"Quick to forget what happened the last two years, you know? That's the thing that frustrates me more than anything, listening to that kind of stuff. They're quick to forget what we've done the last two years. When I hear things like that, it eats me. OK. I see. Jimmy used that word. I'm not going to use it, but you know what I'm talking about. It's tough right now. We've got to find a way to figure this out. There's no reason to panic or throw in the towel. We can't panic. If we panic, we're just going to add pressure to ourselves. If I'm a fan of a team and they're not doing good, I get frustrated, too. But don't throw in the towel. Get behind us. Find a way to get behind us and pick us up. We need them. That's what this game is about. It's not just us. The atmosphere that they've created, it's been awesome. They're still coming out, even though we are struggling. But to hear those things, it's like, 'Oh, really?' It's frustrating when you hear those things from your own fans. Don't forget what we've done here. We're not giving up. Comments like that ... they're thinking that we're done. I think that's what I'm trying to get at. Stick behind us. We're going to keep playing. We're going to keep plugging along. We're not done."
*The Phillies were featured on The Food Network's Dinner Impossible last night. The show was taped during spring training and featured minor leaguers Chance Chapman and Justin De Fratus (who was just promoted to Reading) as assistant chefs.
*4 game series set to start tonight in Philly against the NL Central leading Cincinnati Reds. 10 games back by All-Star break?
*Did you know that the Phillies (43) have only 4 more wins that the Royals (39)? That's bad!