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Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Maximum Heartbreak Theory of Philly Sports Of course, the Phils are winning again. The Fates decree it. As callous as Dr. House (love that Fox show), they declare: Keep hope alive as long as possible -- then crush it. Examples are too familiar here in Phutilyville. Eagles finally get to the Super Bowl and lose at the very end. Flyers make a run in '04 and lose by a whisker to the eventual champs. Smarty Jones loses the Triple Crown in the stretch. St. Joe's fails near the buzzer. Bet you can name another dozen examples. (Mitch Williams! 1964!) Watch. The Phils will make a run ... and just fall short. Then we'll play wudda-cudda-shudda and say things like, "What if Jimmy Rollins hadn't missed first base?" Ah, it wasn't his fault. It's destiny's? Your thoughts?