These are heady times to a be a fan of the Philadelphia Phillies. With their 10-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night, the Phillies clinched their third straight National League East crown. They have not accomplished the three-peat since 1976-78, then winning again in 1980. Why not 1979? I was in college during this time and got tickets to the Pittsburgh Pirates National League Pennant clinching game against the Cincinnati Reds. It was the "We Are Family" year for the Pirates and they won the World Series that year. Okay. Who is that guy in the picture, and why did I pick him? It is veteran reliever Dan Plesac, who pitched for the Phillies in 2002-03. He is among many Phillies to play for the teamáin this decade who never reached the promised land of the playoffs. Consider ...
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