Apr 052012

Philadelphia Phillies logoThe weather may not have been too bad but it was still a shitty winter without Phillies baseball.  That ends now with Opening Day.  Finally!

Here’s a sampling of recent/active threads from the PSC Phillies message board, along with the first post of each.  Click the thread title to get the latest news and updates and to participate in the discussion:

Thread: GDT: 04/05 Phillies at Pirates – Opening Day 2012!!! Halladay vs Bedard

[Editor’s note: check out PSC’s Opening Day Phillies Gameday Thread and join in the discussion (already at 20 pages and the game hasn’t started…)

Thread: Ladies and Gentlemen, your 2012 Philadelphia Phillies!!!!

PITCHERS: Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels, Vance Worley, Joe Blanton, Jonathan Papelbon, Antonio Bastardo, Michael Stutes, Chad Qualls, Kyle Kendrick, David Herndon, Joe Savery

POSITION PLAYERS: Carlos Ruiz, Brian Schneider, Jim Thome, Freddy Galvis, Ty Wigginton, Jimmy Rollins, Placido Polanco, Pete Orr, Shane Victorino, Hunter Pence, Juan Pierre, John Mayberry, Laynce Nix

Thread: 2012 Phillies Magic Number Thread

I believe using the formula:

One method, endorsed by Major League Baseball is to take the number of games remaining for the division leaders, add 1, then subtract the difference in the number of losses between the leaders and the second place team. In other words:

M = G1 + 1 – ( L2 – L1 )

Gives the Phillies 163 to start.

I’ll bump it again at 100 and then when we’re down the stretch.

Also will keep the Braves, Nationals, and Marlins in mind seeing as how one of those teams will probably be in the lead at that point.

Thread: 2012 MLB Offseason Transactions (The Hot Stove Thread)

[Editor’s note: check out PSC’s 400+ page rolling MLB offseason transactions, news, rumors, and discussion thread.]

Thread: 2012 Countdown to Opening Day Thread

[Editor’s note: counting down the days til opening day… in pictures.]

Thread: 2012 Phillies Minor League Thread

[Editor’s note: PSC’s annual rolling Phillies minor league thread, updated daily in-season with news, info, game notes, and more, including the work of PSC’s own Scott Grauer.]

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