Maybe Phillies fans were home watching the Olympics? A bad loss to the Braves tonight, they didn't miss anything
The glory years may be over for the Phillies. We've witnessed one of the greatest times ever in Phillies history from the end of the 2007 season when the Phillies caught the Mets at the wire, and I was at that last game of the season that year, probably the most exciting game I've ever been too. They talk about electricity in the air during a game, that was how I could describe it. This season just seems like the team will go no where, and with the loss to the Braves tonight, they not only played sloppy, they didn't even look the same Phillies team that we've known over the last few seasons.
The Phillies home sellout streak is over, it came to an end on a hot summer night on August 6th, 2012. The Phillies management are starting prepare for the worst, as players will now be moved because the team can possibly no longer afford them.
The season isn't over yet this year, and of course the Phils still have a chance to salvage the season by somehow making the playoffs. But this is a signal tonight that the baseball dynasty of the Phillies in the NL East is indeed over.
Youth and time have a nasty way of showing themselves really well in baseball. Teams that have stocked themselves with young players that can play well, are very much like the Phillies were a few years ago.
It takes a certain combination to win a championship, in 2008, we found that to be true. That 2008 Phillies team wasn't stocked with the best salaried players in the MLB, but they had that chemistry that doesn't happen all that often. The Beatles perhaps said it best, "Money Can't Buy Me Love" or in the Phillies situation I think that Ruben Amaro Jr. is finding out that money can't buy a championship either.