Archive for October 7, 2010

Baseball Playoffs Begin With a Bang

Who is even going to come close to beating the Phillies this year?

History has been made this evening as Philadelphia pitcher, Roy Halladay, tossed the first post-season no-hitter since Don Larson’s perfect game in 1956. His second no-hitter of the season. One 2-out walk or it would have been a perfect game.

You don’t have to be a Phillies fan to appreciate something like this. Wow.

How does Baseball do it? It survives the steroid era. It survives Bud Selig. It survives labor strife. Remarkable.

And how does anyone survive the Phillies this year? Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels follow Halladay, all of them #1 pitchers on any other club. And because they had the best record in the NL, they got to choose their playoff schedule so out of 19 possible playoff games…with all the off-days scheduled…those three get to pitch 17 of those games.

All others- Surrender. This is one of the greatest teams of all time.