Bad Start for the Phillies

October 3, 2007

I put off pharmaceutics for watching the Phillies game with my dad, big mistake. The boys lost 2 to 4. Utley and Howard were incredibly disappointing; out of 8 at bats they racked up 7 strikeouts. After an early Colorado lead of 3 runs, the game seemed already decided. But in the 5th inning they came back and the score was 2-3. There were several times where they seemed set up to at least tie up the game, but in the 8th Colorado solidified their lead with another home run. Its not just that they lose, it is that they get you excited. I didn’t expect them to win today (how could I after going to a game earlier this season and watching them get crushed by Colorado 12 to nothing), but then as they seemed to be coming back you just get into it.

They could still come back in this best of 5 series. The upside is that Utley and Howard played so poorly that they could only be better in the rest of the series. The downside is Colorado beat them with their premier pitcher, Hamels, starting.

No one in Philly do anything stupid tonight.


Phillies

October 1, 2007

Philadelphia has reason to celebrate. The Phillies won the National League East title in the 6-1 victory over the Nationals this afternoon. This is the Phillies first trip to the postseason since 1993. As the division champion, Philadelphia awaits the winner of Monday’s one-game playoff between San Diego and Colorado, with the winner earning the NL Wild Card. Cole Hamels will be ready for Game 1 of the NL Division Series.

I think this is just the right thing for Philadelphia right now. There is such a positive focus on the winning streak and now the postseason match ups. The news just keeps showing the game highlights and making predictions. Every broadcast includes happy go lucky shots of the fans waving their rally towels or cheering fans with cute children celebrating. The news is lacking its usual rape suspect’s mug shots, today’s accidental shootings, and missing children photos. I think if you tell a city it is awful too many times, it starts to think of itself that way and then things will never change.

Way to go Phillies, I will have to remember to wear a Phillies shirt tomorrow.


A little Philly pride

September 28, 2007

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For you sporty kids, here is the story:Phillies.

I can hardly believe this is the same team I watched get crushed 12 to nothing by Colorado.  But the gist of the story, Phillies kicked ass, and Mets are just screwing up like crazy.  They are tied, I think there are three games left.  The Phillies need to win the division, how sick would it be if they were in the World Series.  That means more business and news for Philly.  A little positive press could do some serious help for our city.  Maybe people would associated Philadelphia with a winning sports team, not Killadelphia.  Come on boys.