Monday, May 12, 2008
How can the Phillies be 21-18? There's no way in hell they actually have a winning record. Was there a misprint somewhere along the line that went unnoticed that lead to this standings gaffe? When I watch this team, or listen to this team, or even read about this team, my initial thought isn't "winner". Winners don't lose series to the lowly San Francisco Treats. Winners don't have 10 million dollar firstbasemen batting a buck seventy-one. Winners don't have a defense with more holes than a golf course (33 errors). Winners don't have 3 out of 5 members of the starting rotation with an era above 5 (Moyer, Myers, and Eaton). Winners do beat up on lesser opponents (Nationals and Giants). Winners face adversity and overcome it. Winners win, and that's simply something the Phils haven't done enough of despite what their record may say. I'm worried about this team, I'm worried they're about to start unraveling because the hot hitters are cooling off (Utley and Burrell) and the other hitters aren't heating up (Feliz, Jenkins, Rollins, Victorino, Howard, and Ruiz). The knit-tight bullpen is starting to unravel as well, JC Romero being the first with others sure to follow. Hopefully this team snaps out of this mini-funk and proves me wrong, but until then I'm preparing for the slow painful unraveling.
Oh no, It go,
It gone, Bye-bye.
Who I, I think,
I sink, and I die.
If you want to destroy my sweater,
Hold this thread as I walk away,
Watch me unravel I'll soon be naked,
Lying on the floor, I've come undone.