I love the Phillies like they're my family, but just like that uncle that tries to touch you in la-la area, there's certain things to hate about them too. WSBGM's has never hesitated to "keep it real" and speak our minds, like I say- "you can sugarcoat a turd, but it's still a turd in the end". So without further ado, here is the first installment of Things I Hate About the Phillies.
*I hate that Phillies' fans get labeled "Negative Nancy's" because we wear our hearts on our sleeves and expect our team to perform up to standard. Problem is, we drown out sorrow with booze and that leads to malicious heckling, in turn leading to our unjustified public persona. Down deep we're all a bunch of super nice people passionate about our team; and if you don't agree, you can go suck sweat from a freshly moistened jock strap a-hole!
*I hate that David Bell was a Phillie for 4 seasons and Chris Wheeler said, "he does all the little things right". If by little things he meant SUCKING, then yes, Bell was king of the lil' things world. He was supposed to bring veteran leadership with playoff experience to be a stabilizing fixture at 3rd base to help lead the Phillies to the promise land. Instead he popped up to the infield 97.4% of his at bats, and lollipopped throws over to first base as if there were no hurry because a ghost runner was taking the batter's place. Dammit, I still loathe that dickbag!
*I hate that we still pay Jim Thome to crush balls for another team. Seriously- the man is and always will be a slugger as long as he plays, and you mean to tell me that we couldn't have found someone to take his entire contract or at least more of it. Pat Gillick got raped in this deal, as Aaron Rowand was a decent pickup, but now he may be gone via free agency while we're still left on the hook for $7 million to the ChiSox for Thome next season...that's 2 quality relief pitchers right there. I know the trade cleared the way for Ryan Howard to become a superstar in Philly, but in retrospect I think even coming off an injury plagued season that Patty G should have shopped around for a better package for Thome.