Baseball season is underway in Philadelphia. How do you know it is?
From the Philadelphia Inquirer:
It was dollar-dog night, and fans at the sold-out park – presumably not fervent Nationals fans fired up about their city’s first 3-0 start since 1951 – threw hot dogs, drinks and bottles onto the field afterward.
Debris nearly struck reliever Ryan Madson as he entered the dugout.
It’s like Groundhog Day in Philly. Every year, the team gets off to a terrible start. And every year, they spend the rest of the season trying to climb out of a hole. Last year, they managed to overcome their deficit — with a lot of help from the Mets. A lot of help.
So far this season, the Phils have looked hell-bent on living up to all of our greatest fears. Brett Myers was bad in his first start. Ryan Howard is swinging (and missing) violently. Tom Gordon got lit up on opening day. Pedro Feliz looks lost at the plate (though he did have the Phils’ only hit last night).
I just don’t get why the Phillies can’t get off to a good start. Even the Giants have a win this season! What have Phillies fans done to deserve this shoddy treatment?