That’s right, I’m leasing my soul, temporarily that is, to the New York Yankees.Â It just goes to show you just how much I hate the Phillies.Â Â I hate Interleague play.Â Â I don’t like the fact that the schedule is always unbalanced and this is a prime example.Â While the Mets play the YankeesÂ six times, the Phillies play them only three.Â Now if the Phillies played the SAME teams for the SAME amount of games as the Mets, I’m all for it.Â But it is what it is so lets deal with it like adults.Â
The Yankees will take the Phillies on for the next three games starting tonight and I want the Yankees to deal them three demoralizing defeats.Â I wantÂ Halladay andÂ all the startersÂ out by the fifth inning, I want to see their closer blow a couple of games.Â I want Utley, VictorinoÂ and Howard to go into a slump.Â Â I’m asking a lot I know, Halladay owns the Yankees and as far as the Phillie hitting is concerned, it will heat up sooner than later…or maybe it won’t
This could be the perfect storm to send the Phillies reeling; Â The Yankees are tough at home and the Phillies are scrambling for wins.Â The Phillies have trouble scoring runs andÂ the Yankees are getting hot.Â Let’s understand something,Â a sweep would send the PhilliesÂ back to 500. and intoÂ the basement of the NL East.Â It might even cause a “Charlie ManuelÂ Watch” to begin”
Hopefully by Friday, the Yankees would have used all their good YankeeÂ luck andÂ Â ghosts to pull out at least a couple of wins against the Phillies.
And then I want the whole team to go into a slump for the weekend series against the Mets.Â
I can hope can’t I?