I’m Starting to Believe

For my faithful Lutheran readers who may be expecting a religious-themed post about belief, I’m sorry to disappoint.  Baseball is the topic of the day!

The Philadelphia Phillies have completed a crazy four-game sweep of the first-place New York Mets in wild fashion.  Despite suffering injuries that decimated the Phillies’ pitching (starting rotation and bullpen) and lineup (Ryan Howard and Chase Utley have both spent significant time on the DL), the Phillies are in the playoff chase at the beginning of Labor Day weekend, and are the most improbable of post-season contenders. 

I’m not sure these guys will be playing baseball in October, but after this series I am beginning to, ahem, believe.  Maybe, just maybe, this team will pull something together and make it into the playoffs for the first time since I graduated high school in 1993. 

Or maybe, as in years’ past, this team will make the first three weeks of September baseball interesting only to screw things up in the final week of the season.  Either way, it should be a good month of baseball.

Many thanks to my best friend Josh, whose gift of XM Radio gift cards allowed me to renew my XM subscription and listen to the Phillies from my new home in Northern Virginia.  Thanks, Josh.  Your gift has given me the chance to listen to some awesome games over the past few days.

About Chris Duckworth

Spouse. Parent. Lutheran Pastor. National Guardsman. Political Junkie. Baseball Fan.
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3 Responses to I’m Starting to Believe

  1. Trusted Jewish Advisor says:

    You are quite welcome! Glad to know it is being used, and for one of my favorite American Past times…Baseball…That’s the one with the bases etc., right?

  2. revhrod says:

    Thanks Josh! That was too funny.

  3. JP Manzi says:

    Ahh, like me. A hopeful Phillies fan. Every year I invest my all into this team only to be let down. I feel something different this season.
    This last series were the best games in a long long time. With that Pat Burrell is becoming a fan favorite. Who knew?

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