Is it possible that one of the most dynamic offenses in baseball can be shut out in five out of eight games? If you asked me a week or two ago, I would've said no way. However, that shows what I know. My beloved Phillies have been shut out and even when they did win with Roy Halladay's perfect game, it was only by a score of 1-0. How did this happen? Honestly, I really have no idea, but I think that they will be able to get it together. Look at that lineup, how will they not start hitting again?
Now that I brought up Roy Halladay, do you realize that the Phillies have not had a no-hitter since 2003? Back when Kevin Millwood did it, the Phillies were totally different than they are now. That was back in the day of Rheal Cormier, David Bell, and Jim Thome. Chase Utley was still on the bench behind Placido Polanco, and Ryan Howard was still nothing more than a hot prospect. There are only four players left from that roster: Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Madson, Utley, and Polanco (although he did leave in between). Whatever happened to the days where you played your career with a team unless you were traded? I guess we benefited from the system well as we have had more success since that year than in the 100 years previous, but I still kind of wish that you could see the same people year after year don the same uniform as either love them or hate them for 15 or 20 years. Now, you can have players like Johnny Damon for example be loved as a Red Sox outfielder and then sign as a free agent with the Yankees. So, do Red Sox fans love him because of the few years he spent in Boston or condemn him as a traitor?
Well, I don't have an answer to that question. However, here is something I do have an answer for. If you are from Central Vermont, you probably read the Times Argus. If you have been reading the Times Argus for the past couple of days, you will know that they are running a vote called The Best of the Best. One of the categories concerns your favorite Vermont blog. You probably see where I'm going with this. If you could go to www.TimesArgus.com/best and follow the directions, please put down Perpetual Blogging Co. for number 150 Favorite Vermont Blog. However, you don't only get my appreciation; just for filling the form out, the Times Argus is entering everybody into a drawing for a chance to win $500! It takes about 15 to 30 inutes, so tell everyone to check me out and vote for me if they like it!
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