“I haven’t written about baseball in a while here. Frankly, it was due to the poor performance of the Phillies and my disappointment that such a great team could have let themselves fall to seven or more games out of first. Everyone kept saying, “it’s a long season,” and “you never know what will happen,” but it was depressing to get swept and hardly be able to score a single run. Yes, I take my team that personally.”
I found this little (slightly melodramatic) blurb in my drafts section from over a month ago. And I remember exactly how I was feeling as I was writing it. No, I hadn’t counted my Phillies out yet, but I was frustrated. The talent was there, but the scoreboard wasn’t showing it. It was literally affecting my mood. (Sad, I know.)
Fast forward to today, and what do you have?
National League East Champions. Again.
Plus a chance at finishing with the best record in baseball, which would just be icing on the cake.
And you know what goes great with cake? Champagne. The kind you get when you’re celebrating certain wins in October baseball.
You know, just throwing it out there.
I don’t want to jinx it, but with any luck, I’ll be seeing a lot more of this in the next few weeks:
But if I were really lucky, I’d actually be IN the locker room during that champagne celebration.