The Phils have won half their games this season. Who'd have thunk it?
Of course they relied on Aaron Harang, pitching for his eighth team, and Jeff Francoeur, who's been released by four teams in a couple of years, to even their record, but let's not quibble.
And before the Phillies regress to the mean, or at least to the pre-season predictions, let's also note they haven't exactly won the hearts and minds of the local media, quite a feat given hope springs eternal in the first days of the season, even for major league teams that could be expected to struggle to even win the Mexican League championship.
Of what do I write?
The lead article in this morning's Inky was another fluff piece on the Eagles. Yes, baseball fans, even when it's your turn to shine your football brethren take the prize.