The Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard has crushed the ball 53 times so far this year. The season is just heating up.
What makes this remarkable is, this young team was written off. Even GM Pat Gillick stated publicly these kids would not be competitive until 2008. What the nation is seeing is teamwork in action.
Howard and Chase Utley have emerged as the leaders of this team. There is no trash talking on or off the field. They are just getting it done. Utley ended his post all-star break slump Monday with a walk off home-run.
Ooo, baby. Ladies like the long ball.