Found February 27, 2012 on We Should Be GM's:
Today is Scott Mathieson and Matt Stairs birthday, two former Phillies born in Canada. Mathieson, now 28 years old, was a right-handed pitcher for the Phils in parts 3 seasons spanning from 2006-2011. In 15 games, he pitched 44 IP with a 6.75 ERA and 1 career win. He's now moved on to Japan to play for the Yomiuri Giants. He was kind enough to answer some questions for We Should Be GMs over the weekend. Here's the interview... 1. Did you watch "Mr. Baseball" in preparation for baseball culture in Japan?Yes, I watched it a few times before coming over here. The movie is pretty close to what it's like here. Just 20 years old.2. Baseball games in Japan end after 12 innings, what is you opinion on this?I haven't experienced that yet, seems weird. I hate how hockey games in the NHL end in ties, so I'm sure I will not like it.3. So, your team doesn't have a DH, are you hoping to get some hacks in?I love hitting and was always very excited when I got...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Clearwater Update: Contreras Making Real Progress

Jose Contreras may be ready for Opening Day after season-ending elbow surgery in 2011.It seemed that every time Jose Contreras’s name was mentioned last summer, it preceded the word “setback.” That he arrived in Clearwater last week feeling good and has taken legitimate steps toward recovering from a balky elbow has been an extremely pleasant surprise for the Phillies, who...

Is it Time to Start Worrying About Phillies 1B Ryan Howard?

Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is in Baltimore to have his surgically repaired left Achilles examined. Scott Sheridan, the Phillies head athletic trainer, said Monday the visit wasn’t a sign of a setback on Howard’s rehabilitation. Weekend reports indicated that Howard was wearing a bandage on his left ankle because of a seroma, an open wound at the surgical point. Howard...

Phillies 1B Howard has Achilles examined

Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is in Baltimore to have his surgically repaired left Achilles examined. Scott Sheridan, the Phillies head athletic trainer, said Monday the visit wasn't a sign of a setback on Howard's rehabilitation. Weekend reports indicated that Howard was wearing a bandage on his left ankle because of a seroma, an open wound at the surgical point. ...

Bench Acquisitions Provide Depth and Versatility for Phillies

Jim Thome is one of the players the Phillies acquired this offseason that will help solidify their bench and hopefully bolster their World Series hopes. Photo: Yardbarker.com For the Philadelphia Phillies, this offseason has been more about tweaking than about major moves. Of course you could argue that signing closer Jonathan Papelbon to the richest deal for a closer in major league...

Philadelphia Phillies Storyline: Heir Apparent

Jonathan Papelbon will soon wield the hammer after the aces work their magic for the Philadelphia Phillies. If you are second best, do you reach the peak after the top dog jogs in from the ‘pen for the final time? And what can be expected from the other 6 arms in the relief corps? Tal's Handy Caps:   WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: I am doing a weekly Baseball-Fix Monday until the end...

Howard in Baltimore to have Achilles checked

Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is in Baltimore to have his surgically repaired left Achilles examined.

Howard to have checkup early next week

Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is headed north for a checkup early next week with foot and ankle specialist Mark Myerson. He is expected back in camp Tuesday or Wednesday.
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.