Score big but give up bigger. Pitch small but hit smaller. This is classic April Phillies baseball right now. The losing ways of the Phils in the opening month of the season has been well documented in almost every media outlet (rumors of a silent black&white movie as well as a book in Braille coming soon). As I type this post, the Phils are one of only four teams that have yet to win a game in the 2008 season (both Chicagos and Detroit being the other losers). In the past few seasons under the masterful guidance of Charles Manuel the Phils have always hit the skids to begin the season, then come back firing like Rambo. However, odds are likely to catch up with them this season, chiefly because surrounding competition is better. I'm tired of reading the same screen play, it's time to rewrite the script or throw the old in the burn barrel, douse it with gasoline, and light that bitch up because we know it's played out. Play baseball in April like you play baseball in September; play every month with equal effort, intensity, and concentration. Jamie Moyer takes the mound for redemption this afternoon, he doesn't screw around, and hopefully neither will the crew backing him. Time for that first win gentlemen, time for first blood.