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18 March 2009

They are the world-f'in champions, after all


So, Maxim has its Baseball Preview in the April issue. It's not online yet, of course, since Maxim is the pre-eminent publication when it comes to baseball prognostication. But, the preview is littered with Phillies' references. This is what happens when you win the championship, yo. Some examples:
-- A Q&A with Cole Hamels. Q: Do you ever worry you'll never sign a mega-contract? Former Phillie Darren Daulton says the end of the world is slated for 2012? A: It'll be interesting to see what he'll say after 2012. I know the world will not end in 2012. You can bet on that.
-- Former Mets GM and ESPN "Analyst" Steve Phillips says Chase Utley "has a chance to become the greatest second baseman ever." Chase and Cole both named to the All-Maxim Team 2009.
-- Jamie Moyer, 46, is said to look "like Harris from Major League." Kind of does.
-- And they worked out Ryan Howard's per-pound yearly salary. It's $70,312. "In homage to Philly's own Rocky Balboa, [Howard] consumes two raw chickens every morning," they say.

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