Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 5/23/12
Watching the 2012 Philadelphia Phillies is much like it was watching the 1984 Phillies so many years ago. The ’84 team was a team full of talent and a team expected to compete. But in the end, the 1984 Phillies marked the down fall of the Phillies franchise for many years. Could 2012 mark the same in Phillies history? The parallels between the two teams are many. Both teams had future Hall of Famers. The ’84 team had Mike Schmidt and Steve Carlton. The current team has Roy Halladay and possibly Ryan Howard. Both teams had a recent pedigree of a team that won 5 division titles, 2 pennants, and 1 World Series title. Both had key aging players. The 1984 team had Garry Maddox, Mike Schmidt, and Steve Carlton. The 2012 team has too many to list. Carlton fell apart against the upstart Chicago Cubs and it led to the team falling out of contention. Roy Halladay fell apart against the upstart Washington Nationals last night putting the Phillies 3 games under .500. Both teams had many injury ...
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