Phillies – Team of Brotherly Love

There are many reasons that someone may pick the Phillies to be their fan favorite.  It could be because of their incredible comeback wins.  The Phillies may be your team because of their unprecedented offense or the bold statements of their current 2 National League MVP’s.  My reasoning goes to the basics of the team including the teamwork and the ability to mesh as a cohesive unit.  I enjoy that they just have fun playing with one another.  The pure basics of the game like it was played when I was in Little League with my friends.  That goes with the Shane Victorino shaving cream pies in the face or to the Kyle Kendrick trade rumors thanks to Brett Myers.  The Phillies are a difficult team not to like even with their “Red Goes Green” recycling initiative.  They never blame one another for losses, but instead they just understand what needs to improve and they continue to work on it . . . . . . . Baseball at it’s fundamentals is just a game!  Enjoy.

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Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs – Mud Hole

The Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs are currently .300 winning percentage.  Does this sound like a good team to you?  Well little can be said for the stats surrounding the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, but they pulled their heads out of the trough.  The Iron Pigs have won 15 out of 50 games, but 11 of those wins have come within the past month of May.  You can check out the team stats here .  They have come along way since last time I went to see them play the Syracuse Chiefs at Coca Cola Park.  Most of the team’s batting averages were not even at the .200 mark.  I was almost embarassed for them, but when you check their stats now it is plain to see that they have made tremendous strides in their offense.  Maybe you can say that they are a fair weather team, but I can say they can keep their snouts high with the type of baseball they have been playing in May.  Go out and support your local AAA affliate baseball team . . . . .

Phils Back on the Throne

Phightins reach the top once again with their win against the Padres.  More importantly than the Phillies reaching #1 in the NL East is that Ryan Howard may have awoke from his winter slumber.  The Phillies won the game 3 – 2 with a solo home run by the reining 2006 NL MVP.  Not only did he hit a towering drive into the stands, but he also hit an double off of the wall earlier in the game.  All we need now is J-Roll to return from the DL and we can ride the bullpen all the way into the post season.