One hundred-and-nine wins. That’s what you get if you extrapolate the Phillies’ won/loss record over their first 17 games (11-5-1) of spring training over a 162-game schedule. Actually, the number is 109.58. I decided not to round up. So, 109-53? Why not?
This is the kind of thinking we did as children in the early 60s when we followed the Phillies. Take a hot streak and extend it over the rest of the season to convince ourselves the Phillies could still win the pennant. Calculate that they only had to go 27-4 to win the pennant, if all the teams ahead of them lost every night. And other child-like thoughts. But, why not? Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of March 9th