The Phillies announced yesterday that Raul Ibanez has “officially” been signed to a 3-year, $31.5 million dollar contract. Ibanez stated that he was encouraged by former teammate Jamie Moyer to come to Philadelphia. Ibanez replaces 9-year veteran Pat Burrell in left field. Here are just a few reasons why this change may be a good thing:
– Jamie Moyer now has someone his own age (almost) to play with.
– Elvis the dog will no longer be able to pee on the field at Citizens Bank Park.
– Women love the Latinos J
– Ibanez and Moyer can join the AARP together and get everyone discounts at I-Hop.
– We will all be entertained by Gary “Sarge” Matthews attempting to pronounce the name “Ibanez.” (Should be pronounced EE-bahn-yez.)
– Ibanez will hit fewer home runs than Burrell – maybe now people will shut-up about Philly being so “home run friendly!” Take that people!
– Think of all the money the Phillies are going to save on hair gel and body oil!
– And finally, no more Pat Burrell wedgies!
And totally off topic, Happy Birthday Chase Utley! Utley turns the big 30 today J
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