Charlie Manuel - MD 20/20
The Phils made it official on Tuesday, giving Manuel a 2 year extension. Awwww, crap.
After I got done crying I thought, "How is this possible? How has the idea of Charlie Manuel [mis]managing this team become a positive thing?" And then it came to me - MD 20/20.
Mad Dog, the high alcohol fortified "wine" drink, at its best, is disgusting. Back at LaSalle, we would throw a few bottles in the freezer, and when adequately chilled, chug it fast while having a mini-seizure in between gulps due to the rancid taste. Through the first bottle and in between seizures, the talk would often focus on why in the heck we were drinking the stuff. The answer would come to us by the end of the second bottle, because by then, life seemed good. Deliriously happy, not a care in the world. And that bad taste? Gone, because by this time your taste buds were essentially destroyed, and the "Red Grape Wine" was tasting like an aged cabernet. And the next day, all we would remember was how great the Mad Dog was and immediately hit the state store for a few more bottles.
Well, the Phils are in the midst of a playoff hangover, are running full speed back to the liquor store, and aren't going to realize they just bought a bottle of crap until they crack it open next April.