I'm still trying to wrap my head around the Ryan Howard extension and find the time to write it. There have been so many compelling arguments across the board that it's hard to decide which way to spin it. I'm almost there, so look for my final thoughts tonight or tomorrow. Meanwhile, Brad Lidge will pitch in Game 1 of the Reading Phillies' doubleheader with Harrisburg. Stephen Strasburg will start Game 1 for the Senators. Then tomorrow, Joe Blanton makes what could be his final rehab start for the R-Phils.