Friend of The Level, President Thomas J. Whitmore, Wishes You a Happy 4th of July

Friend of The Level, President Thomas J. Whitmore, Wishes You a Happy 4th of July
July 4, 2013, 10:26 am
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Good morning,

Cole Hamels and the Phillies square off against Gerrit Cole and the Pirates at 1:35 p.m. in the rubber match of a three-game set.

And perhaps it's fate that today is the Fourth of July, and that the Phillies will once again be fighting for their freedom.

Not from tyranny or oppression or persecution ... but from playoff elimination. They are fighting for their right not to get sold off at the deadline, to exist.

And should they win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the Phillies declared in one voice: "We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!"

Charlie's July 4 lineup:

1. Ben Revere, CF
2. Chase Utley, 2B
3. Jimmy Rollins, SS
4. Ryan Howard, 1B
5. Dom Brown, LF
6. Delmon Young, RF
7. Kevin Frandsen, 3B
8. Carlos Ruiz, C
9. Cole Hamels, P

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