Ryan Howard Is the Reason The Phillies Won’t Win

Posted: 4th November 2009 by Ash Marshall in MLB
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When you lose, there's always a goat, always someone to blame. Remember when the Cubs turned on fan Steve Bartman for stopping Moises Alou from catching that foul ball in Game Six of the NLCS against the Marlins in 2003? Remember when Alex Rodriguez was slammed for being unable to perform in the playoffs when he batted just .159 over 13 divisional championship games against the Angels, Tigers and Indians in 2005, 2006 and 2007? Remember Bill Buckner? For the boo-boys of Philadelphia, it's going to be Ryan Howard, the all-conquering, free-swinging All Star slugger. I am not interested in what he has done over the last four seasons or what he has done in this year's NLDS or NLCS. Sports fans are fickle, concerned with the here-and-now, and this can't be more true of a team than Philadelphia. ...

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