Poor 'ole Father Comcast.
Threw $2.5 billion over 25 years at the Phillies and in the inaugural year, 2015, will have more big screens switching to Breaking Bad reruns at 7:05 than you can shake a remote at.
"What'd you watching those bums for, give me that remote."
Cole is about to get traded and Cliff is pitching with a sore elbow.
But here's the thing.
The Yankees are hurting worse than the Phillies. Ace C.C. Sabathia is just starting to play catch in spring training, coming off knee surgery. Number 2, Masahiro Tanaka, has a torn elbow ligament. Number 3, Ivan Nova, is still recovering from a fully torn elbow ligament and is expected back by summer.
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act — and Major League pitchers — elbow docs are sending Toll Brothers to build vacation homes in Kailua-Kona. Oh, so that's where that expensive coffee comes from.
And Yankee box seats and tickets prices are so expensive, even Bill de Blasio can't afford a seat at the Stadium.
So where do you think the Yankees will go shopping for a quality pitcher to appease their faithful?
Could be a matter of days.
If Hamels can hold the fort down until the other Yankee arms are ready — or knees and elbows — it might just keep the Yankees alive until Memorial Day. Maybe even Flag Day.
Toronto is now thinking they need Hamels, too. Their middle of the rotation righthander, Marcus Stroman, tore his ACL yesterday, during bunting drills. Interesting, an American League team practicing bunting drills. What's next, Pete Carroll practicing passing drills at the 2 yard line?
This is just what Junior asked Santa for, a bidding war.
And Junior was thinking Chip Kelly and Sam Hinkie were having all the fun in South Philly! Now he can sit back and make the Yankees sweat.
And poor 'ole Father Comcast, all it has left is Tom McCarthy, Matt Stairs, and Ben Davis.
Good luck on that one!
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