Originally written on The Phillies Blunt  |  Last updated 10/20/14
A few years ago, before I had a child and could afford to live a more raucous lifestyle, I worked in a well known Philadelphia music studio that had ties to all the Philadelphia sports franchises.  One afternoon we got a call from a member of the Phillies front office, looking to arrange a day of fun at the Martin Guitar factory for the once beloved, now despised, Raul Ibanez.  1 phone call, 2 emails, and a handshake later and it was all arranged; Mr. Ibanez was all set to tour the Martin plant. I’d like to tell you that Raul called me, personally, on my cell and said, “yo KA – I’m off this weekend, lets kick it.”  I’d like to nonchalantly mention that he swung through the hood, we shredded for an hour or so (with J-Roll on the mic & Victorino on drums), before driving out to Martin for the tour, but it didn’t happen that way.  That’s not how it works. Baseball franchises are multi-million dollar businesses that take very good care of their products.  They have teams of people whose lives are dedicated to the lives of ballplayers.  They arrange activities, flights home, show tickets, and restaurant reservations, all while the athlete sleeps (more than likely with someone who is not their spouse).  And, one would imagine that there are really only two major criteria for getting such a cush-job; 1) know someone  with a lot of pull, and 2) know all the best places in town to wine, dine, and chill out. So how the **** does Ben Revere end up at Chickie’s & Pete’s, of all places, for a cheesesteak? And, how the **** does that cheesesteak come out with green and red **** on top of it?  What is that and how does that happen? When this photo first appeared on Ben Revere’s twitter account, I gave him the benefit of the doubt.  The man had just arrived from Minneapolis, Minnesota and it doesn’t get any more non-descript than that.  He spent the last year of his life in a city that is known for…wait for it… its lakes.  Do they even have food in Minnesota or do they just chew on cardboard for sustainance?  I was more than happy to overlook the lettuce and tomato indiscretion.  I was even willing to bite my tongue and not make a thing out of the fact that he went to Chickie’s & Pete’s for an overpriced, soggy, **** sandwich… Then, he told Doug Glanville that the thing he was looking forward to most, in Philly, was the famous Philly cheeseCAKE.  To make matters worse, he repeated himself.  He told Glanville, TWICE, that he was looking forward to the cheeseCAKE.  After realizing the severity of his mistake, Revere went back to Twitter in an effort to clear the air, but it was too late… Just relaxed I did say cheesecake instead of cheesesteak lol my bad PhillyI had a cheesecake on my mind haha.. — Ben Revere (@BenRevere9) March 27, 2013 It’s no laughing matter, Ben.  You might want to consider eating a Geno’s steak at home plate on opening day.  Furthermore, you may want to talk to the front office about ****-canning the dope that’s in charge of feeding you, in Philly.  They’re going to get you killed… or worse, salmonella. SW – Kevin Anderson
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