We don't spend much time discussing intangibles on Beerleaguer. In fact, most readers poo-poo anything to which one cannot assign numeric value. But if there was ever a time to break from regulations, this is one of them.
Beerleaguer: The title of this header could be called "Intangibles open thread" because that's what it's bound to become. But just once, kindly shut off your brain and soak up the good vibes that emanated from the Phillies' energetic 7-6 win over the Rockies and ensuing celebration in which a group of alleged "over-the-hill" ballplayers partied like they had won the College World Series. It was one of the rare occasions in which the final boxscore explained almost nothing. Joe Blanton pitched great. Carlos Ruiz took a beating. Ty Wigginton ran like a gazelle. Michael Martinez led a parade of hard-hit balls. The entire team played genius baseball (great reads on the bases, etc.) The Phillies … wait for it … "wanted it more." “This is the energy we need to play with,” Shane Victorino told Comcast SportsNet. “We stayed focused. We played till the last out. Hopefully this will put us in the right direction."
Dare I say "momentum?"