Monday Morning Musings

23 May

If the world had ended on Saturday, at least we wouldn’t have had to sit through that horrible Sunday loss.

After a lot of thought and a week-end of close observation, I’ve come to an important and comforting conclusion:  Hitting is overrated.   Apparently, the Phillies agree.

For the Rangers, having former teammate Cliff Lee pitch against them must be like seeing your ex with someone new.  And it’s even more painful when your ex looks as good (and has as much fun) as Lee did Saturday night!

Chase Utley will return to the line-up tonight.  I’m setting the over/under on the fans ovation at 1 minute.  I’ll take the over.  (And the ovation from Charlie Manuel and the team may go on even longer.)

“Mayday, Mayday!”   The 2010 Phillies had an equally woeful offensive stretch last May when they scored only 12 runs in 19 games including 5 shutouts.  The good news?  They still ended that regular season with the best record in baseball.

I bet hitting coach Greg Gross isn’t sleeping all that well these days.  It was a similar sputtering offense that cost Milt Thompson his job last year.

How soon we forget.  These same 2011 Phillies set a franchise record for wins just last month with 18 victories in the month of April.

Watching this team play lately has been like watching a horror movie.  Even though, you know the all-too-familiar plot, you keep watching, peeking through your fingers, stomach churning, hoping for a different ending.

Following my own advice from May 18th’s post on the Top Ten things to do to avoid watching the Phillies offense,  I found a new ice cream flavor I highly recommend:  Haagen-Dazs Dulce De Leche Caramel.  You might want to have some standing by in the freezer.

Nobody Says It Better:  “We’re going to hit, we’re going to hit better.  We’re going to bottom out one of these days.  Hopefully it was today.”      Charlie Manuel

 Amen to that, Charlie!

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2 Responses to “Monday Morning Musings”

  1. Spencer Dickler May 23, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    Cannot wait to finally see Chase! I know there is not much Haagen-Dazs Dulce De Leche Caramel ice cream left.. So I am going to have to go with Hal with his bet. If Raul gets 1+ hits..the ice cream is yours, if he does not get one..then it is mine. Cya later Mommy

    • girlsbestphriend May 23, 2011 at 3:53 pm #

      OK, you’re on buddy boy! And I can already taste that ice cream.

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