"Quick to forget what happened the last two years, you know? That's the thing that frustrates me more than anything,
listening to that kind of stuff. They're quick to forget what we've done
the last two years. When I hear things like that, it eats me. OK. I
see. Jimmy [Rollins] used that word. I'm not going to use it, but you
know what I'm talking about."
The word he is talking about is "frontrunners."
No one is quick to forget about two years ago, Shane, in fact, it's quite the opposite. Everyone remembers how great you guys were and how much fight you had. Injuries don't cause Jayson Werth to swing through fastballs, injuries don't cause you to bat .250. The team is playing well below their capabilities.
"It's tough right now. We've got to find a way to figure
this out. There's no reason to panic or throw in the towel. We can't
panic. If we panic, we're just going to add pressure to ourselves."
"If I'm a fan of a team and they're not doing good, I get frustrated,
too. But don't throw in the towel. Get behind us. Find a way
to get behind us and pick us up. We need them. That's what this game is
about. It's not just us. The atmosphere that they've created, it's been
awesome. They're still coming out, even though we are struggling. But to
hear those things, it's like, 'Oh, really?' It's frustrating when you
hear those things from your own fans."
"Don't forget what we've done here. We're not giving up. Comments like
that … they're thinking that we're done. I think that's what I'm
trying to get at. Stick behind us. We're going to keep playing. We're
going to keep plugging along. We're not done."
2010 has been extremely frustrating. But I think most true Phillies fans don't go to games to yell stuff at Victorino in the outfield, especially after what he and the Phillies have accomplished the last two years. The fan are still behind the team, we just expect a little bit more. Ya know?