Feeling bad about the Phils getting swept? May I suggest some consumer therapy?

While it is true that the Phillies just got their assess handed to the  by the very team that is chainsg them in the lackluster NL East, there are still reasons to be feeling good – even on a Monday.  The good folks at The Fightins (a site that always causes me to (a) laugh hysterically and (b) restart Firefox) and Birdland have come up with more designs that allow you to show your love, even when times are tough.300300-1 Their catalog of Phillies T’s was recently mentioned in the City Paper (whose website is so busy and annoying that I’ll take the restart necessitated by a Fightin’s visit any day) and the shirts are becoming more and more prevalent around the park.

So, yeah, we got skooled this weekend, but I’d rather it happened now than in (dare I say it) October.  So go spend some money, stimulate the economy and make yourself feel better.

Baseball = Steroids

We’re big baseball fans at our house, so this constant talk of the corruption and drug abuse in the game is depressing. On the other hand, how cool is it that there’s wall-to-wall baseball coverage all over sports talk radio and the web? Here are two excellent articles. The first is by Sam Donnellon of the Daily News. He’s calling out Fehr and Orza for taking the union too far.

The second article is a rant from a great Phillies comedy blog called The Fightins. I certainly don’t agree with everything in this essay, but if you want a rant with bile, invective and profanity, you will find nothing better. You can almost see the spittle on the keyboard!