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Welcome to Phillies Nation 3.0

First off let me apologize for the week of inactivity last week. While we were preparing the redesigned site, the old site began to malfunction due to a database full of spam comments. We fast-tracked the new site and so allow me to introduce you to the new Phillies Nation.

Designed by the staff at Cambigue Design, the new site should read easier with black text that is larger by comparison to the old site. Besides the new and improved look of the site, there are many new functions as well. The the blog roll on the left side are now neatly organized in drop down menus (or they will be soon). A new video section now serves up homemade Phillies videos recordings. Also, all posts now feature a ‘Share This’ link to post an article to over a dozen social bookmarking sites or email it to your friend. Plus there are plenty of more additions that will rollout soon, including an Ashburn Award to complement the Jeltzie.

The new site comes at a critical time in the season. The Phils are still treading water in the National League Wild Card race. The trouble is that they are in a logjam of NL West division contenders. With this being September, division play is in full gear. I see two likely outcomes for the 3 teams chasing the Diamondbacks, either one will get hot and the other two will fall off or they will all split series the rest of the way. Scenario 1 would not bode well for the Phils if the Diamondbacks held off the hot team but they still took the Wild Card. Scenario 2 would at least give the Phillies a chance if they get hot. Included in that second option would have be a dismantling of the Rockies in this four game series. Speaking of which, listen our playoff predictions on another installment of Phillies Nation on WNJC.


Brian talks about Phillies Nation and the Phillies chances this season on WNJC.

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  1. PhillyfaninIndy

    September 11, 2007 at 8:51 pm

    They suck me back in every time, and then they go and have a debacle like tonight.

    My theory is that they need to go 13-5 in the last 18 games to make the playoffs. If not, they are home for the holidays and another year down the drain.

  2. Matthew Van Dusen

    September 13, 2007 at 11:21 am

    Team to beat hahahahahahahahaha. Looks like two in a row for the Mets. Have fun watching the Mets in the playoffs. The sweeps were flukes.

  3. Louis

    September 13, 2007 at 12:05 pm

    I hate to say it, but that Mets series is really looking flukey. Think about it: Before it, they dropped series to the Pirates, Dodgers and Padres – then they swept the Mets – then they dropped series to the Marlins and Braves. Which sticks out like a sore thumb?

    Miraculously, they were still in it at that point, and then took two of three from the Marlins before this Rockies series. I got to thinking after the opening to this series that this was the Phils’ year to get in – that Burrell HR and then the Howard walkoff double, that stuff reminds me of the ’93 Phils – but these last two games have been just horrid at the worst possible moment.

    The good news is the Padres simply refuse to run away with the wildcard. IF the Phils can manage to salvage this Rockies series behind Durbin AND David Wells can find something against his former team tonight… Well, that would put the Phils back at 1-1/2 behind with 16 to go (and 7 of those 16 are against Washington – the Phils simply MUST take care of business there). Plus they get their chance to prove the Mets sweep was no fluke.

    Not an impossible situation, but all room for error is gone.

  4. mike1360

    September 13, 2007 at 12:23 pm

    Its not over yet you gotta believe just win tonight and take 2 out of 3 against the mets and your only 2 games back in the loss column with 2 weeks to go plenty of chances to hang around till the last week and win all 6 games at home.

  5. Greg

    September 13, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    I don’t know how you can play two games with playoff implications like that and still expect to be in contention for a playoff spot. No hitting AND No pitching?!! You mean we can have both?!! awesome. Maybe Charlie Manuel needs to pull off the Jim Mora press conference.

  6. Greg

    September 13, 2007 at 1:58 pm

    I’ll chalk up Hamels comments to depressive whining, but you’re right, no need to speculate on impact of the Phils’ chances on your return from the DL. Very unprofessional.

  7. mike1360

    September 19, 2007 at 11:43 am

    Wow on that show i said the Nl east is over but we are 2 out in the loss column on both races now unreal.

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