Rather than focus on another demoralizing loss tacked on to the wrong column of the standings, I'm going to divert my (and anybody reading this) attention to the winning side of the 2008 Philadelphia Phillies and Goldenboy Olympian Michael Phelps. The Phils are in 1st place; Phelps just boosted his Olympic gold medal total up to a best-ever 11 lifetime and 5 already in the '08 games. The Phils hold a slight lead over the Mets (1 game) and Marlins (1.5); Phelps continues to break World and Olympics records with every swim. The Phils have been continually accused of underachieving; Phelps just keeps on achieving. The Phils have a legitimate shot at the playoffs; Phelps has a legitimate shot at making himself the most celebrated athlete in the world.
I'm not a swim fan, but I have to admit watching the 2008 Summer Olympics and Michael Phelps dominance is the better show in comparison to the Phils lackluster performance. They've dropped 2 in a row against the Dodgers, in what we knew would be a difficult series. Time to see if Blanton can continue to be the anti-Eaton and secure us a win tonight.