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Philadelphia Phillies: Could This Be Our Year?

JoeContributor IJune 13, 2008

I hate to put the cart before the horse, but I have to ask, "Could this be our year?"

Going into tonight's game they were three games up in the division, the current corps of this Phillies team have never been in front by more than one game (THANKS METS!).

We always knew that this offense would hit (and Ryan has not had his obligatory three-week hot streak yet), but the pitching has been surprisingly good.

They seem to be getting good teams at the right time—i.e. going into Atlanta after they placed Smoltz and Glavine on the DL, the same thing with St. Louis and Pujols, and Boston without Ortiz.

It does not matter how they win, they just seem to win.

Manuel benches his reigning MVP and then they go on to sweep a division opponent.

I don't know what anyone else thinks, but this city could be having fun in October.

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