It’s been two weeks since the Philadelphia Phillies were ousted from the 2011 postseason, when they were unceremoniously bounced by the St. Louis Cardinals, who are riding one of the greatest late season runs of the last decade.
Losing in the way that they did; that is, with Roy Halladay pitching one of the greatest games of his life and the offense – which never got enough credit – getting shut out by Chris Carpenter, didn’t make things any easier. If there is such a thing as a “good” loss that eliminates a team from the postseason, I’ve yet to hear it. Regardless, the Phillies’ season ended too soon.
And it’s high time for the fans to get over it and watch the World Series.
I know it’s awfully unpopular (just ask Shane Victorino) to have a somewhat pleasant disposition following the loss in the NLDS, but color me over it. It’s just a game, and even though our heart strings are attached to it, maybe we shouldn’t cling so tightly, because it’s preventing some of us from enjo