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.