Four-for-Four: Valentine’s Day Edition

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After being the lone bright spot on a miserable Phillies team in 2013, Domonic Brown lost almost all the good will he had built up when he decided to show the world that he was, indeed, a Dallas Cowboys fan.

Heading into Spring Training as arguably the only young player with any promise on the roster, Brown clearly put an emphasis on trying to rebuild the rosy relationships he had with the fans during the early months of the MLB season a year ago.

Before getting to excited about a possible conversion, Brown explained in an interview with CSNPhilly that he liked the Eagles, but things are different when they play the Cowboys. Hopefully fans don’t give Brown too much trouble during the season regarding his fandom, because he looks like one of the few pieces a Phillies fan can hang his or her hats on should the team contend in 2014.


One of the few offseason acquisitions over the last few months that was not panned universally in terms of the Phillies was the signing of veteran reliever Chad Gaudin to a minor-league contract. At just 30 years old and with experience handling a multitude of roles, Gaudin was expected to step in and provide the Philadelphia bullpen with a versatile presence during the 2014 campaign.

Unfortunately, Gaudin could not make it through the team’s first day of workouts before they decided to cut ties with the right-hander due to a failed physical. Ruben Amaro Jr., albeit briefly, expressed his feelings toward the news noting that the team, ” didn’t feel comfortable with the exam yesterday and we decided to let him go.”

Amaro would continue to point toward the team’s vast stable of unproven bullpen arms to try and make up for where Gaudin’s loss will affect the team. The loss does not hurt the team financially, given the low-risk nature of Gaudin’s contract. Still, when the one notable acquisition NOT involving a player in his mid-30s doesn’t work, it does not help improve the mood around the organization.


Phillies outfielder, speed demon, and potential middle-school child Ben Revere is one of the most entertaining players in the city when it comes to social media. The spark plug of energy shares the same eternal optimism through his Twitter and Instagram that he appears to do so on the field. Friday night, Revere settled in on Valentine’s Day evening.

Doing what any 25-year old on his own on the annual holiday, Revere decided to share with his fans the envy-enducing plans that last year’s starting centerfielder had in store for his ‘date’.