It’s been a tough year for Phillies fans. Let me use the proper sports term. The Phillies suck!
There are 70 games left in the season, but unless all the other teams in the NL East are in a tragic bus accident, the Phils are done. They’re 12 games under 500, 16 games behind.
There are so many teams ahead of them in the Wild Card chase it looks like the halftime line to the men’s room at an Eagles game!
Too hard? Did I work too hard to make that last line fit? Whatever.
This season we’ve suffered as the Phils have done everything in their power to lose. That should be enough. It’s not!
Today the Phils traded two starting outfielders, Shane Victorino (to the Dodgers) and Hunter Pence (to the Giants). Victorino and Pence are legitimate baseball stars. Gone. They’re already telling their new fans how excited they are.
Show up at the next Phillies home game with a glove and they might let you play the outfield.
The trading deadline ended at 4:00 PM. The pain will linger.
This type of payroll offloading is common. It still stings. You hope your team will be playing for something through September. We didn’t make it through July!