Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Why Do Baseball Gods Hate the Phillies?

On the brink of victory, the baseball gods are conspiring to make sure the Phillies remain the losingest (is that a word?) team ever, in the whole wide world. It's enough to make me an atheist.

Yeah, yeah, I know. The umps did not suspend play until the game was tied. But they also made sure of that, forcing the Phillies to defend when it was simply impossible to control or field the ball. When play resumes on Wednesday, I'm pretty sure players and fans will have to wait until after the Obama infomercial. Since when is presidential politics more important than baseball? If Barack is smart, he better be talking change-ups, not"change."

Sure, the Phillies will have twelve outs to outscore a team that gets only nine. But now it loses Mr. October, Cole Hamels, who won't be returning.

The rain was supposed to stop, but the radar gun caught drops coming down at 99 mph. The baseball gods are laughing.

Only one thing to do.



Anonymous said...

with tonights game cancelled.... we could possilby have cole back for a game seven if needed.
and enough with all the commericals about who will screw up this place more.

tinker to evers to chance said...

One of those baseball gods goes to my barber.

100 major professional sports seasons since the last championship in Philly. It'll wait one more day.

Also, I'll beat the dead horse over the sinfulness of starting baseball's capstone games so late; with games concluding well past most adults' bedtimes. The playoffs have already been banished to cable. What an embarrassment. Short-sighted, greedy buffoons.

A.J.C. said...

This storm owes me an umbrella, by the way.

I'll never forget how I was disrespected during that sudden gust of wind, which caused the rain to fall sideways.

Anonymous said...

Burne - maybe its you.

Bernie O'Hare said...

That only accounts for 57 years.

J. SPIKE ROGAN said...

Well atleast they didn't get 14 inches of snow in Philly.

If the Phillies caleed Tobyhanna home it would be a sunday game.