It took 162 games, a full season, for the Philadelphia Phillies to steal the National League East from the New York Mets in 2007. The next year, it took 161 games to do the same. So when the Phils won the division for the third consecutive year after only 158 games this season, the city was left with nothing to do but twiddle their thumbs. For a city that has witnessed as many excruciating defeats as it has, meaningless games are never good in keeping its fans calm. When Andy Tracy, Miguel Cairo, Ben Francisco, and Paul Bako become the usual faces in your lineup, winning isn't exactly expected of you. But nevertheless, Phillies' fans don't necessarily feel confident about their team's chances heading into the postseason. Granted, neither the rotation nor the bullpen has been stellar, and t ...
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