Sunday, October 7, 2007

Oh well

The Phillies turned in a dispiriting showing against the Rockies in the NLDS. Three games, three losses, zero offense.

But hey. I didn't truly think the Phillies would make the playoffs until the last weekend of the season. Their pitching was a mess. It's hard to believe that they could not only get to the playoffs with that pitching, but also manage to pitch better than they hit once they got there.

I'm proud of the team for a brilliant final two weeks of September and a hard-fought season the whole way. Hopefully, with a few offseason additions and subtractions, they can go a little farther next year.

That's the reality of being a fan. Unless your team wins the World Series, everybody gets around to saying "Wait til next year" at some point in October. I'm glad I got a one-week reprieve this year.


  1. What you said. Those guys entertained me for the better part of the summer and captivated me for the last month. Can't ask for a lot more than that. Colorado is on some extraterrestrial high - gotta give them credit.

  2. Does anyone else feel better since the Rockies swept the D'backs?