A dark cloud hangs low over the city of Philadelphia today. Sports fans are walking with their heads hung low, bags under their eyes from staying up too late. We’re tired, and more importantly, we’re disappointed. The Philadelphia Phillies lost the NLCS. They are not going to the World Series.
Our bats went ice cold while theirs got hot. Our pitching struggled and our headstrong manager refused to change the lineup. So many things contributed to this devastating loss. It hurts to see such a good team slump. It hurts to watch another team celebrate in your ballpark. At the moment, it seems nothing will make it better.
Here we are, on October 25, 2023. Just hours after the Phillies failed to get into the World Series. Right now, we may all be in mourning. But, you have to remember, it was a great season. You also have to remember that it could be worse (would you rather they have lost now or in the World Series for the second year in a row?). We’ve been through worse. It’s disappointing, sure, but we’ve been here.
I’m not here to make promises for the future, nor am I here to explain away all that went wrong. I am here today, instead, to maybe help you out.