phillies

If you look at what the Philadelphia Phillies have done in the past 5 seasons, you might be tempted to think that they are a lock for a playoff spot.  Starting in 2007, the Phillies won 89, 92, 93, 97, and 102 games.  This year’s team is not any of those teams by any stretch [...]

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“What are you doing here?” Tony La Russa to Lance Lynn, Game 5 It’s been a punch line since Monday night, but viewed in a different light, that line – that question – is really a microcosm of how the Cardinals’ 2011 season has turned out, no? They weren’t supposed to be here. Ten-and-a-half games [...]

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Notice the way this shot was framed magnificently against the backdrop of the Busch Stadium crowd at night.  The warning sign for “Interfering With Ball” marks the boundary, and the foul/fair pole with its ghastly school bus yellow color is matched in the background by its twin.  More importantly, check out the guy in front [...]

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Give me just one good reason to not pick the Phillies, and I wouldn’t pick the Phillies here.  The Braves could push the Phillies, but the Phillies still have a margin for error that no other team in the division has.  They also have nearly twice the payroll that the Braves have, so we’re not [...]

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Pre-Preseason Predictions

by on December 15, 2010 · 0 comments

Why wait until Spring to make silly predictions?  I can make silly predictions now, and maybe everybody will forget my predictions long before the season even gets here.  Better yet, I can make absolutely outlandish predictions before the hot stove ashes are even cool, and a few might even pan out.  Thus, I’m inspired to [...]

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