The guys renovating the place next door to me are currently discussing the Phils playoff chances.
While they agree that the Cardinals “look hardcore,” they have also come to the conclusion that the Los Angeles Dodgers “are bullshit,” and Manny Ramirez is “king of the bullshit, too, that clown.”
This city is alive with optimism.
While a wave of relief swept over Philadelphia last night, forcing 80% of Phillies blog commenters to repress the memories of everything they’ve said in the past three weeks, the Phillies brought home their thrid straight NL East Division title, thanks to 10 runs, Brad Lidge, and an embarrassing game-ending screw-up on the part of the Braves.
Speaking of embarrassing game-ending screw-ups, I have to say this.
Bringing in Brad Lidge was a bunch of crap.
Oh, the “symbolism!”
“Symbolism” is when they ran out to Harry’s logo in left field, showered it with beer, and commemorated the life of a man who defines the Phillies with the mere sound of his voice. Harry was an icon, an unforgettable figure in baseball, and as much a part of the Philadelphia Phillies as the Phanatic and rudeness.
Brad Lidge, however, would have been the biggest reason why we wouldn’t have won.
What was this move symbolizing? That he can save a game when he’s already got two outs and a seven run lead?
YES, last year he got us to the World Series, going perfect the entire year, one of the best, if not the best, seasons for a closer in the history of baseball. We owe him for that.
Or, we OWED him for that. The guy got so many chances to re-work himself this year, in my mind, he’d used them all up.
So that little maneuver, to me, was just Charlie trying to be cute, and I didn’t really see why. I wasn’t angry, but I certainly didn’t see the point.
I don’t know, I guess it’s pretty ignorant and obnoxious to be talking about this when we wrapped up the division. So, sorry. But damn it.
Bring on the King of the Bullshit!
Whoops. They just got yelled at by their boss for not working. Now they’re talking about how ugly his wife is.
This is a magical town.