The Phillies are no longer losers. They aren’t exactly winners either. With a .500 record and a lot of baseball left to play, they are still contenders. You can read article after article about how the Phillies should actually have a much worse record than they do and we’re foolish to believe that the team can win enough games to make the postseason. However, that’s what sets Philadelphia sports phans apart from being phans from any other city. We believe all the time.
Maybe it’s sheer stupidity, insanity, or stubbornness, but I still believe that the Phillies can win the NL East. I’ve seen teams in every sport get hot at the right time and win. It happens all of the time. Maybe the Phillies really aren’t good enough to make a run at it. But, what’s the point in watching if you don’t believe? It’s why we all have gray hair, drink, smoke, etc while watching the game. We believe, we care. If we didn’t then we’d be as good as Florida sports fans or Natinals (sic) fans. So if you don’t believe, that’s fine. Just STPhU and don’t ruin it for the rest of us.