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All's Quiet on the Harbor Front

Written by: Peter Coolbaugh

Where has the offense gone? That is the current question. The once-hot offense of the Birds has been reduced to a slow summer breeze. Aside form Luke Scott, the rest of the guys might as well stay home since production has fallen rapidly.

Roberts, Huff, Mora, Markakis better be in the cages early because this is getting ridiculous. If you get beat by mediocre to crappy teams like Oakland and Seattle, how will be able to handle the Braves, Mets, and Phillies all in a row? Right now we are the 2nd worst team in MLB. Only the super horrible BUGS down in Washington are worse.

We can complain about the starting pitching for sure. It is bad and we knew it would be. But the quiet wood really disturbs me. If Crowlely and Trembley want to survive the summer, they better find the magic solution and quick.

Given the tenuous relationship the team has had with fans in the last seven seasons, it would be smart to get something started now in an effort to get more "W"s on the board and win back the general fan base. Like most diehards who bleed with every loss or injury, it gets to a point where you almost don't want to watch, in an effort to prevent a heart attack from all the anger you feel.

It is only June. .500 is very doable. Rattle off 3-4 wins a row, take a loss, then run off some more wins. The mindset of this franchise is one of losing and the culture is very difficult to change. But if teams like the Phillies (who historically are the worst franchise ever) can turn things around then anyone else can as well.


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