I out and about yesterday and I bumped into a couple all decked out in his-and-hers Phillies attire. Someone else said, "Phillies fans, eh?" They said, "yeah, it's been a rough few weeks for us." And someone else said, "At least you're not Nationals fans." And everyone laughed. Someone else piled in with a tired old story about how they went to a game at Nationals Park that had more Phillies fans than Nationals fans. Everyone was still laughing.That's where the story usually ends, with me stewing, everyone else laughing. But this time I piped in with, "Just wait till you get Strasburg. He's going to blow you guys away."And the Phillies fans said, "oh man, you're right--that guy is scary." No one was laughing. Someone asked when's the next time he's pitching. The conversation eventually...

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