Philly Schmilly …….Don’t you just love it when someone in the know has the guts to speak what’s on his mind instead of jumping on the eternal pundit bandwagon? That’s just exactly what Hank Aaron did yesterday. Hank’s predicting a 2011 World Series between the Giants and Red Sox. Whew ~ where did that come from? Hasn’t he been listening to the pundits and bloggers and baseball experts? Could it be that Henry knows something the rest of the baseball world doesn’t? Could it be these so-called experts have fallen into the same trap they did last year and have totally overlooked the obvious? In other words, they didn’t learn a thing. I’m not talking about the regular season. I mean, for pete’s sake, I’m a Giant’s fan and there’s no way I would have imagined, say, in August, the Giants would end up taking their Division. So what do you think Hank Aaron might possibly be thinking?
Is it possible the Phillies might be able to pull it off and win the Division? Oh sure. Is it possible they might go on and win the World Series? Maybe. But it’s not a foregone conclusion. Thank you, Hank Aaron, for bringing some good old fashioned common sense to the subject. It’s a lot more fun letting the teams play out the season instead of letting the self-proclaimed pundits and experts crown the Philadelphia Phillies the anointed ones in February. It’s obvious the only reason Cliff Lee signed with the Phillies is he sees it as his only chance to vindicate himself from the embarrassment he obviously felt (or should have felt) of not only being outpitched in the World Series, but of being so “mouthy” about it before hand.
To say the Phillies might be my least favorite team is probably a huge understatement. Go ahead, ask the teams and players who’ve had to endure the wrath, anger and profanity of the Phillie phanatics on and off the field. I’m just saying, when it comes to baseball, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is definitely NOT the city of brotherly love.
- AP Interview: Aaron sees a Giants-Red Sox Series (sfgate.com)
- AP Interview: Aaron sees a Giants-Red Sox Series (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Cliff Lee: After A One-Year Hiatus, He Is Back In Philly (bleacherreport.com)
- Philadelphia Phillies: The Fab Four Looks To Lead The Phillies To World Series (bleacherreport.com)
- Hank Aaron predicts Boston Red Sox-San Francisco Giants World Series (sports.espn.go.com)
- Cliff Lee Rejoins Phillies, Snubs Yankees (blippitt.com)
No quotes to go along with the “mouthy” description of Cliff Lee. Well written. /sarcasm
Thanks for your comment Matthew. Here’s the article from AOL.com that explains it. It was written October 28, 2010