Musings of a Dinosaur

A Family Doctor in solo private practice; I may be going the way of the dinosaur, but I'm not dead yet.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

9,999 and Still Counting

As so many continue to report with glee, the Philadelphia Phillies are the losing-est team in Major League Baseball, now hovering at 9,999 lifetime losses for the franchise. With their next loss, they will be the first team to lose 10,000 games, a non-event being prepared for with 10,000 black balloons and 10,000 birds ready for release, among other humorous twists on the number 10,000.

Everyone seemed sure that playing a game on Friday the 13th would be the kicker. It wasn't. The only thing that got kicked yesterday was some St. Louis Cardinal butt, in a 13-3 rout that featured 23 Phillies hits and 3 Cardinal errors, including a catcher who dropped a throw to the plate for a score instead of an out. (Note to Mr. Molina: requirement for the position of "catcher" is actually catching the ball.)

The newspaper still sports that big red numeral "1" on the sports page; the countdown to 10,000, and it will be there again tomorrow.

Today they only beat the Cards 10-4, with a measly 14 hits.

So maybe tomorrow will be the day. Or maybe not.

How 'bout them Phils!

3 Comments:

At Sun Jul 15, 12:46:00 PM, Blogger Pseudo_Doctor said...

Lets go METS!!!...

 
At Sun Jul 15, 01:59:00 PM, Blogger #1 Dinosaur said...

I can tolerate honest differences of opinion, which is why I shall refrain from deleting the above comment.

However once football season begins, consider this fair warning from a lifelong Redskins fan now uneasily residing in Eagles country: Not only will any comments in favor of the despised Dallas Cowboys be deleted, but I shall also personally hunt down and beat the crap out of any and all said commenters.

We now return you to your regular civil discourse.

 
At Sun Jul 15, 02:42:00 PM, Anonymous Pine Baroness said...

10,000 won't be today, the Phils don't want to do it at home. It will be at the Dodgers tomorrow (I think).

Sorry to say, can't stand the Redkins, they are on the list along with Denver and Atlanta.
Sorry...

 

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