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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Agony of Being a Phillies' Fan

Will the Phils come close for a third year in a row without making the playoffs? It seems to me that Phillies' fans aren't as juiced this year as they were the past two years, if only because the past two years' of history had left them with the expectations that the team won't make the playoffs this year. No one wants to leave his emotions open for three straight years and get disappointed three times in a row.

Last night's game gave them a golden opportunity to pull within one of the Mets, only to have their pitching blow up. Again.

That's this club's epitaph -- great bats, weak arms. They are a fun team to watch, but they can break your heart, too, if you're a fan. Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley and Ryan Howard deserve a better pitching staff than the one they've got.

Five more games, one behind the wild-card leader San Diego, tied with the red-hot Rockies.

It should be an interesting week.


Blogger Charlottesvillain said...

Eagerly awaiting your update on the Phillies making the playoffs!

12:58 PM  

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