The Phillies should hold their heads high with dignity today, because it's not every day a team loses 13-0 to extend their losing streak to 4 games and fall 2 games under .500. Charlie Manuel should be swollen with pride for the magnificent job he's done at getting this team ready for the trials and tribulations of a 162 game season. Pat Gillick should be applauded for amassing such a talented and driven group of men that will forge on to victory. The fans should be adoring the ownership group of these beloved Phillies praising them for bringing us the beautiful new stadium and increasing payroll so that a contending team can be fielded. Hip-hip-hooray, hip-hip-ah-who-the-hell-am-I-fooling? This sucks! After the sweep of the Braves and sitting 2 games above .500 (26-24), I was high as a kite and I just might stop to check you out. But let me go on, I'm like a blister in the sun, as I now sit here completely devastated at the recent turn of events that has led to me giving up on this season. I love baseball, and therefore will continue to watch the Phils and be mildly entertained, more so when they win. But that foolish optimism of a predicted 92 wins is gone and aspirations of a Wild Card have vanished. 2007 will inevitably once again equal failure.