Brett Myers vows to "stick it" to the Phillies

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You don’t hear too much of this kind of sentiment in today’s age of constant player movement and polished p.r., but thank goodness for Brett Myers for keeping things interesting:

“I wanted to go back to Philadelphia, but they didn’t show an
interest, they had other obligations, which is fine with me,” Myers
said. He then promised to “stick it” to the Phillies every time he
faces them.

The Phillies face the Astros in their second series of the season.  I guess we’ll see if, say, Placido Polanco’s head is forced to pay for Ruben Amaro’s (imagined) sins.

Long time NL umpire Dutch Rennert has died

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MLB.com reports that long time umpire Dutch Rennert has died at the age of 88.

Rennert retired as a National League umpire after the 1992 season, so a lot of you didn’t get a chance to see him. But believe me, if you got a chance to see him in action, you’d remember him. He had one of the most distinct strikeout calls in history. He’d go turn to the side, go down on one knee, point with purpose and bellow “STRIKE . . . ONNNNNNEEEEE!”

It was quite the scene, man:

 

I used to love it when Rennert called a game I was watching on TV. I always knew the count.

Rest in Peace, Dutch. I cannot vouch for the peace of whoever is on the cloud next to yours, though.