At some point this season, the Philadelphia Phillies will lose their 10,000th game. The Phils are the losingest franchise in professional sports, just ahead (or behind, depending on how you look at it) of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
In order to mark this monumental milestone, Philadelphia Weekly’s blog, Philadelphia Will Do, has launched a series, “Road to 10,000 Losses.” It’s a rather cynical recap of each of the Phillies’ 2007 losses leading up to the big 10K.
As a Phillies fan, I think this series is indicative of the problem with Philadelphia sports fans (we take more pleasure in failure than is normal or healthy) . But as a baseball fan, I can understand that other people might find the Phillies’ futility amusing.