Thursday, August 19, 2004

Field of Screams

We're all running out of things to write about this bad baseball team, so I'll borrow a paragraph from Sam Carchidi's story on last night's loss in today's Inquirer:

The Phils are now 1-8 on the homestand, which mercifully concludes this afternoon. With a loss, the Phils will have their worst 10-game homestand in the club's 122-season history.

Real grass. Real disaster.

For a team that has lost more games than any other in U.S. pro sports history, that's a hell of a thing to consider. Meanwhile, everyone parses Ed Wade's words in an attempt to read the tea leaves. The most obvious time for a sacking would be after today's game, but, alas, the Phillies seem to have the Astros on the ropes in the sixth; would Cautious Eddie dare to pull the trigger -- as he should -- after a win? Stay tuned.

UPDATE: Lance Berkman destroys a high fastball from Roberto Hernandez -- who else? -- and we're all tied up at 7. The Phillies' five-run lead has evaporated, and Ed Wade, one hopes, is preparing to meet the media.

UPDATE: Eric Bruntlett -- all together now: Who? -- goes yard off Rheal Cormier to give Houston a three-run lead. All the beat guys are grumbling because they'll have to write extra stories about Larry Bowa's firing.

UPDATE: Astros 12, Phillies 10 -- final. To Wade, I offer just two words, channeling Ben Stiller from Starsky & Hutch: Do it.


At August 19, 2004 at 6:15 PM, Blogger Mike said...

I think the season can be summerized by that fly ball that Abreu let drop in front of him. What a pack of dogs.

At August 20, 2004 at 6:31 AM, Blogger Wyatt Earp said...

Remember how we all were pulling for that scrub to be on the all-star team? As Krusty the Klown would say, "What was I on?"


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