I’m back with you guys to write about the Phillies. I’m also back to try and be a voice of reason for you. I know that you’re probably sitting there all pissed off because the Phillies are 13-11 through the first 24 games. “With the additions we made, we should be 24-0.” Come on, be realistic. I may not be speaking to all of you with this. But, there will come a time where you get frustrated with this team. As I try to be your voice of reason, remember that the major league baseball season is 162 games. So, just calm down.
But Alex, how do we calm down??
Guys, it’s pretty simple. In the words of Aaron Rodgers, “R-E-L-A-X.” 24 games in a major league season are like the trailers before a 2-hour movie. Yes, I said the trailers before. That’s the point. 24 games are 14.8% of the season.
I’m going to tell you guys about a conversation I had with my roommate while I was watching the game a couple of nights ago when the Phillies lost 9-0. He asked if I was mad or frustrated. I told him no, which might have been a lie. Of course, I don’t like losing 9-0, but s*** happens. Then I tried to explain my feelings to him with what I believe is a perfect analogy.
I told him, the major league baseball season is like a cross-country highway. It’s a LONG road. During that drive, you’re going to hit some bumps, maybe a lot of bumps. You’re also going to hit some really smooth stretch of road. On that smooth stretch, you’re going to let it go a bit. You may even hit 100 mph on the speedometer. I feel like this is a perfect description for a major league season.
I feel like I haven’t been able to write as much as you guys would like. Maybe my head is bigger than it should be. Maybe you guys don’t even care about the words I type out here. Whichever is the case, I love writing about baseball, and specifically the Phillies. I was going to write about why the Phillies should plunk one of the Mets’ players, but I decided against it. I think trying to make you calm down was a much better decision because I would take the Phillies roster over the Mets roster any day of the week. This team will make the playoffs and they will start playing better soon.