Top 10 Reasons Why Ibanez Replacing Burrell Is A Good Thing

The Phillies announced yesterday that Raul Ibanez has “officially” been signed to a 3-year, $31.5 million dollar contract.  Ibanez stated that he was encouraged by former teammate Jamie Moyer to come to Philadelphia.  Ibanez replaces 9-year veteran Pat Burrell in left field.  Here are just a few reasons why this change may be a good thing:

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- Ibanez will waste less time in front of the mirror than Burrell did.

- Jamie Moyer now has someone his own age (almost) to play with.

- Elvis the dog will no longer be able to pee on the field at Citizens Bank Park.

- Women love the Latinos J

- Ibanez and Moyer can join the AARP together and get everyone discounts at I-Hop.

- We will all be entertained by Gary “Sarge” Matthews attempting to pronounce the name “Ibanez.”  (Should be pronounced EE-bahn-yez.)

- Ruben Amaro Jr. has almost completed his quest to turn the entire Phillies line-up to the left side of the plate!  Maybe Ibanez can help Jayson Werth with the switch? JP2240810 Burrell.jpg

- Ibanez will hit fewer home runs than Burrell – maybe now people will shut-up about Philly being so “home run friendly!”  Take that people!

- Think of all the money the Phillies are going to save on hair gel and body oil!

- And finally, no more Pat Burrell wedgies!

 

And totally off topic, Happy Birthday Chase Utley!  Utley turns the big 30 today J

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