Fightin’ Phils becoming Fading Phils
September 12, 2018 7:00 AM
by Mark Mayer
VIP MLB Baseball's Dirty Dozen | The worst MLB teams against the spread coupled with bonehead decisions.
It’s not quite 1964 when the Phillies blew the National League pennant in a historic collapse, but Philly Fan certainly knows a fade when they see one.
Philadelphia for a number of years was the City of Brotherly Hate with the struggles of the Phils, Eagles, Flyers and especially the 76ers. But in the spirit of Rocky, the Sixers are a playoff team as are the Flyers and the Eagles are defending Super Bowl champs standing 1-0 this season.
This success carried over to the Phillies, who were in a rebuilding stage but caught lightning in a bottle with their youth movement and rose to the top of the division in the NL East. But now the Phils are looking way up at the Atlanta Braves, six games out of the lead and 6.5 games behind St. Louis for that second and last Wild Card spot.