Tuesday, August 30, 2011

53 Words: The Phillies

Seasons of heartache. Seasons of joy. Art Mahaffey to Denny Doyle. Chris Short to Arnold Ray (Bake) McBride. Nasty fans. Loving, diehard fans. Shots over the Coke sign. The phanatic. Philadelphia Phil and Phyllis. Double Distlefink Day. Wallenda across the top of the Vet. By Saam. Harry Kalas. Better than the Cubs.

My Team: Always Was, Always Will Be

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August 30, 2011

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From 1919 through 1947, the Phillies finished last a total of 17 times and next to last seven times. A 1962 cartoon in a baseball magazine depicted a ballplayer arriving at a French Foreign Legion outpost, explaining, "I was released by the Phillies!"

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