No, Seriously...The Philadelphia Philles Are Winners

Claire ReclosadoSenior Analyst ISeptember 12, 2008

Sure, it was a series of coin flips, but the Philadelphia Phillies are winners.

Seriously, it’s a sign.

The Phillies were 4-for-4 in coin flips that were held to determine home-field advantage for possible one-game tiebreaker games.  If the Phils tie the New York Mets for the NL East, the tiebreaker will be played on Sep. 29 at Citizen’s Bank Park. If the Phils tie the Milwaukee Brewers, Houston Astros, or St. Louis Cardinals for the NL Wild Card, they will be playing host at the Bank as well.

The Phillies are destined to be postseason winners. Their ho-hum performance tell us otherwise, but the coin-toss doesn’t lie.

Does it?

I’m convinced. The coin toss is telling us that the opportunity is there for the Phightins—it’s up to them to seize what is being handed to them.

This weekend they will continue their four-game series with the Brewers. They were victorious against the Brewers' Ben Sheets and it’s imperative they keep up their success if they want to stay in the race.

Three games behind the Brewers with three games left in the series? If this wasn’t real life I would call it lame. The situation plays like a bad sports movie equipped with all the clichés, but this isn’t a movie, this is the Phils’ 2008 season.

This is not 2007.

It’s time to step it up.

We need to see the gritty passion, the fire, and we need to see the skills we know they have. Mediocrity will not provide entrance to October. The Phillies need to find the spark that will ignite them straight to the playoffs.

The coin flips weren't the end of the Phillies winning anything related to the 2008 postseason, was it?