Nick: I hope you are going to be writing an umpbump piece about the 10,000th loss!
me: I’m thinking about it, but what is there to say, really?
Nick: Hmm, yeah, it’s hard to think of a new angle…
me: I mean, to say the Phillies have been bad is an understatement.
but on the other hand, they’re only the worst of the handful of baseball teams who have been around for as long as they have
Nick: I’m still amazed all over again every time I read that the Phillies have only won 1 World Series
It feels like they would have had to have won more…
I was one year old
we almost won in 1993, but that didn’t work out.
Nick: At least the one World Series was won in your lifetime!
Nick: Just think of all the Phillies fans that lived and died and without them ever having won one.
me: really, I don’t think it counts when you were only one year old.
and I wasn’t even living in Philly yet
Nick: Hmm, I guess not…
I was just trying to look on the bright side for you…
but there really isn’t much bright side for a Phillies fan…
me: no, there’s not