Phillies set to open 2012 season in a place that has not traditionally been kind to them
PNC Park is one of the best stadiums in Major League Baseball, but the Phillies always seem to have a difficult time when they make a visit. Photo: Flickr user nytesong.
The Phillies celebrated their 1993 NL East Division championship in Pittsburgh, but the Steel City has long been a place worth looking back fondly on for the Phillies, and their fans.
Baseball is a funny sport based on a number of odds. Nine players in a lineup, nine innings, 27 outs. Unlike any other sport, baseball has no time limit. A game could take just under two hours or it could take as long as four hours just to play a full nine innings, never mind the possibility of extra innings. Managers wear uniforms.
Baseball is also funny because no matter how good a team may be, they may still have a series in which they look like a cellar-dweller, unable to take advantage of an unquestioned talent advantage on the mound, in...