I’ll start with the bad news. Brett Myers’ season may be done. Even worse, he may never be a Philly again neither. This was his contract year and it may be going right down the tubes. He sustained a hip injury on Wednesday’s loss to Florida and after x-rays revealed some jaggedness, it just didn’t look good.
“It sounds like surgery is almost 100 percent from the first opinion,” Myers told Todd Zolecki of MLB.com. If the Phillies were to trade for another pitcher, they would most likely go for Eric Bedard of Seattle, Colorado starter Jason Marquis, Houston star Roy Oswalt and unsigned free agent Pedro Martinez. Also Jake Peavy is a great option because the Padres owe him a ton of money.
Now to some good news. On August 7, the Phillies have one more honor in store for the late great Harry Kalas. He will be inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame that’s located in Ashburn Alley behind the batter’s eye in center field. This will be the first ceremony Kalas has not emceed.
Wall of Famers who are expected to participate in the ceremonies include Robin Roberts (first inductee, 1978), Jim Bunning (1984), Steve Carlton (1989), Mike Schmidt (1990), Dick Allen (1994), Greg Luzinski (1998), Garry Maddox (2001), Tony Taylor (2002), Bob Boone (2005) and Dallas Green (2006). Kalas broadcast games involving all of these players.