Saturday, July 26, 2008
1. It's a marathon not a sprint.
2. Every team has peaks and valleys over the course of a 162 game season.
3. They're still in 2nd place, only 2 games back.
4. The Mets will choke again, count on it.
5. The Phillies are a September team.
6. The Phils play better when they're chasing, not front-running.
7. Relax, this is the best offense in the NL they'll get out of this funk against weaker competition.
8. The Phils have faced some really good pitching over that past month and a half, so naturally they'll score fewer runs.
9. It's not time to panic, don't worry, everything will be alright.
SHUT THE HELL UP!!!
1a. Even marathon runners sprint some of the time!
2a. The Phils are in a valley so big I believe it's called the Grand Canyon. According to that dumbass philosophy a Mount Everest sized peak must be on the horizon.
3a. Tied for 2nd place with the Marlins and with the Braves on our heels.
4a. Relying on the Mets to commit an historical collapse again is about as retarded as relying on the lottery to cure your financial woes.
5a. It's still July with August yet to come before we reach the hallowed and mystic ground of September. It may not matter if they're world beaters in the final month of play because of the hole they've dug themselves into prior to that.
6a. Let me ask you a question- would you rather be in 1st place or 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th? If you hesitated to answer that question and/or didn't pick 1st place then Charlie Manuel has a seat open next to him on the short bus for you.
7a. It's not the best offense. The Cubs have the best offense. Hell, the Pirates have a better offense (I'm not making this up). They should score runs, but they haven't been for quite some time now. I've said this before in previous seasons on WSBGM's- they're a bunch of solo players that can put up decent stats at the end of the season but don't know how to play as a team and make the results count on the field.
8a. Not every damn pitcher that pitches is good, and even the good ones have bad days, but not against the Phils. If their offense is so prolific, it shouldn't be getting shut down by good pitching all the time. Some of the time yes, but not every stinking time. I'm tired of giving the opposing pitcher credit, F' that, time to balls up and score some runs.
9a. "Everything will be alright", who are you Bob Marley? Seriously, if not in panic mode now and worrying so much that you left brown streaks in your boxers, then when is the appropriate time to do so?
Stat of the Day:
Since signing his 3 year 37.5 million dollar contract extension, Brad Lidge has pitched 7 innings, giving up 6 walks, 9 hits, and 8 runs. Oh yeah, he lost the All-Star game too.