Of Bats and Butts: Howard, Utley, Polanco, Victorino

Judy DavidsonCorrespondent IApril 15, 2010

PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 12: Ryan Howard #6 and Shane Victorino #8 of the Philadelphia Phillies congratulate each other after beating the Washington Nationals 7-4 on Opening Day at Citizens Bank Park on April 12, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
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'Twas the night before Tax Day and all through the house,                                         we were watching Kyle Kendrick who pitched like a ...person who needed pitching lessons (see, not a mouse).  Yes as we were stressing over our taxes Kendrick gave us something else to stress over, his pitching!   It was the game that needed to be played at the Linc (14 - 7) a win that in football might be an Eagle's loss to Washington this coming football season.

Back to butts (hee hee) and bats.  Last night it was our bats that saved us and as a woman I noticed that our best hitters had the best butts on the team.  Weird science but perhaps it is balance.  If the booty can counter balance the batting arm does the hitting get better?  I am an original Utley Buttley (old lady fan club of one - me) but this season I decided to watch who was hitting from behind and have determined that the Phillies have some of the best butts in baseball and their bats are some of the best too.  There is not another team with so many consistent hitters that look so good from the back side.  Granted there are some other great hitters that are also good in the behind department but they are scattered throughout the leagues. Last night Polanco was worth his weight in gold and Victorino stepped in JRol's shoes.

The Phillies have bats and butts and last night we had a great football game and Kendrick was our JaMarcus Russell (the Raiders should consider Vick, can't be worse and will relieve us of our albatross).  The hitting was relentless and everytime turned from the TV (to grill hotdogs) while Kendrick was pitching he told me to make sure the Nats would go up by 5 runs while he was not looking.  The bats saved us and we had fun on facebook and Twitter in virtual conversations as to what we would do to Kendrick should we get the chance.

It was a great night...and The Flyers Won!  Go Philadelphia (the Sixer's season is over)!