Found July 07, 2012 on Philliedelphia:
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From the Phillies Facebook, yesterday Chase Utley returns, and in his very first at-bat, homers. Ryan Howard returns, and in his very first at-bat, doubles. In that time, the Phillies have gone 1-8. They lost the first five games with Chase Utley. They're 0-1 with Howard. And neither has been too bad. The truth is, this team is way more than one or two pieces away from getting fixed, and at this point may be too difficult to fix. This team is 13(!) games behind the Nationals, and a solid five behind the Marlins for fourth. It would be funny if it wasn't pathetic. Back as early as April the problems were already obvious with this team- bad bullpen, lack of timely hitting, undisciplined mistakes- and nothing was done about it. The front-office, which handed a defective product to the manager, did not go get a real set-up man, no regular player got shipped out for bad performance, the line-up was not measurably altered. They tried useless moves like shipping Joe ...
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