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07/16/2007 Archived Entry: "Phillies Journal - 2007"

Phillies Journal - 2007

by Max Blue


In the end fans stood and cheered;
it was bad, worse than they feared.
Phils struggled to avoid a shutout,
Michael Bourn, his first major league clout.
Final out a Ryan Howard whiff – it was weird.

Not counting post-season, Phils have lost 10,000 times.
This game a model for all those limply played baseball crimes.
Eaton (2) and Sanches (4) like ghosts of Phils’ pitchers past,
victims of Cardinals’ six-homerun blast.
Philadelphia – for whom the record losing bell chimes.

Sunday, July 15, 2007. Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
St. Louis – 10, Philadelphia – 2.
WP – Wainright (8-7), LP – Eaton (8-6)
HR – Pujols – 2 (20), 5th, 1 on, 0 out, 7th, 0 on, 1 out; Duncan (17), 5th, 0 on, 1 out;
Encarnacion (7), 7th, 0 on, 2 out; Kennedy (1), 7th, 0 on, 2 out; Ludwick (7), 8th, 0 on, 0 out.
Bourn (1), 9th, 0 on, 0 out.

Replies: 3 comments

To analyze the mystery or to solve it? :)

Did you see the news that there will be a miniature William Penn statue placed at the top of the new Comcast Tower? All the better to overcome the so-called Billy Penn hex!

Posted by Katie @ 07/18/2007 02:03 PM EST

Daughter Katie was at Veterans Stadium when Phils won their only World Championship in 1980.

So the answer is: I agree. The cosmic significance of these events is a mystery remaining to be solved. But not to worry, Max is on the case.

Posted by Max @ 07/17/2007 07:53 AM EST

So how was it being a personal witness to Phils' history? Would you agree that this means that a family member has been present at both the pinnacle and the nadir of Phils' recent history?

Posted by Katie @ 07/16/2007 11:38 PM EST

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