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27 August 2009

Let me guess: Lidge has praying-mantis-related performance anxiety?

Scanning and posting this shot from Tommy Leonardi in this week's Sports Illustrated does not to it justice (And I joke about Lidge with kindness in my heart because a. Madson proved last night that anybody can blow a save and b. even if Lidge can't save another game again for his career, he threw the last pitch to end Philly's drought and for that, he has a perpetual Get Out of Criticism Free Card).
If you don't subscribe, go buy the issue with Usain Bolt on the cover. It's a keepsake to break out hard-copy-style when your children ask you about The Lightning Man from Jamaica. He really is the first superhuman. I couldn't drive 100 meters in 9.58 secs.
Side note: A shout-out for Philly's potentially-next Joe Frazier:
Damon Allen Jr.
Damon, a senior at Communications Technology High, won the boys' 15--16 open division in the 125-pound class at the Ringside World Championships in Kansas City, Mo., for the second year in a row. Trained by Mitchell Allen, his 81-year-old great-grandfather, Damon also won gold in the 15--16 division at the Junior Golden Gloves Nationals.


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