That is to say they're not technically dead yet.
If you watch the following clip, Charlie Manuel all but admits the Phillies chances of making it to the postseason have been swept away.
"I think where we're at speaks for itself," he said after yesterday's sweeping.
Also, somebody be nice and give Charlie some sun tan lotion with a higher SPF, will ya? Or maybe he's just pulling an Adam Sandler-Miles Davis move like in Billy Madison, trying to make Roy Halladay feel better or something. [video below]