Saturday, October 24, 2009
Fightin Phils Win and a fantasy baseball lineup of stocks
Well you should have had your Dicks Sporting Goods, (Symbol DKS), stock in hand from last week's blog because once the Phillies "Little Red Machine" won, (that is what Jimmy Rollins has coined them as, since they are the first NL team to repeat since those '75 REDS), Phillies fans have swarmed into DKS stores buying up shirts,hats($30.00 bucks right now for a Phillies red hat), and all merchandise RED.
I thought it would be fun to put together a fantasy baseball lineup made up of stocks based on the current Phillies positions in their lineup with speed being faster growing companies and power the steady consistant players. We will need a powerful lineup to take our revenge finally for the 1950 World Series loss to the Yankees ,(4-0 sweep no less, three consecutive one-run decision games,Fightin's scored no more than 2 runs), to Joe Dimaggio and the series MVP "Scooter" Phil Rizzuto.
The '49 and '50 Yankees had a wicked good pitching staff with Raschi, Reynolds, Lopat, Byrne, and Whitey Ford.
Well here is the lineup by position:
1. InterDigital Corp. (IDCC) SS
2. Adobe Systems (ADBE) CF
3. McDonalds Corp. (MCD) 2ND
4. Conoco Phillips (COP) 1ST
5. Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) RF
6. Nucor (NUE) LF
7. Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) 3rd
8. SPX Corp. (SPW) C
9. Urban Outfitters Inc. (URBN) P
Well Harry Kalas would say that ball is out-of-here! Whitey Ashburn played
on those 1950 World Series Phillies and both their spirits will be here with us in that booth in the sky above that sees all.