Paul Hagen, a friend of mine and former Ohio Bobcat like me, wrote an article this morning (10/7) for the Philadelphia Daily News, saying tonight's NLDS game 5 against St. Louis, is THE most importsnt game in the nearly 130 year history of the Phillies.
Because of the expectations, because of the pitching staff, because of the last four years and the addition of Cliff Lee, anything less than a World Series title, or at least a trip there, would be catastrophic. He also cites the aging roster and what might happen to some of the players whose contracts are coming up.
I think Paul may be right on the money. To lose in the first round would be bad enough in any of the last few years (they did lose in the first round in 2007 before winning it all the next year). But this year, and for probably the same reason they lost last year, a lack of offense, would be a crushing blow to the team and its fan base.
I am inclined to agree...so let's not put any undue pressure on the players but....YOU GOTTA WIN TONIGHT!!!!!
Posted at 11:13am on October 7, 2011 by Big Don Voltz
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