Phrustration

Tuesday, July 8, 2008 ·

So, here is how my holiday weekend went:

Thursday - Work all night, hear Phillies pull of sweep of Braves. Incredibily excited.

Friday - Work all day and night, hear about Victorino's walk-off single, get extremely excited. I feel as if June has left us and July brings positive signs.

Saturday - Work all night, hear about how the bullpen blew a Phillies win. I have to hear it from Mets co-workers. It's alright to deal with. Bullpen was due for a let down.

Sunday - Watch the Phillies offense struggle again. Watch It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia during rain delay. Play wiffle ball until Phillies return to play. Watch Phillies offense struggle in extra innings. Watch Fernando Tatis homer and dance at home. Get Frustrated.

Monday - Drive to Philly to see the game live. Watch Adam Eaton give up 8 runs through 3 innings. Watch Phillies storm back to make it 10-9. Watch the symbolic season right before my eyes: So close, but oh so far.

Today - Drive back to Philly in hopes of seeing Hamels pitch a great game and the offense actually support him.

Is it me or does it seem like the offense needs to be down a few runs early to light a spark under their asses. It is a little bothersome, but what can we do about it? The team doesn't own a .300 currently and there has been very little of a model of consistency, outside of maybe Pat Burrell in the Phillies lineup. Sure he's not knocking in the runs like he was in April, but that is largely due to Ryan Howard's climb to the top of the RBI chart.

Vote for Burrell!

2 Comments:

Bryant said...
July 8, 2008 at 6:00 PM  

yeah I think they need to be down, but you gotta respect them for not giving up when they were down 10 to 1. The Phils are a weird team, most of the time our bats come alive after the 5th. We just can't have that dumbass Eaton killing us early

.....Lets Go Phils!!!! Phuck the Cards!!!!

John "Roose" Russo said...
July 8, 2008 at 8:19 PM  

Bryant is right about one thing. Inconsistency and late spurts. The teams lack of consistency is what makes us an average team. And the fact that the Braves, Marlins and Mets are weak is somethin the Phillies should be thankful for because in any other division, they would be 6 -8 games back.

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