Sunday, July 15, 2007

Phillies Suffer 10,000th Defeat

Tonight, the Philadelphia Phillies organization suffered the 10,000th loss in its 125 year history, losing 10-2 to the St. Louis Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park. Fittingly, the outcome of the game was never really in doubt, as the Cardinals hit six home runs and generally dominated the Phillies.

Coincidentally, the game was scheduled for ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball, and as a result it was televised nationally. Throughout the contest the ESPN announcers talked about losing; even the trivia question focused on defeat, asking, "Which Phillies player has participated in the most Phillies losses?" The answer: Mike Schmidt (who was involved in 1,140 Phillies defeats). One fan even held up a placard that read, "I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won't work. -Thomas Edison."

To find out how Phillies fans plan to "celebrate" the 10,000th defeat read "Loss Leaders."

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