Sunday, July 15, 2007

10,000 losses

Congratulations to the Philadelphia Phillies on becoming the first North American franchise to reach 10,000 losses.

Now we can all move on with our lives.

Seriously, could it have been any more perfect for a Philadelphia team to hit this mark first? After all, this is a city whose fans threw snowballs at Santa Claus and cheered Michael Irvin's career-ending neck injury at Veterans Stadium.

For all Chicago's and Boston's talk about waiting a long time for a baseball championship, those cities had championships -- even dynasties -- of recent vintage in other sports (Bulls, Patriots).

Philly has teams in all four major sports and is working on a 24-year championship drought. The 1983 76ers were the last team from the City of Brotherly Love to feel the title love, leaving the city with summers of lost cause after lost cause.

So here's to you, Philly. May you have 10,000 more losses in you.


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