Short post tonight.
No cute stat that narrows down the Phillies’ problems to a single number, no bitter game coverage, no cocksure proclamation that eventually turns out false.
There were too many mistakes in the final two innings to accurately list, and frankly, I'm burned out of the poetry it takes to write another post mired in grief.
On second thought, there’s time for one number, one that reveals all you need to know about this site: 0. Zero times I've seen my team win it all - in any sport.
Perhaps my readers can fill in the blanks.
Pick one - or all - of the numerous late-game mistakes or poor decisions to discuss in the space below. I'll get you started. How about a nice grab bag of David Bell, a poorly-timed pinch run and a base runner thrown out at home by 20 feet.
Or better yet, why not make the whole thing simple and ask the question on everyone's mind: “How 'bout those Eagles?”