Remember when Phillies phans would have been fully satisfied with a run like this? Remember how the Phillies franchise used to be...with no post season appearances for periods that seemed like lifetimes? Remember that 14 year playoff drought? In 2007, Phillies phaithful were just happy to get into October and, "So what?", when they got swept by the Rockies.
That state of mind doesn't exist any longer. After a 2008 run where the Phillies just couldn't be stopped, once they got hot in September, and the team brought home a World Championship, no Philadelphia baseball lover is pleased with anything short of being number 1!
But, coming in second isn't that bad. The Phillies were runners up to a cheating performance enhancing drug user (Alex Rodriguez), that other performance enhancing drug user (Andy Pettitte), that "legend" who was shown on camera this postseason making sure the umpire wasn't looking when he wanted to add spit to the baseball he was about to pitch, which is also cheating (Mariano Rivera), the traitor who flipped sides in the biggest rivalry in professional sports (Johnny Damon), The faux-hawked giant baby with the permanent smirk on his puss that is second to only Tyler Hansbrough on the athlete's list of easiest faces to hate (Nick Swisher), the whiny catcher who calls timeouts every 45 seconds and complains about opponents stealing signs (Jorge Posada), oh, and GOD (Derek Jeter). How can you all not feel okay with that? Isn't that the type of group of men you shouldn't mind getting beaten by?
And that goes without mentioning their amazing fan base that are always respectful and intelligent and never hypocritical. Aren't those the types of people who are deserving of having a big trophy and a parade?
(Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate!)
HELL NO! Go get 'em next year, Phillies!
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