Watching or reading about the current state of the Phillies will depress you. There's simply very little to get excited about for Philadelphia baseball fans these days aside from the "what kind of haul can we get for Marlon Byrd, Cliff Lee, or anyone else on that roster" types of conversations.
So sometimes you have to dig into the archives and look back at the good times. Or at least the times when Jimmy Rollins' hair styles changed as quickly as a 6-4-3 double play.
The Phillies "Behind the Pinstripes" put together a video featuring former teammates Mike Lieberthal, Marlon Anderson, and Bobby Abreu reflecting on Rollins after becoming the franchise's All-Time hit leader a couple weeks back. It's a fine video. Nothing particularly special. Until you get to the very end when they take a look back at J-Roll's hair over the years. They even have old footage of Jimmy talking about his many 'dos.
"Sometimes I don't even know what I'm going to do the next day. I wake up and 'what do I want to do today?' If there hair's braided-up, it stays braided. If it's down, I may spike it up and look like Marlon a little bit. I fluff it out to get the Dr. J look. Sometimes I just come in nappy and happy."
And the piece finishes off with Mike Lieberthal and J-Roll doing their dugout dances. Pretty good.
The good old days (when they were bad before they were good?). I don't know. Hair is fun. Losing stinks.