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Thursday, October 29, 2009
Phillies trying to end World Series droughtYa gotta believe:
The last time the Philadelphia Phillies brought a World Series title back to the City of Brotherly Love, the nation’s financial sector was in complete ruin, the cost of a gallon of milk was only $2.74, fans watched the Fall Classic while huddled around their slightly-less-streamlined high-definition television sets, and Philadelphia slugger Ryan Howard was just 28 years old.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 3:01pm
Jayson Stark, call your office.
Posted 10/29 at 03:15 PM
Dan in Philly said...
This is really funny.
Posted 10/29 at 03:19 PM
To put that in perspective further, that’s ~576,000,000 miles travelled since they last won a World Series. Wow. That’s a long time.
I’m pulling for those scrappy, long-suffering fools…
Posted 10/29 at 03:39 PM
“And even though I don’t like to compare teams, this Philly squad feels similar to the one who beat the Rays back in the day. They had guys like Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Cole Hamels, Jamie Moyer—guys who could really play the game and knew how to win; not like today’s players.”
“Man, whatever happened to Jamie Moyer?” Oliver added. “He’s got to be dead by now.”
Posted 10/29 at 04:41 PM
Call me bitter, but as a fan of a team in a rather much longer drought, I don’t find this amusing in the slightest. Right up there with the entitlement mentality of (some) Yankees fans. This sort of stuff just squelches my sense of humor.
Posted 10/29 at 04:51 PM
Wooden U. Lykteneau said...
Well, we found the one person that didn’t get the joke.
Posted 10/29 at 05:20 PM
This is from a website called “The Onion.” From Wikipedia: The Onion is an American “news satire” organization. It features satirical articles reporting on international, national, and local news as well as an entertainment newspaper ... The Onion’s articles comment on current events, both real and imagined. It parodies traditional newspaper features, such as editorials, man-on-the-street interviews, and stock quotes, as well as traditional newspaper layout and AP-style editorial voice. Much of its humor depends on presenting everyday events as newsworthy items.
Posted 10/29 at 05:30 PM
Kevin S. said...
Well, Girardi’s certainly doing everything he can to help them end their drought. I will now gargle paint thinner, Sports Guy-style.
Posted 10/29 at 05:51 PM
ecp has apparently never heard of The Onion.
Posted 10/29 at 07:28 PM
I’m a Cubs fan and I thought this was hilarious. I’m not sure what team ecp roots for. The Cleveland Spiders?
Posted 10/29 at 07:55 PM
Tony A said...
Well…when you put it like that…
Posted 10/30 at 04:40 PM
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