I was driving into work on Monday night when I turned on the Phillies game and they were down, 6-3.
Now anybody who listens to a lot of broadcasts, especially radio, knows that if the announcers are taking minutia among themselves, the season is a wash.
And it was going that way.
I don’t carry my phone into work, I am an overnight cook at one of Atlantic City’s casinos, but going to my locker at 5 a.m., I checked the Phillies score and saw they had won, 7-6.
It made me happy, especially when I found out that the Phillies had scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth.
Smell that? It smells like the 2012 Phillies. Or the 2008 or 2009 Phillies.
But dig this: It is as simple as the lineup.
Over the past month or two, this could be the Phillies lineup: Pierre, Victorino, Polanco, Pence, Rollins, Luna, Mayberryand Kratz and the pitcher.
That lineup scares no one, especially the bottom of the order after Rollins. Polanco, near a lifetime .300 hitter, looked, as one announcer s...