I was searching through WSBGM's archives and I came across a post from about a year ago that I felt could be directly applied to this season right now. From August 20, 2006- As Phillies fans we should be used to getting our hearts broken. Hell, if I had to write a love song, its title would be "Breakin' My Heart 162 Times a Year". Right now many of us see the NL Wild Card right before our eyes for the taking, but it almost seems like the Phils don't want to seize the opportunity...rather tease. There are dangerous times ahead my friends during the next few weeks. Phils will stay within pissing distance of the Wild Card to piss it all away in the end. I don't mean to set a melancholy mood, because not all is lost. There still is a glimmer of hope, but it's quickly fading with every passing game/opportunity. Good writing always stands the test of time. Go ahead and rank Corey and I up there with Billy Shakespeare, Chaucer, and Dr. Seuss if you like. *I do have a slightly more optimistic outlook on the remainder of this season though.
You're Full of Pooh!:
Speaking of famous writers, yesterday's comment section featured and impromptu lengthy discussion on A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh. I'm still confused as to why many us of partook in the childish and silly banter, but nonetheless we did (possibly because many of us are indeed childish and silly).
*Phils reached their high-water mark on the season, now 9 games above .500. Currently they sit 3 back of the Mets in the NL East and are tied for a share of the Wild Card with San Diego. Pirates- keep showing us some intrastate love, a sweep would be sweet.
*After a 3-day slumber in Washington, the bats came to life in the 'burgh last night. A 16 hit attack showcased Burrell and Rowand homeruns, 3 hit games for Rollins/Burrell/Coste, and every starting member of the lineup collecting a hit except for the massively slumping slugger Ryan Howard.
*JD Durbin improved to 5-2 and lowered his Phillies era to 3.98. I've got one thing to say, "Screw Adam Eaton!".
*The bullpen was a bit leaky last night, as Condrey, Mesa, and Zagurski allowed 5 runs in 3 innings. I know many of us like Fat Mike Zagurski, but he is not ready for the Majors...the kid started in A ball this year.
*Recently I was sent an email with a cool site that tracks each team's chance at the playoffs. Give it a click and check it out- Phillies Playoffs.