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Playing the Rube: A Baseball Experiment – Chapter 18: No Soup For You

The Phillies won a world championship in 2008.

Then Ruben Amaro Jr. was named general manager.

The Phillies didn’t win another world championship.

Tim Malcolm and Dan Walsh wonder if they can do better. So, we continue “Playing the Rube,” a bi-weekly series with accompanying podcast in which Tim and Dan attempt to steer the Phillies to more victories, starting in 2009, through the deep simulation game OOTP Baseball ’18.



As we near the all-star break, our 2009 Phillies are atrocious, nearly 30 games under .500. How are we still employed?

Well, long as we’re here, we’re going to make things interesting. In this episode we’ll make a trade, make a long-awaited roster move, and answer several calls for the same trade, over and over again (one team is looking to trade us a very familiar face).

Plus we have a good week on the field! Finally!

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