It was a a rough day as a Phillies fan on Thursday. Sure, the Phillies toppled the Washington Nationals, 10-4 in D.C., but Cliff Lee left the game early with his elbow causing problems once again and the trade deadline went by with nary a move out of the Phillies front office. Cue the rage.
I put together a quick Photoshop this morning (seen above) to go with a post on Macho Row sharing my thoughts and reactions to what went down, or what did not go down, yesterday. The image is based off an image from one of my favorite books as a kid, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. I took out the teddy bear from the original illustration, replaced it with a Phillie Phanatic. I also replaced Alexander’s head with Ruben Amaro’s face, and then added a 2008 World Series championship banner for good measure.
Here is the original image from the book…
For me though, August 1 is a good day because for the first time since January I can look forward to college football being played this month. I shared some happy thoughts on No 2-Minute Warning this morning.