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Philadelphia approaches milestone

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by three_bags_full, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Hope this isn't a db.

    Phillies closing in on 10,000 losses. Worst of any franchise.

  2. Wooooooooooooooooooo - hooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

    Go Phillies!!!
  3. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    Congrats, Phillies. You're first in something. Wonder how close my Cubs are to the 10K losses?
  4. Because the cubs can't even win at losing.
  5. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

  6. JR

    JR Active Member

    No wonder they boo Santa Claus.
  7. Hustle

    Hustle Guest

    Some of the guys I work with tried to get me pumped up last year. Phils were doing well, Howard was kicking ass. I had none of it, because they'd do what they always do: piss it in the end. Same for this year.

    What was that definition of insanity? Repeating the same action over and over and expecting a different outcome? Why emotionally invest in the team when they do the same thing year after year? Always good, but never good enough.
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I would've picked another former Philly team: the A's, who were godawful for five decades. Of course, the Phillies are National League so they've sucked for far longer.
  9. boots

    boots New Member

    this is a d_b.
  10. Yet it's still more of a relevant thread than the anniversary of Roethlisburger's fat headed motorcycle injury.
  11. Cameron Frye

    Cameron Frye Member

  12. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    The Philly A's weren't God awful for five decades. From the formation of the AL to 1915, they were the elite team in the AL, if not all of baseball, winning three World Series and playing in two others. From 1925-33, they were in contention every season, winning the '29 and '30 World Series, losing in '31 in seven games. Other than '46, they were decent right after WWII too, over .500 until the 50s.

    The A's franchise was God awful from 1916-early 20s, 1934-WWII, the final Philly years and their entire stay in Kansas City.

    Meanwhile, the Phillies have only had brief respites of success surrounded by crap. The mid 10s (World Series in '15), 1950 (World Series), the mid 60s, the late 70s and early 80s (the franchise glory period), 1993, and some recent years. That's about it.
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