Charlie the Red-Faced Phillie

Posted by Pat Gallen, Thu, December 24, 2009 09:31 AM | Comments: 16

You know J-Roll and Utley and Ryno and Shane,

Madson and Jayson and Chooch and Rauuul,

But do you recall, the most famous Phillie of all?

Charlie the Red-Faced Phillie, had a very shiny nose

And if you ever saw him, you would even say he knows

Just how to hit a baseball, taught all the players how to swing

Charlie was still looked down on, the city never liked his ways

Then one cold October eve, Charlie came to say

Lidge go throw us one last pitch, bring us home the championship

Then how the city loved him, as they lined the streets with glee

Charlie the Red-Faced Phillie, he went down in history.

-Merry Christmas from Phillies Nation

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  • Posts: 0 Chuck


  • Posts: 0 LeeAnn

    Terrific! Merry Christmas!

  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    Awww, that’s very sweet. We love our red-faced Charlie.


  • Posts: 0 roundoff

    that’s where this site is going huh

  • Posts: 1376 Pat Gallen

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    Roundoff cant take jokes, huh?

  • Posts: 0 roundoff

    the only joke has been this site over the last half year. har har har… cant take a little crit huh?

  • Posts: 0 Al in Seattle

    Very cute. Merry Christmas, Phillies Nation. Here’s to a fantastic Phils season in 2010 and the commissioner’s trophy coming back to Philly next year.

  • Posts: 1376 Pat Gallen

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    Tough crowd. Merry Christmas PN! See you all in a few days.

  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    Agree with you there AL,
    Here is to a great Christmas, some of us had an early Halladay this year.
    Merry Christmas to all of Phillies Nation, and everyone who visits our blog here, yes even you Mets fans, and SpankyYankee. And here is to a great New Year, New Decade(I know technically it is not until 2011) and the completing our run of dominance in the NL and a few more WFS here in Philadelphia.

  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Merry Christmas to all phillies nation!

  • Posts: 0 Phan in TN

    Merry Christmas to you folks!

  • Posts: 0 Grrrumpy Miner

    Mets make a couple of great deals and figure out a way to get Oswalt,Verlander,Lincecum and Cliff Lee to back uo Santana and Omar pulls a trade to get Howard to play first,Mauer to catch and pull off a blockbuster to get Carl Crawford to play leftfield and trade Luis Castillo and get a ham and egger that can play 2nd base while the Mets farm system is flourishing with great budding talent which may include at least 6 future Hall Of Famers and gain instant credability while dances of future World Series championships dance in my head.Sorry,I was looking at my Christmas list and realize its more of a Christmas Miracle as Omar sits on his thumb! lol But anyways.All the best and Enjoy The Holidays!Only 49 more days til Pitchers and Catchers!

  • Posts: 0 WFC010

    “Then one cold November eve, Charlie came to say

    Lidge go throw us one last pitch, bring us home the championship”

    Wait, what? Shouldn’t that be October Eve?

    The 2008 World Series ended in October, and Lidge helped us lose the 09 one.

    Besides that, I otherwise really enjoyed this song. More!

  • Posts: 0 George

    Please, no more alleged poetry. The sentiment is fine, but the attempt to fit it into the rhyme and rhythm of “Rudolph” fails miserably.

    Maybe I’m being rather “Bah, humbug!” here, but I’ve already had to spend too much of my usual joyous Christmas Holiday reading the selfish whiny rants of people still fuming about the Cliff Lee trade, when I’ve been expecting intelligent discussions about bullpen options.

    I hope Santa loads those naughty commenter’s stockings with coal.

  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    Yes George, you are being rather Scroogey, but I wish you a happy holiday anyway.

  • Posts: 0 Brian Sr. of CO

    This is classic! Can we get through a single entry without mentioning Lee? Come on, get over it. Regardless, Merry Christmas, I hope the rest of you dont have to work Mid shifts on Christmas Eve, and Christmas night, and have a great Halladay season (Sorry had to do it…LOL) Holiday season with your family and friends!

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