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Monday, October 03, 2005
Talk About It, Talk About It ... Would You Fire Ed Wade? Spooky, isn't it? The Maximum Heartbreak Theory of Philadelphia Sports says fans here will always be tantalized and teased as long as possible. Like Smarty Jones nipped at the stretch at the Belmont, the Phils' playoff hopes lingered till the last out of the season yesterday in Chicago. So it's time to assess. Are you heartened by the late-season heroics, especially by Rollins, Utley and Howard? Or are you playing the cudda-wudda-shudda game, blaming the manager or GM? A couple of smarter moves could have made all the difference. Give Wade credit for NOT trading Howard or Utley away. But isn't he also to blame for staggering contracts that will hamper the team for years? What's your call?