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Your Monday Morning Roundup: The “We Swept the Nats But It Really Doesn’t Matter Now” Edition

Ryan Gillon - August 27, 2012

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Congrats, Cliff…. everybody gets one… at home. (Photo: USA Today)

Okay, so maybe that's a little pessimistic given what the Phillies accomplished this weekend… maybe it's the rain or something. More on that in a second.

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Back to the Phils… there's a lot of good you can take from a four-game winning streak, but many of you are thinking about where this was all season long. The Phillies are still 16.5 games back in the NL East despite taking three in a row from the division's top team… but here's something that will potentially get you unnecessarily riled up.

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Photo: (Yahoo! Sportacular)

9.5 games isn't insurmountable. The Tampa Bay Rays earned a playoff bid coming back from a nine-game deficit just last year. By my calculations, the Phillies would probably have to go something like 26-8 to have a real shot. That's asking a lot from a team who gives so many ties and leads away in the eighth inning, but anything is possible, right?

At this point, I'll take .500. 

The Roundup:

  • Flight Night was last night, and it was largely uneventful. And no one, including Stewart Bradley tore their ACL this time. Memories.
  • Joe Buck, your favorite person to hate on Sundays, is growing facial hair, giving you yet another unjustified reason to maintain your hatred.
  • Finally, T.O. had this to say yesterday… I guess three dropped balls in three preseason games will do this to you…

 

I think I'm finally starting to have a bit of sympathy for him… maybe. Happy Monday, folks.

You can follow Ryan Gillon on Twitter @SeriouslyRyan.

Uganda Little League Team Will Play in Plymouth Meeting Next Week

Kyle Scott - August 24, 2012

Jimmy Rollins, who went to Uganda this offseason to help young baseball players, has been a public supporter of the Ugandanian (proper?) Little League squad, which, this month, became the first team from Africa to both play and win a game in the Little League World Series. Rollins tweeted that, on Tuesday, the team will play at Plymouth Valley Park on Germantown Pike in Plymouth Meeting:

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Very cool.