Tuesday, September 19, 2006
I Must Hate Myself
Allow me to paint the picture...The Phillies are fresh off a sweep in Houston, are heading home to take on the lowly Cubs (61-89 overall, 28-46 road) who have Sean Marshall pitching (5.34 ERA). The Phils can smell the blood in the water as they're honing in on the NL Wild Card...this game is a gimmie right, shouldn't our confidence be high? Nope, not with our Phillies. John Lieber comes out and promptly hand-wraps the game for the Cubs with the help from some shoddy defense and Aramis Ramirez muscle (our future 3rd basemen...Gillick told me himself). Even Manuel couldn't stand watching Lieber so he goes to the pen...things get worse. Brito sucked, Sanches sucked, and Madson continues to suck! By the way Madson isn't good, sorry to inform you of that. Some people in the blogsphere think he has this reliever role figured out. Well, his ERA now stands at 5.84...so he sucks at pitching period! The offense had one good inning thanks to a Jose Hernandez grand slam, but other than that the game was a complete suck-fest!
Anyway, back to my point about hating myself. I threw in "towel" in on this season back in June. I wrestled with myself in August, and then finally snatched that "towel" back from the Baseball Gods and started believing again...I'm so stupid! The Phils are now 1.5 game back of the Wild Card, chasing the Padres. There are only 12 games remaining in the season. So although it is possible, with our Phils it seems impossible, as they seem to not be able to seize the golden opportunity before them. I'm not giving up again, I've invested too much time and energy, evidence being in this blog. Basically what I'm saying is the Phils need to win this Wild Card or I may never forgive myself. I love baseball, I love the Philadelphia Phillies...such is my life. I'm sure there are others out there commiserating with me at this very moment.
"Why bother? It's gonna hurt me. It's gonna kill when you dessert me. This happened to me once before. Won't happen to me anymore! Why Bother?" (Weezer-Why Bother?)