Friday, September 02, 2005

Scoreboard watching

With each September game of the Phillies season, there is a great anxiety of what is going on between the lines and in stadiums across the land.

The days of questioning general manager Ed Wade and ownership are gone. The roster is set. It has been left to the players and manager Charlie Manuel to get this thing done.

It is like watching a heart monitor ... up ... down ... up ... down...

When you are not watching the Phils, you will be watching the scoreboards. Checking for the Marlins, Astros, Mets and Nationals.

The Phillies have the sportscape to themselves for the next week. The media magnifying glass turns to them as the Eagles make their final preparations for a regular season that begins Sept. 12.

What will that pressure mean to the Phils? Their history is to fold. Will it happen again?

Give me your thoughts.


At 12:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think they'll fold so much as the Astros will just sprint past them. In order for the Phillies to hold on to the wild card spot, they'll have to pass a bruising battle with every other contender while the Astros more or less get to beat up on the dregs of the NL Central.

Despite the Phils lead, the spot is really for the Astros to lose.


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