Little late with the weekly wrap. I was trying to finish up Chapter 16 of First Birthday, and I did post it in the Other Writing section for my loyal handful of readers.
Shaping up to be an interesting weekend. The Phillies series with the Cardinals could get an extra boost of intrigue if Matt Holliday arrives for his Cardinals debut. The Cards acquired Holliday from the A’s this afternoon for some prospects. Holliday has had an up and down year in Oakland, but should benefit from a return to the National League. The move probably makes St. Louis the team to beat in the Central, just don’t tell me it’s going to help Albert Pujols. The guy can’t play any better. It’s not possible. It should be a good three game test for the Phils, and hopefully Holliday arrives, at least by Sunday.
In other Philly sports news, the Eagles are about to start training camp. Camp! It’s hard to believe. I actually told someone I was going to take a wait and see approach to the Eagles this season. I’m not sure that is possible, but it is my goal. I know that they have a nice team on paper, so I’m not going to get caught up in the highs and lows early on. I’m already seeing a lot of Eagles coverage in the media, but one of the most interesting stories will be the loss of Jim Johnson. The Eagles highly respected defensive coordinator is still undergoing cancer treatments, and has been officially replaced by Sean McDermott. McDermott was the former secondary coach. For the impact, you can read this article by Sal Pal. He knows a lot more than I do.
Finally, I’ll be headed to a BBQ tomorrow. The host, JP a sometimes blog commenter, said he would like a mention. JP and his wife Kim recently had a son, and I’ve begun to speculate about his actual existence seeing as how we weren’t invited over to see the lad. I guess tomorrow will be the moment of truth. I’ll be scouting out his t-ball potential for the dream team I’m planning on forming in 2014, and also will try to get him into a similar pose to the one above…cause that would just make good blogging.
Have a great weekend everyone…