Sunday, July 18, 2004

Split Happens

With the in-laws in town Friday night, and then the whole lot of us in the Shenandoah Valley yesterday and today, keeping track of the Phillies was much tougher than usual. I caught an inning of Fox's telecast yesterday while in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and then a couple of innings on the radio while making the return trip on the Pennsylvania Turnpike today, and that was it. From the looks/sounds of things, the Phillies' series with the Mets comprised a pair of well pitched wins and a pair of weak-hitting losses. Undoubtedly in tomorrow's papers the Phils will make noises about being happy with a split on the road against a tough team, but the truth is that after taking two of the first three, they needed to step on the Mets' throats. Instead, the Phillies allowed the New Yorkers to claw their way to within two games, and Atlanta abused Montreal to climb into a first-place tie. Up next are a crucial pair against the Braves at Turner. The hometown nine don't make it easy, do they?

4 Comments:

At July 18, 2004 at 10:11 PM, Blogger Wyatt Earp said...

Harrisonburg, Virginia? You do know where you were, right?

NASCAR COUNTRY!!!

Did they make you get a tattoo?

 
At July 19, 2004 at 9:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harrisonburg?! I went to school there, James Madison University. Its an interesting town, very nice southern folks, but not exactly a metropolis. Great scenery, great school, Go Dukes!

Tom G.
trgoyne@alumni.jmu.edu

 
At July 19, 2004 at 2:34 PM, Blogger Tom said...

Saw some pickups with NASCAR regalia, and also drove past the JMU football field, where the field hockey team appeared to be jogging in the rain yesterday.

 
At July 19, 2004 at 2:50 PM, Blogger gr said...

go Dukes? are tom schneider and tom wopat from harrisonburg?

 

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