GuntSoxDave and I made a little wager when the White Sox were in town last week on Twitter. If the Phils took the series, which they did sloppily winning 2/3 extra inning games, he needed to provide video evidence of a piece of his White Sox apparel being being pissed on or burned. But if the Sox took it down, he wanted me to mail him a large Taylor Pork Roll. Like he seriously wanted me to go and get a giant ham, package it, and send it from Philly to Chicago. There are times when one should look themselves in the mirror and asking someone to send ham via mail is one of them. But judging by you can clearly hear how difficult it is for him to breathe from the video, it’s probably good for him that the Phils won the series.
But on to business, the Phillies start off a 9 game road trip tomorrow vs the Mets, St. Louis then at Detroit. They’re .500 right now, 6.5 games back of Atlanta with Ben Revere out 6-8 weeks and Ryan Howard (not that it matters that much) not coming back till around the same time. This road trip rounds out on July 29th, and to be legitimate buyers on the 31st they’re going to at least need to go 5-4. Minimum. If not, expect to see any one of Michael Young, Chooch, Pappelbon and Utley in different uniforms come August. But watch them go 7-2, sell the little prospects we have for some bullshit “filler” players and round out the season a game out of the second wildcard spot. Why? Because this is Philadelphia. Wouldn’t expect anything less than cock tease mediocrity from our sports teams right now.