A Disturbing Realization
The other day, I was thinking about the fact that I don’t seem to have the same anticipation, the same glee, the same “phever”, regarding the upcoming playoffs as in the past couple years. Don’t get me wrong, I was very happy when the Phillies clinched the NL East last week. And now that Game 1 of the NLDS will be upon us in just a few hours, I’m feeling the stirrings of excitement.
Or maybe it’s just gas.
Just a few years ago, it would have been unthinkable, nay, unbelievable that the Phils would capture the division four seasons in a row.
But now they have.
And therein lies the crux of my problem – the sustained success of these Phillies has led me to a point where I now expect excellence from them.
I feel as if I’m becoming like…..like……a (gasp!) Yankees fan.