Monday, August 28, 2006
Although the Phillies were rained out yesterday (idle) against the Mets, they still managed to pick up a half game in the Wild Card standings. This playoff picture in the NL is just as murky as ever. Baseball Minds in media around the Nation keep saying how inferior the NL is opposed to the AL. American League baseball bores me...screw the DH! The National League is going to stay highly contested until the bitter end, which makes for better baseball in my opinion.
Now, back to the Phillies...the way I look at this team now is so different from just a short month ago. Players have left, players have arrived. Bottom line, this team is keeping me interested. Ryan Howard is the NL's MVP as of today. The rotation went from huge question mark to now respectable. The bench was shabby, but now we've added Jeff "innate" Conine. A few weeks from now when the hypothetical playoff tickets go on sale, I'll once again get the credit card out and have them set aside (just like last season, to be devastatingly heart broken on the final day). So my query for Monday is, how caught up in the push for the NL Wild Card are you? I'm addicted, and as BloodStripes so eloquently put "Take another hit from the blog".