Picture Of The Day

Picture Of The Day
Flyers Stanley Cup Champions Parade From The '70s

Monday, February 16, 2009

Is it Spring Training Yet?

The Eagles season ended on Jan. 18th, and apparently so did the Flyers and Sixers. Since the Eagles got bounced from the playoffs everyone around the city has been saying "when does spring training start?" and/or "when do pitchers and catchers report?"

Maybe it's just the excitement of the Phillies coming off of their first championship since the 1980 season and the first for the city since '83, or maybe baseball really is this town's second sport but it hard to see why our other teams who are currently playing get basically neglected. Why do people care more about a team thats not playing than 2 teams that are currently playing, and currently playing above average.

Granted since Jan. 18th the Flyers have gone 6-4 and the Sixers only 7-4, however the Sixers are amidst a 4 game winning streak, and the Flyers have won 4 out of their last 5. Both the Sixers and the Flyers are in the thick of their respective playoff races as well. The Sixers currently sit with the 6th seed only a .5 game behind the Miami Heat for the 5th. The Flyers currently have the 4 seed although its too hard to tell what the the fate of either team is yet.

I hope baseball fans are happy because, yes, spring training is finally here, and hopefully the Fightin' Phils can deliver the same magic this year as they did last summer/fall. 

No comments: