Hello Drunk Phils fans, I want to give you a little background about myself, my only qualification for writing to you is I love the Phillies and the greatest game on earth, baseball. Does anything beat a day at the ballpark? My fondest childhood memories are days at the Vet with my Dad. He would take me to a bunch of games every year. His biggest score was in 1980 when he got tickets to game one of the World Series. I remember him telling me to savor it since the Phillies were usually bad and a World Series appearance was rare. I was 12 at the time so I proceeded to tell him we had Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Pete Rose ect., so we are going to the World Series every year. Sorry to say my Dad was right, they won in '80 as we all know but the glory years were few and far between. I did turn my back on the game from 1994 to 2003. The strike hurt me deeply. The World Series being canceled was like a death in the family to me. I refused to go to a game till my good friend Jon told me I was mad long enough and invited me to a game. Ok I'll go. Next thing I know that fat turd Kevin Millwood pitches a no hitter and as Michael Corleone says "Just when I think I'm out...They pull me back in." I have been back ever since. I am such a baseball geek that I can honestly say I have seen at least 4 games of every Major league team this year. A word to the wise, watching the Royals, Orioles or Pirates is down right painful. We know the Phillies have been frustrating so far this year but take it from someone who has seen Joe 'Can't get 2 outs in a' Roa pitch, it could be a lot worse. These are the glory years, like my Pop told me many years ago, savor them.