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08-02-2013, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Justified View Post
one of their owners (either Montgomerey or Giles) in the 90's was quoted to saying the reason they didnt spend money was because they were a small market team. i wasnt disputing anything, I was just saying that the reason they gave for not spending was completely illogical.
Oh ok, my bad then. Yeah, the late 90's Phillies were ridiculous in that sense. And as others have said, that's been the norm for how the team has operated for most of their existence. I love the team, and part of me enjoyed that era because of the hope of the future (who hated ten dollar tickets?), but they've been plagued by cheap/bad ownership/managment seemingly forever. Some of it gets masked by the fact that they've been able to squeeze in a 2-3 year competitive window every ten years or so.

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