There are a number of pieces floating around today, online and in print, written by writers of two frames of mind: Those looking ahead and those scoffing at those looking ahead.
As Philadelphia sports fans, we’re conditioned to consider ‘today’ only inside the broader framework of the past and future. We do this because ‘today,’ historically, hasn't been very kind. Today makes us sad. Today makes us nervous. Today isn’t as good as it used to be.
And today, at least one piece suggested that the window may be closing as the Phils face some precarious off-season negotiations. Factor in a National League that may not stay this weak, a thin farm system and a new stadium and management commitment in New York, we're forced to view the situation from an angle that makes us very uncomfortable: that today is everything.