface there’s not any way to blame Bruntlett, in my head Ibanez would have hit 3 homers had he started, so clearly that’s why we lost the game and in no way because the offense has been coming up empty when it counts most this week and Cole Hamels let up 6 earned runs.  Damn you Bruntlett!

Bruntlett Fact:

The Phillies were not aware that they had traded for Eric Bruntlett, he just showed up with Brad Lidge and his Rudy like persistence and ability to do odd jobs earned him a spot on the team.


August 2, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,


  1. I hear that one of the odd-jobs that Bruntlett carries out for the team, is it’s laundry while on the road.

    Comment by Swift | August 3, 2009 | Reply

  2. I’ve also heard that, since he doesn’t do a whole lot on the field, they hired him as the janitor, to clean toilets, floors, graffiti on the walls, etc.

    Comment by Max | August 3, 2009 | Reply

  3. Pretty f’ing sad when you get a hit and your average RAISES to .133.

    The Phillies should just give me half of his salary and let me stand out there with a bat. I’m sure if I swung enough times, I would eventually hit the ball too.

    Comment by bronx bomber | August 3, 2009 | Reply

  4. Well put, bronx bomber. I’m sure if they took one of the birds in his beard and put it at the plate, he’d get the same number of hits.

    Comment by Max | August 3, 2009 | Reply

  5. […] the third run in Sunday’s 7-3 loss to the Giants to raise his average to an amazing .133! Viva La Beardo! You may also wonder how he pulled it off. I’m sure that’s a question that has crossed […]

    Pingback by How He Did It: Beardo’s Double and Score on Sunday, August 2nd « Fire Eric Bruntlett | August 4, 2009 | Reply

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