I’m really becoming torn with this team. Are we coming out of the fog, or do we still stink? It’s so hard to tell. We have a game like Sunday night where we end up running over the first place Nationals, and then come Monday where we return to our battle to drive in runners in scoring position. All I can say about that is, Poor Roy.
The Phillies had a strange weekend in D.C. where they really won two games, but only came away with one, thanks to Joe West and his upset tummy. I’m sorry, but Major League Baseball needs to have some alternates available at a moments notice, because three obviously can’t get it done. However, there is nothing we can do about that but forget it, and move on.
Then we have this whole hullabaloo with Cole Hamels hitting Bryce Harper in the back. I’m a huge fan of Hamels, but how are you dumb enough to go and say that you did it on purpose? Avoid the question, or lie. Just keep it to yourself. As for Mike Rizzo, and all the stuff he said about Hamels, whatever… Let the players work it out on the field. Nobody cares what the GM thinks. Surprisingly this is the topic to which I have the least to say. I don’t think it’s as big of a deal as people say. If anything Hamels helped the Nats efforts to sell some more tickets, and create a rivalry. I can’t wait for the next series with the Nats (May 21-23). Mark your calendar, because this rivalry is just getting started.
I don’t know who the fans were that taunted Jayson Werth when he broke his wrist, but thanks for being so classless. Let other cities hate us because our team is good, we don’t need them to hate us because we cheer for a guy getting injured. Especially one that helped our city win its first championship in 28 years. I don’t get how some people can be so stupid. It’s totally cool to go and cheer your team in someone else’s house, but have some respect for the other people there, and the team. I couldn’t believe how some of the people around me were acting. Yes, I’m talking about you, Guy sitting next to me, who was throwing his trash in the flower boxes in left field. You and your drunk friend that had to go to the bathroom every half inning are the reason that people thing Philly fans are jerks. Nobody appreciated you, and your foul mouths. Especially the guy with his kids sitting right next to you. This was the first time that I think that I was actually embarrassed to be a Phillies fan. It made me really sad. I thought all the Nationals fans I encountered were really great, and I had a fun time, despite the loss.
I’m not writing as much these days because things in life are hectic, and I’m trying to enjoy some time being a fan (although the Phils are making it tough). Not to mention that I’m spending a lot more time at the park, and I’ve gone on the road with the team twice already which is fun, but tiresome. Thanks as always for checking in, and continuing to read my blog. I’ll be trying harder over the next week or so to get back in gear.
Tomorrow let’s get back to talking about actual games, and hopefully a “W.” Enough with the antics.