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With Spring Training well underway, it's time for one of our favorite things in all the world: Season Previews. Five years ago, they began as a semi-serious analysis and ended up as half-assed haiku. We're just gonna go with what we know. Continuing our preview of the National League East, here's a look at the 2012 Philadelphia Phillies.
Halladay and Lee
Hamels, Blanton and Kendrick
/awkward Irish jig
Hunter Pence and Laynce Nix make
Quite the outfield wall
Ruiz at the dish
Polanco's misshapen head
At the hot corner
A fun name to say:
Chutley at second
Speaking of old folks
Will Thome mash taters and
Bring us more Dugouts?
J-Roll got an extension
Belongs in Philly
One hundred and two
Regular season wins and
One giant failure
There's always next year
Is what they always say but
Can they beat the Fish
It's going to be
An exciting NL East
Battle of dollars
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Jonathan Papelbon has already endeared himself to Phillies fans without throwing a meaningful pitch.
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''The difference between Boston and Philadelphia, the Boston fans are a little bit more hysterical when it comes to the game of baseball...
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But Papelbon had this to say about the city that used to cheer for him
“The difference between Boston and Philadelphia, the Boston fans are...
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Jonathan Papelbon is losing fans from the Boston area by the minute. But at the same time, the right-hander is quickly gaining a stamp of approval throughout Philadelphia. Much of that stems from Papelbon's recent comments comparing the two fan bases. "The difference between Boston and Philadelphia, the Boston fans are a little bit more hysterical when it comes to the game...
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