Well fans, what year is it? Did they stop playing baseball in 2004, or is this just a continuation of last year? This just proves why everyone hates Ed Wade. He can not just keep feeding us the line that this is a championship caliber team, becuse he can not really believe that. The only way this is a playoff (not even championship) calibur team is if everyone on the team has career years! That my friends does not make a championship calibur team, that makes a mediocre team. I mean our bullpen, a supposed strength of the team, could not hold two leads in the 8th inning in the past two games against the Nationals of all teams. I bet your wondering why I titled this post “Our Centerfielder,” well let me get to that. As you all know Kenny Lofton was awarded the infamous Steve Jeltz award last night. Well let me be the first to nominate him again if only for his quote to the media after today’s loss. A reporter asked him why he has not been playing a deeper centerfield considering how much room there is at “The Vault?” Well his answer was (and I am parapharasing here), “Listen guys its only the third game of the season, its not like I am going to go out there and risk myself by running into walls or anything!” Are you kidding me, can anyone say Ricky Waters, “For who, for what?” One last thing, if this team tanks early…and I am not going to start calling a tank job until 25 games or so in…they have NO chance of turning it around. So note to Phillies players (especially Kenny Lofton) you better play games 4-20 like they were games 124-140!