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Not much to say about the Phillies

August 8, 2019

In all the years that I have been a diehard Phillies fan, this current team has to be one of the most frustrating teams to watch. The Wild Card in the National League is really up for grabs this year, but, man, they are making it hard to believe that they could make it to that point. The offense is super talented, but they seem to play one great game and follow that win with a bunch of really bad losses. They better get their act together soon or they are going to have a freefall right out of contention, just like last year.

I don’t tend to comment on football stuff that does not involve the Philadelphia Eagles, but I think this bears comment. The Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is holding out for more money. As of right now, he is threatening to not play the entire season. This is what Le'Veon Bell did to Pittsburgh last season. I don’t think the Cowboys will let this happen, even though as an Eagles fan it would certainly increase the chances for the Eagles to win the division. I don’t think Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will let this happen. He wants a Super Bowl, so he will probably just give in and pay up to have that winning team.

The English Premier League season starts this weekend after only 2 1/2 months off. Manchester City has a chance of pulling off a three-peat as champions because they return with virtually the same team they won the championship with last year. I actually hope this is not the case. I would like to see Liverpool or Chelsea come away the champions.

Chelsea football club has signed the American soccer star Christian Pulisic to a long-term contract. I hope he actually gets to play a lot and is not there just so that they can sell more jerseys in America. I hope the race to the championship is as close as it was last year. Time will tell.

  • A 2002 Cape grad and 2007 UD grad, Lewes resident Sumner Spence is one of the Cape area's biggest sports fans. Wheelchair-bound his entire life, he has lived vicariously through his sports-playing father, brother, and friends, who gave him his love of sports. He hopes to provide new and interesting perspectives on the sports stories and issues of the day. Email Sumner at sumspence@gmail.com.