Found March 31, 2013 on Phillies Nation:
I can hear the reporters already: “Another bad April.”  It seems like every year, the Phillies start off slowly and struggle during the first month of the season.  Could 2013 be different?  The answer could be in the schedule. The Phillies are not going to immediately start off with an easy team.  The Atlanta Braves are predicted by many to be a very good team in 2013.   However, once the Phillies leave Atlanta, the schedule might appear to be a little easier. The Phillies Home Opener is against the Kansas City Royals, who have the reputation of being a terrible team.  Actually, the Royals are projected to be better this year, and finish close to .500.  They probably will not compete, but expect  improvement from the Royals.  They still have many questions, but their starting rotation has improved with the additions of James Shields and Ervin Santana.  Despite the Royals being better, this is still a team that the Phillies should beat early on in the season. I am also going to clum...
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