Turn back the clock one year and the top headline on Beerleaguer was R.J. Swindle's addition to Canada's World Cup roster. That says it all.
Ever since the Phillies qualified for the postseason, something’s been off. Success isn’t great business for a blog that thrives on self-degradation. Beerleaguer grows fattest when it feasts on Phillies gristle, carved from the choice cuts reserved for the Inquirer and other mainstream hubs. Little known fact: Oct. 19 marked the one-year anniversary of the signing of Jared Simon and Dan Schwartz from the Frontier League Slippery Rock Sliders! That juicy baby anchored Beerleaguer for an entire day – and generated a nifty 111 comments.
Today, there’s a dark cloud hanging overhead and it’s filled with the traffic-killing sounds of joy and laughter. The Phillies, the vile team that never wins, are finally on top and the puzzle is nearly solved. It’s what we always wanted, right?
Hello? Anyone there?