A few quick BlueClaws-related items from maybe the best three hour period in the history of the regular season:
Congrats to Justin De Fratus on getting his first Major League win.
Sort-of on point, the Phillies won their franchise record 102nd game on the day that Charlie Manuel became the franchise’s all-time wins record by a manager with 646. He had this gem of a line:
“I remember when we lost 10,000 games and some people acted like I was there for all 10,000,” Manuel said. “Now that I’m the winningest manager, I might let someone else brag, but I’ll definitely smile and take credit for it.”
We’ve referenced this article before but think about this: Former BlueClaw Michael Bourn, now with the Braves, and Carl Crawford, now with the Red Sox, experienced the two worst collapses in the history of baseball, with their games finishing about 45 minutes apart last night.
The two are great friends, having played Little League baseball together in Houston. Now they go home and will have something to commiserate about until February.