*There are currently only 3 other teams in baseball that are further out of 1st place in their division than the Phillies. The Phils are 9.5 games back of the Nationals, while the Cubs are 12.5 behind the Reds, with the Rockies 14.5 and Padres 18.5 back of the Dodgers.
*The Phillies are the worst team in baseball over the past 10 games, having won only 1 of those contests.
*The almighty pitching staff has a 4.00 ERA. The Phils allowed 8+ runs seven times last season. Last night's crapfest marked the ninth time they've done it in 2012. What a difference a year makes.
*Chase Utley went 0-5 with 3 K's in the first game of his rehab assignment. Fans in Clearwater reportedly booed him after his final at bat. I wouldn't boo, but I also don't blame those who did. This is two straight spring trainings of the same bullshit lies. How can you play through the postseason then come back to begin a new season after a few months off and be in worse pain and be unable to play? Doesn't make sense.
*You know things are bad when the team's mascot is being sued. That damn Phanatic, I always thought he'd get charged with sexual harassment, but never assault.
*I don't mean to be mean, but how dumb is Hunter Pence in the outfield?
*How's that BJ Rosenberg call-up working out? Oh, it's not. Who could have predicted that? Me!!! Savery was saved from demotion instead of Valdes and has pitched like poop since. Amaro is an idiot and so am I for giving a shit.