Friday, May 16, 2008


Games 36 through 42 - Phillies

Lost to the D-Backs

Beat the Giants

Lost to the Giants

Lost to the Giants

Phils 5, Bravos 4

Bravos 8, Phils 6

Phils 5, Bravos zip

Record: 23 wins, 19 losses

GEORGE: Yeah, but nothing happens on the show. You see, it's just like life. You know, you eat, you go shopping, you read.. You eat, you read, You go shopping.

RUSSELL: You read? You read on the show?

JERRY: Well, I don't know about the reading.. We didn't discuss the reading.

RUSSELL: All right, tell me, tell me about the stories. What kind of stories?

GEORGE: Oh, no. No stories.

RUSSELL: No stories? So, what is it?

GEORGE: (Showing an example) What'd you do today?

RUSSELL: I got up and came to work.

GEORGE: There's a show. That's a show.

RUSSELL: (Confused) How is that a show?

JERRY: Well, uh, maybe something happens on the way to work.

GEORGE: No, no, no. Nothing happens.

JERRY: Well, something happens.

RUSSELL: Well, why am I watching it?

GEORGE: Because it's on TV.

RUSSELL: (Threatening) Not yet.
This morning, Rob asked the MLC citizenry WTF?
Well, Rob, I got nothin'.
You remember my opening post of the season where, in mind numbing detail, I listed the Phils' win totals since 2001? Brutally pedestrian stuff for sure. Made your eyes bleed. Unless of course, you were quick enough to recognize the posting of a litany of numbers and then immediately and instinctively bailed on the entry. (You'd probably do well to just bail whenever you see that lame little logo up there.) Well in that post, I lamented the fact that the Phils are just so. No, not So Taguchi. Their only 4% So. The club is a nice little revenue generator. They attract nice crowds to their Little League dimensioned park with several bona fide super stars and a bevy of journey men and also rans. Very few experts however, think much of the Phils beyond that.
To their credit the Phils do not disappoint. They are well on their way to an 88 win season or about what I predicted and about the level they have played for the past 8 years.
My participation on this blog will be driven by success or failure of my favorite team. It most assuredly will not be driven by a team that simply meets expectations. The Phils thus far are a story about nothing and nothing is what I am posting about today. I hate posting about nothing.
Make sense, Rob?


rob said...

righteous, nick. righteous.

Derek said...

Fair enough. One of the great things about this interweb thing for me is that someone who has been trying to follow baseball since my first visit to the US over 20 years ago gets a bit more information than just the scores and a smidgeon of official press reporting. I get to hear a little of the sort of fan banter and idiocy that I can indulge in about the local football (soccer to you) teams. There are lots of sites now but I enjoyed the mix of semi intelligent dumb ass comment from MLC more than most of the rest. Anyway, the point is that even when there's not much going on, it still adds a bit of colour to hear the fan's view. I know you're not getting paid for this but it is appreciated. Oh and what in hell's name is going with the Mets??