Chip Kelly and the Eagles not only have all of Philadelphia talking about last night’s electric Monday Night Football win over the Redskins, but all of the country. The Phillies on the other hand are currently in playing game one of an irrelevant September series against the San Diego Padres, that literally means absolutely nothing in the scheme of things.
If you have tried to tune out the rest of this Phillies season because of your frustration with Ruben Amaro’s job as the general manager, then not only are you like me, but you are eagerly anticipating this season culminating and changes being made in the off-season. At least that is what I assume.
And while we don’t know if any changes made this off-season will be significant enough to make the Phillies relevant in 2014, today’s release of the 2014 Phillies schedule is a signal that there may be light at the end of the tunnel, or at the very least that this season disappointing is nearly over.
- March 31st-The Phillies will travel to Arlington, to open up the season against Yu Darvish, Adrian Beltre, and the Texas Rangers. That certainly isn’t an easy way to begin the season.
- May 13th and 14th- Millville New Jersey native and childhood Phillies fan Mike Trout will make his first trip to Philadelphia. If you haven’t been paying attention the last two seasons, this guy is kind of on pace to be a first-ballot hall of famer.
- July 25th through July 27th- The Phillies welcome in the Arizona Diamondbacks for a three game set that could decide whether the Phillies are buyers or sellers at the 2014 MLB trade deadline. Or whether they should have been buyers but Ruben Amaro is in denial so he decides to keep players with trade value. (Sorry for the rant)
- August 25th through 27th-The Phillies may or may not have a rebound year in 2014, but the Washington Nationals and their new manager (Charlie Manuel?) are a team with too much talent not to rebound. If the Phillies are still in contention, this series could have major implications on the National League wildcard race and National East division race.
- September 26th through 28th-If the Phillies are still contending at this point, then a three game set against the Upton brothers and the Atlanta Braves could decide the National League East and/or National League Wild Card race.
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