The Chris Wheeler for Hall of Fame Action Blog
For our muse.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
All The Wheelites Vote Up My Man Chris
Over on 'backshegoes.com' (very funny, guys *eyeroll*), someone put up a poll about whether the phandom wants to 'take' or 'leave' our main man behind the mic Chris Wheeler. Anyone reading this site knows where we stand, and we likely know where you, our humble reader, do as well. So get at it! Vote up a Philadelphia legend. Let's go people! CLICK HERE
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Are you following Chris Wheeler on Twitter?
I know I am. Here's The Real Chris Wheeler on the Tweeters! Here's a few gems from our main man:
Glad that beard nonsense is over with! Jeez! How about that Ross Gload?
Monday, April 13, 2009
Goodbye Harry, We'll Miss You
Serious post here folks, today's not the day for jokes. I'll miss you Harry. You were a legend, are a legend. Your voice, your style, your personality, all of it made you a baseball great in Philadelphia. You'll live on in the memories of every fan, whether they remember 1980, 1993, 2008 or every other year inbetween.
Keep on guys.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Our Main Man Wheels Doing His Thang
Chris Wheeler, along with the rest of us, witnessed the Phillies World Series victory up close and personal and reacted as such. It was raw, it was real, and it was great:
From everyone at this blog, we love you Wheels and we share in your joy.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Special Guest Post By Wheels Himself!!!
Yes friends, our favorite announcer of all-time has decided to email us his thoughts on the recent re-acquisition by the Phillies of fellow play-by-play man Tom McCarthy. I'm just going to re-post it word for word, but with the actual blessing of said emailer, unlike some others that shall remain unnamed (*cough cough*):
Dear Chris Wheeler 4 HOF Action Blog:
Hey there guys. I was reluctant to email you about the recent news when I first read your website. Your 'blog', as the kids call it, looked great and had terrific subject matter, but I was unsure of whether the Phillies organization wanted me to let the cat out of the bag. But how important is it to connect with your fans? I'd say it's huge, like Safeco Field. Boy is that a joke! Anyway, you may have already heard that Tom McCarthy is coming back to the Phillies to help me out with the play-by-play. I've been working with Harry Kalas for years now, and while he's all class, we all know that he's been thinking about retiring because of some issues he's had of late. Let's just say he's been calling games like he's underwater! So the organization saw fit to give me something special to work with, namely the up-and-comer Tom.
Tom's a great kid. He's bubbly, goofy and just a beauty of a guy. Much like me, he respects the game's history and those who came before him and is a great baseball man. I'm going to enjoy showing him the ropes and teaching him the ins and outs of broadcasting. I hope one day he can become a lead announcer somewhere and be loved by the fanbase, sort of how I'm thought of in the city of Brotherly Love.
But Tom will be the first to tell you that he's a Mets fan though, bahaha. That's going to be interesting in those really weird games where Jose Reyass smokes a ball into the gap off a first-ball fastball set middle-in. How will Tom react? I guess we'll see how he scores it.
That's all for now guys. Wish me luck in my quest for the Hall of Fame honors in 2008. If Harry can get in, I sure as heck should too, bahahaha.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Our Main Man Shakin' It
Our favorite announcer/hitting guru Chris Wheeler recently broke it down for Gary Matthews, showing him what's up:
Shake that thing Wheels, give the ladies what they want.
Friday, July 20, 2007
Chris Wheeler Guessing Game This Weekend vs Padres
You know that it must be important if this blog is updated more than once a month! And dang if this isn't the most important thing since trying to get Christopher Wheeler in the Hall of Fame! It's no secret that our muse has a thing for HUGE(like Safeco) ballparks. So another blog is running a contest with the premise being that Chris' fans must guess how many times he will mention the size of Petco Park during the next 3 games against the San Diego Padres.
Can we go with 1? 1st inning of the first game to last inning of the last game??? He won't sleep, he will just keep talking about it for 72 hours. It's why we love him. It's why he is the cornerstone of this franchise.
Thursday, July 05, 2007
As The Trade Winds Blow...
...one can watch the Wheels in motion. Yes, our hero Chris Wheeler is at his absolute best when July hits and the Phillies throw themselves into the Wild Card hunt. He puts his nose to the ground and hits the phones to find the ballclub the best offers out there. Wheels was the one whom Ed Wade would go to for advice when up all night in his bunker in Clearwater, Florida. Wade was Wheeler's protege back when Wade started as the Player Personnel Administrator. He knew that to get to the top he had to ride the stallion that was, and indeed still is, Christopher Wheeler. Chris' vast knowledge of gamers, veterans, and screwballs helped to propel the team to several 80-some win seasons from 2002-2005, no small feat for a small-market team such as the Philadelphia Phillies.
And yet he still has so much to give. Word is he has even brought along Pat Gillick this season. Gillick, while accomplished, had yet to garner the all important respect he sorely wanted from Wheels. Deal after deal has been made to win this approval, but it proves elusive. One can only hope that Gillick is listening to the king of trade, the sultan of the deal, the prince of gamble, when he listens to offers throughout this month. To know Chris Wheeler is one thing; to earn his respect...well that's quite another.
God Bless Abraham Lincoln, Lance Armstrong, George Washington, Taylor Hicks, and Chris Wheeler.
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Memo to one Joe Savery
Congratulations! You've just been selected in the 1st round of Major League Baseball's draft! You're on a theoretical(and maybe literal?) high right now. You're feeling pretty great, your wallet is about to increase exponentially, and you're likely going to be put on the fast-track to the major leagues. So what can possibly be said to you right now that you should take to heart? Two words: Christopher Wheeler. Chris Wheeler is your ticket to the bigs, son. He is your light, your way, your everything. He is the beginning and the end. He is.
Listen to what this man has to say. He has done it all and helped countless others...just read these pages. Chris Wheeler is pure magic and you are within his grasp. Embrace it!