Thursday, July 5, 2007

Do the Math...

Which team will forever be branded in the history books as the 10,000th loss to the Philadelphia Phillies?

It’s coming soon, sooner than you might think. The Phillies are a mere 3 losses away from the dubious distinction of being the first team in ALL North American sports, to have attained 10,000 losses. That’s an awful lot of boos.

So I looked at the schedule and thought, “Who will hand us that defining defeat?” Let’s explore a bit shall we?

We have a 3 game series that starts tomorrow against the Colorado Rockies. Usually not much of a threat, the Rockies are 1 game under .500 on the season. They sit in 4th place in rather decent division however they just swept our Archenemy the New York Mets. Even so, I have to believe, with the All-star game coming up and guys like Utley and Rowand heading out to San Fran for a little excitement, that the Rockies won’t follow up their sweep of NY with PA.

After the Rockies we play the Cardinals followed by the Dodgers. It would be a miracle if the inconsistent Phils can get past the next 9 games without losing 3. Just looking at numbers they are unlikely to do this, which means by the time we go to San Diego to play the Padres we’ll be well on our way to 20,000 losses.

So who will it be? You can pretty much bet the Cards. Why? Because Gordon’s Birthday is coming up and he’d never let me hear the end of it. I’d imagine, “10,000” would be how he’d start to greet me.
My phone rings.
Me: “Hello?”
Gordon: “10,000?”
Me: “What do you want?”
Gordon: “Wanna watch wrestling?”
Me: “Fine, but I’m making fun of Chris Benoit.”

Last year the Phils home opener, the cards trounced them. I was there. Gordon was there.
A couple nights later Jimmy Rollin’s hitting streak came to an end. I was there. Gordon was there.

So which game will we lose number 10,000?

Because I’ll be there, and guess who with?

My luck stinks! 10,000 losses type stinks!


Gordon said...

I had a dream the other night that the Phillies won the World Series.

Here's hopin' it comes true for you, tiger!

michele said...

last nights game was a disappointment.. but don't worry.. i am going back today and tomorrow. btw- last night there were so many phillies fans there that they started doing the E-A-G-L-E-S chant... then the drunken Denver guys got mad-- because the dumb Broncos don't have a chant. Anyway, it was funny. xo.