It's that time again: The time when the end of the season is approaching and everyone starts making their end-season predictions.
The Phillies have been supported by a handful of experts for the last couple of years. The remainder however, have been contrary.
Hindsight is 20/20 they say, and it is. But lets take a peek back to 2008, the magical year for the Philadelphia Phillies and their fans.
Within that year, did anyone think that in a playoff where the National League favorites where the mighty Chicago Cubs, with a season record of 97 - 64, would be dismantled by the swagger-filled Los Angeles Dodgers, the Philadelphia Phillies would come out of the NL?
Furthermore, defeat a young team in the World Series, who handily dominated the AL East which previously was under the monopoly of the Yankees and Redsox?
Those scenarios, at the time, seemed unlikely.
This year, there is new fun.
Why should Philadelphia fans believe that their team can do it again?