...not only because the Phillies lost last night, but because I have been looking forward to Eaton v. Smoltz for over a week, and now it looks like it won't happen. Manuel has moved Kendrick and Hamels up a day so that Kendrick will now square off with Smoltz on Thursday, and Eaton will get the ball against the Gnats on Saturday.
This is probably a good move for the club, but not for fans who appreciate epic showdowns. Eaton v. Smoltz in a playoff run, well that's like Ali v. Frazier, America v. Germany, or AJ Benza v. Stuttering John. These sort of matchups rarely happen, and we are all being deprived of the opportunity to witness history. Thanks Fuqua.