We have a trivia winner! Thanks to everyone for their valiant guesses, all very close, but Ivan, of the brand spakin’ new Dead Center, had the correct answer with .467 on the nose (0.46729123795 to be precise). That amounts to 8,629 wins in 18,466 games. So everyone should appreciate the Phils teams of the past 30 years. On a whole, they have been a supremely above average group of guys. But of course leave it to the News Gleaner (that’s right, I said it) to bring us back down to earth:
Not withstanding their recent home stand and some high spots in recent years, there has been no franchise in Major League Baseball with a more consistent record of failure than the Philadelphia Phillies.
That’s some crack reporting fellas.
Looking ahead to the big series against the Sox this weekend, we must remember the past few seasons have tended to hinge on these annual three games. As I recall from our little Beantown adventure last year, the Sox offense outclassed the Phils in 2 out of the 3 games. Hopefully the feat is not replicable as Boston makes its first visit to the unfriendly confines of CBP. I especially would like to see some hostility towards any Sox fans that think they can take over the joint. Show them this isn’t New York, it’s much worse.