Philip Larkin wrote that line. He should have had the Phillies in mind as he did it rather than, alas, his obsession with his own death. A renowned pessimist and misanthrope he famously said of himself that deprivation for him was what daffodils were for Wordsworth…which ties in quite nicely with what opened last night’s salvo on a certain broadcaster. And is a good indication of how humor can hide among the direst prognostications. Had the Phillies been in his ken back in the seventies when his reputation was at its height he might well have first admired the way they kept hobbling on, pushing their weary legs, denying their ultimate collapse but then. patience and tolerance exhausted, condemned them roundly, their pathos now abhorrent and too evocative of his own mortality.
Lots of fresh, young faces from the LeHigh Valley
so why did BJ let Gattis catch that?
Minor struggling for command early
Miss America – we didn’t get to see
my man! love him 1-0
there they are! bow wow
Minor listened – KKK
Hernandez looks 11
Fine play, effort, JuP
Miss Georgia.. collars and cuffs?
Gattis fields it by the book
5 gone, a little insurance maybe
(Logan Morrison 485ft HR..Hernandez nono thru 5)
Mac flies out deep, CJ too
Asche – who’d have thunk it? 1-2
(Reds get 2 run Votto HR, lead Dodgers 3-2 after 5 )
Lee 13 in a row..Joey T needs to get going
Strange that Lee is not pitching the 9th…we’ll take it
no storybook ending, Gattis flies out as go ahead run.
all this age stuff – it was a kid who won it!