2008 Phillies: Part 4. September and beyond
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09-12-2008, 08:28 AM
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And I'm not patting myself on the back, just pointing out that a lot of people (including you) seemed to just blithely assume that the team would come out and have a storming 2nd half.
No, people like me were telling people like you to stop having a panic attack and hyperventilating into a brown bag in July. My ability to predict the future is lacking, otherwise I would be a heavy gambler. And that post was JXC-esque in its crowing.
Moreover, with 15 games left in the season...this team is 80-67. A modest 8-7 gets them to 88 wins (exactly what any normal person would have pegged them for at the outset)...a slightly more aggressive 10-5 run would put them at 90 wins.
The story of the second half isn't the Phillies not getting it done...that team was, is, and will be flawed until a few alterations to the team are made. The story of the second half is the absolutely absurd record the Mets have put together since July started (42-21).
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