As a diehard Eagles fan, I am always bummed when they are knocked out. It's not that I don't enjoy the Sixers or Flyers, but I just can't get into them as much as the Eagles and Phillies. My thoughts often turn to what will be for the upcoming baseball season.
With news of the arbitration hearing for Ryan Howard from yesterday, I read alot of comments from fans from all over mlb. It's interesting to see how teams' fans view the Phillies. I remember during the postseason run how John Kruk talked about how when he watched the Philies he could see all their holes, but that in his mind they were the best team. I often find myself in the same predicament. The Phillies in general up and down the line up strike out alot. As a long-time fan of the National League it is a tough thing to watch them squander so many opportunities. I enjoy small ball as much as I do the long ball since small ball involves strategy over strength. Working a count, stealing a base, moving a guy over, taking an extra base are all concepts that are important and that the Phillies don't do very well on a consistent basis. They often remind me of an American League team. I hope to see this change for next year. With alittle small ball, the Phillies offense would be complete.