The Phillies dropped today's back-and-forth contest to the Cubs by a score of 4 to 3. On top of the sting of a loss, everyone had their eardrums burst by Sarge's serenading of the crowd with "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh inning stretch.
The Union outplayed the Montreal Impact for the full 90 minutes in front of a raucous crowd at PPL Park, only to walk away with one point from their efforts. While escaping with a point against the Eastern Conference leaders is nice, failing to capitalize on opportunities cost the Union the chance to walk away from the match with three points and further solidify their playoff hopes.
The Phillies scored six unanswered runs this afternoon to come back from a 5 to 0 deficit and top the Cubs in the series opener at Wrigley Field. The offense showed life in the later innings as the media made way too big a deal of Ryne Sandberg’s return to Chicago. While I don’t really care about that, it was nice to see the Phillies continuing their slow improvement under the management of Sandberg.
"The Mid-Life Crisis"
This character tends to be one of the funnier people you see on the mass transit system. Yes, The Mid-Life Crisis seems to still be clinging to youth in any way they know how. The problem is, they typically stand out like a sore thumb in the process.
We lost to the Jets?!?! What the heck, fire Chip now! Oh, what’s that? It’s the preseason? Oh, ok, I almost had a small heart attack there. Our Iggles lost the preseason battle 27-20 due to the great playing of Jets backup quarterback Matt Sims (?) and the less-than-spectacular showing by our own backup, Nick Foles.
With this topic fresh on my mind after sitting next to this type of mass transit rider today, we'll talk about The Plague.
Yes, The Plague, outside of medieval Europe, the only place that sees a worse case of the plague is the mass transit system. You've seen this person. They're the person who literally looks terrible. They have absolutely no right even going to work that day, but this champion soldiers on and infects everyone else in the process.
What's that two rows up? Is that person dead? No, they're not dead, they're just dead tired.
You've seen this person, they typically are out cold with their face planted firmly against the train window. You would think they're dead, because who in their right mind would want to put their face on a train window? Then suddenly, they move slightly and your fears are squashed.
The Phillies bounced back a night after being completely dominated by Jon Niese, to cruise past the Mets by a score of 6 to 2. Behind a well-rounded effort from Cole Hamels, the Phillies were able to notch another win as they continue to show improvement under Ryne Sandberg.
The Phillies returned to playing more like they have all season tonight, as they were shut out by the Mets 5 to 0. The offense was virtually non-existent for the Phillies as the Mets snapped the Phillies two game winning streak. The win for the Mets also snapped their own five game losing streak, as they pulled even to one win apiece in this four game set with the Phillies.
"The Track Star"
You've undoubtedly seen this mass transit rider, albeit for a brief second, as they are essentially the working man's Usain Bolt. No matter what time it is, this person is always in an all out sprint to the station and the platform. While we all may hustle from time to time because we're running late, this person runs even in they're early.
Just when I thought you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this... and totally redeem yourself!