It's hard to find much enjoyment in the Phillies these days

It's hard to find much enjoyment in the Phillies these days
June 4, 2014, 4:55 pm

It's become challenging to find anything fun about the Phillies these days. They are playing bad baseball. They've been playing bad baseball for months now. They are a bad baseball team.

So when the going gets straight crappy, the fanbase attempts to find something else to talk about. Like closed door meetings or radio interviews by one legend ripping another. Or scouts from around the league pointing out how atrocious the Phillies farm system is.

Here's a sampling of tweets in my timeline today that seem to sum up the feelings in Philadelphia these days. Some serious, some less so.

Pete Rose slams Jimmy Rollins for going after a record. PETE ROSE! http://t.co/nElrqehebq

— HardballTalk (@HardballTalk) June 4, 2014

They do love to pile on. RT @975TheFanatic Stark: I had two scouts call me unsolicited today to tell me how bad the Phillies farm system is.

— Tom G. (@doctomg) June 4, 2014

 

Kids, one thing you will learn in life, if you haven’t already learned it, is that meetings rarely beget solutions, only more meetings.

— David Murphy (@ByDavidMurphy) June 4, 2014

Phillies shut out for 7th time in last 27 games http://t.co/KlkCBaBqsq #PhilliesTalk

— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) June 4, 2014

Stephen Strasburg has not allowed an earned run against the Phillies in his last 21 innings against them.

— Matt Gelb (@magelb) June 4, 2014

Phillies new slogan: "Phillies baseball, more enjoyable than rug burn."

— The Good Phight (@TheGoodPhight) June 4, 2014

Phillies team ranking by fWAR at each position: 1B: (28th) 2B: (1st) 3B: (30th) SS: (10th) C: (7th) RF: (16th) CF: (24th) LF: (30th)

— The Good Phight (@TheGoodPhight) June 4, 2014

Enjoy baseball? SIGN THIS. Ruben Amaro is not only detrimental to the @Phillies but to the @MLB as a whole #FireRAJ http://t.co/eMWgFbtl5N

— Kyle Carter (@BruceStingsteen) June 4, 2014

If there is a Phillies fire sale, the man pulling the trigger doesn't know how to acquire real young talent. He'll be fleeced. #Trackrecord

— Kevin Negandhi (@KNegandhiESPN) June 3, 2014

And perhaps my favorite from a private account I follow:

listening to people talk about the phillies is possibly even more annoying than watching them

I'll hang up and listen.

The Phillies play again tonight down in DC if you like pain: RHP A.J. Burnett (3-4, 3.79) vs. RHP Stephen Strasburg (4-4, 3.15).

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