Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Will They or Won't They?

Despite being proclamined dead after they flatlined in July, the Phillies have been reanimated and are looking to play the roll of comeback kid. A lot of breaks would have to go their way in order for this improbable story to end happily, but there is a possibility, there is a pulse.


*Comeback Kid - Wake the Dead

18 comments:

Joe said...

They have as much chance of making the playoffs as that band has of winning a Grammy Award. Wow. That is some really bad music. I can only imagine how they formed that band. "Hey, can anybody here sing? No? Not at all? Well we won't let that stop us!"

Ben said...

The Cardinals have too many games against the Astros left for the Phils to have a chance. If that had not been the case, there may have been slim hope.

GM-Carson said...

I don't think it'll happen. I foresee ending 2-3 games out of the 2nd Wild Card. However, it is nice to have meaningful games again and I'll enjoy it while it lasts.

Bob D said...

I vote for making the playoffs - with the schedule and how the pitching has been, this team has a great desire to make it.

Ain't over till the fat lady sings.

Aaron said...

I predict they tie the cards on the last day of the season and then lose a 1 game playoff for the 2nd wild card as Kyle loesch out duels Doc 1 to 0. Howard makes the final out and tears his other achillies running to first.

Ben said...

2012 was not a good season, but I do think RAJ got the idea that what he's been doing isn't working and in doing so will save the franchise a major collapse over the next few seasons. I think it will still be 3-4 years at least before they contend for another title, but at least we'll have meaningful baseball to tide us over. I predict the mid 2010s will be much like the mid 2000s for the franchise now, which is more than I'd have given it in march.

GM-Carson said...

Joe- Comeback Kid's "singer" might not be great, but that is some very good hardcore punk. Nice breakdowns, chants, and melodic guitar riffs.

GM-Carson said...

3-0 already. Shut 'em down and lock up the victory Doc. Chance to be 4 back after tonight. Get it done!

Beer-a-Thon said...

Holy shit, they're gonna blow this. WTF?!

Doc bad outing. Lindblom continues to suck. Ugh!

Can't lose this.

Bob D said...

Doc was decently good but bullpen failed him some.

Bats are doing good other than Howard grounding into 7 double plays.

Gotta hold on to this game, they need it bad.

Beer-a-Thon said...

It's a real shame the Pirates are crashing and burning out this bad. They're going to ruin their chance at a winning season.

Whatever though, go Phillies!!!

Bob D said...

Woo Hoo! another game won!

Wow what a nail biter

Aaron said...

I FUCKIN LOVE THE PADRES!!!!!!!

I'M BACK BABY!!! LET GO PHILLIES LETS FUCKING GO!!!!!!!!!!

Ben said...

Hmm, we may be in more contention then we think. Let's say the Phillies and Cardinals both win tommorow, and we are 4 games out. The Cards then have a 4 game set with the Dodgers, while we play Houston. If they split and we sweep Houston (which is very do-able), then we're two games out. Meanwhile, the Braves are cooling off, meaning the last 6 of 9 we play against Washington might be against their bench and prospects since they'll clinch early, meaning the needed 12-5 finish or so at that point is within reach. Still very unlikely, but their chances are way better now than they were in 2007 or the Cards were last year, so we'll see.

Aaron said...

Cards lose, Pirates lose, Dodgers lose!!!!!
4 back!!!

GM-Carson said...

I love that baseball is fun again. This entire season sucked for the most part until recently.

Thank you Phillies.

Bob D said...

4 out 20 to play - this team can do it.

Chase Trillo said...

Carson said:
I love that baseball is fun again. This entire season sucked for the most part until recently.

Thank you Phillies.


I agree 100%! I'd love to eat my words about Manuel. I still don't think he is very good, but if he gets this group into the playoffs I can at least let him manage next year (then we will re-evaluate ha)!