Philadelphia Phillies


We’re the descendents of Brooklyn Dodgers fans, and if there was one thing that the folks at Ebbets Field were known for it was “wait until next year”, every time when in September or October their lovable Bums got the boot.

As a Mets fan, watching them lose 7-4 tonight to the Marlins reminded me of that saying. The Mets will have to win two games and the RED HOT Phillies lose two in order for the Mets to win the East. The Padres and Rockies will have to lose two games for the Mets to even qualify for the wild card.

 

 I think that the Phillies ARE the team to beat. Jimmy Rollins took heat for saying it, but he wasn’t lying and it was his two-run single tonight that got things started for the franchise that lost its 10,000th game this summer.

 I don’t like the Phillies, but I love watching their three star players, Rollins, Chase Utley and Ryan Howard. If they make it to the playoffs and the Padres go nowhere (as anticipated), I wish them the best of luck.

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and this guy

and certainly, this guy…

The Mets today won their second game in a row for the first time in nearly two weeks but of course the Phillies pulled it out in extra innings in Washington, D.C. against the Nationals. Freaking Phillies!!! Oh well, if they manage to get into the post season and the Mets pack their bags in early October then that will be because the Phillies have done what good ball clubs do, which is to take advantage of chances and play solid ball, not playing down to the competition. This is a team that really is the one to beat and in my opinion is the National League team of the future. I just hope my Metropolitians can pull it out. We’ll know by this time next week!