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Wednesday, May 10, 2006
What?! Phils Were Too Most Phutile!
Any schlub can make a list. Here's a lousy one from Foxsports.com. I mean, how can you do "Ten Worst Baseball Teams of All Time" (inspired by Kansas City's putrid start) and give the Phillies only an honorable mention? OK, the city does get some due -- but only for mega-loser A's teams. The Phillies -- supposedly approaching nearly 10,000 losses, more than any other franchise -- only get a footnote. And what an amazing footnote it is:
"The 1961 Philadelphia Phillies lost a record 23 games in a row, and finished 47-107. The Phillies in 1942 (42-109), 1941 (43-111), 1928 (43-109), 1939 (45-106), 1945 (46-108), and 1938 (45-105) were even worse than the '61 team."
The 1941 Phils were so hideous they not only lost 111 games, but the next year they came back and lost 109? 220 losses in two years! What's this? They also lost 100+ in '39 and '40! And that's not legendary stuff?
Man, we can't get no respect! Not even for losing!