June 15th

May 14, 2009

It’s too soon to panic on the Phils. See us on June 15th. Until then our opinion is “no comment.”
The Phillies have been up and down all season. Statistics from noted authorities like Todd Zolecki indicate that this is merely a blip on the screen. Actually hitting is up, other than Jimmy Rollins. The problem thus fare has been erratic starting pitching. Hamels, Meyers, Moyer, Blanton, and Park have all struggled. The each have good reasons for their struggles, but none the less, they struggle. The Philly fans are growing weary. But, not us. We are patient and know baseball is along season and there’s no need to panic. See us on June 15th, when we will express our opinions after in depth analysis.

Point-Counter-Point

May 14, 2009

May 12, 2009 Mike: I think it’s time to do something about Jimmy Rollins. He’s struggling and it’s too much pressure to leave him in the leadoff spot batting under .200.

May 12, 2009 Dan: It’s too early to panic. We’ve only played 30 games. Just leave him alone. He’ll work it out.

May 13, 2009 Mike: Well I would feel better if I knew Jimmy was doing something about the situation, other than saying he is a leadoff hitter, and isn’t moving from that spot. Other great hitters have adjusted their approach far earlier in a slump. I just don’t understand why Jimmy can’t seek outside advice, choke up on his bat, look at pitches more carefully, change his stance, change to a lighter bat, or move down in the batting order. Do something, anything. But don’t just say you’re the leadoff hitter and it’ll work itself out. 

May 13, 2009 Dan: Jimmy is an all star, a former MVP, a World Series Champ, and the team’s leader. He deserves the right to say and do what ever he wants. It’s none of your business. AND who says he’s doing nothing? You don’t know what’s going on in the clubhouse!