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Wait Till Next Year

27 Sep

As the season finally enters its last weekend, at least for my team, I thought it only fair to give a tip of the cap to those teams whose seasons are far from over, those lucky enough to be playing Post Season baseball.

So while there will be no Red October for the Phillies, congrats to all the fans whose teams are still in the hunt especially the Braves, the Dodgers and the Red Sox.  I know there are fans of those three teams who have been long-time, loyal Girls Best Phriend readers so I thank you for your support and hope that you are well stocked with chardonnay, ice cream or TUMS, whichever is your stress reliever of choice as you root on your teams through the Play-Offs.

As for me, just as the Phillies will wind up their run, so must I write my last Girls Best Phriend post.

And it only seems appropriate to end this one the way it started,

with the phrase baseball fans have uttered since baseball became America’s national pastime,

with the vow that all teams save one must ultimately make at season’s end,

with those four simple but powerful words that even after the bleakest of seasons still give baseball fan’s reason for hope:

 “Wait till next year!”

Thanks so much for reading and I hope you never stop rooting.

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The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

1 Jul

The Good:  The Phillies are off today.

The Bad:  Yesterday’s game where the Phillies sleep-walked to a 6-1 loss against the Dodgers.

The Ugly:  Where do I start?

The Phillies are now 3-4 on this critical road trip and what makes it really ugly is that they easily could’ve won at least 2, maybe 3 more of those games.

Ryan Howard is mired in a dismal 0-20 slump.  The longest hitless stretch in his career is 23 at bats.

The Phillies are 9 1/2 games behind the Braves and we are more than halfway through the season.  It is NOT still early.

At 39-44 they are a season low five games under .500.

Next stop is Pittsburgh where the Phillies will face the hottest team in baseball, the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Yes, the Pittsburgh Pirates.  They have the best record in baseball at 51-30, yes 51-30 and they’re currently on a nine-game winning streak.  Yes a nine-game win streak.  (Wonder what that feels like?)

Finally, Adding Injury to Insult:  Pitcher Kyle Kendrick suffered a mild concussion Sunday after being hit in the head with a pitch in the sixth inning.

Sorry to be such a downer but ‘rainy days and Mondays always get me down.’

Did I mention that the Phillies are off today???

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