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In 2013, the Phillies proved you can’t lose ‘em all

The day game: Our chance to witness baseball under the blessing of the warm sun. The schedule hides baseball in the nighttime, as though it were an illicit activity to be hidden in darkness, its paying customers looking over their shoulders as they purchase tickets to the show. But every few games, baseball is played in broad daylight, as if to say: We will not be ashamed.

Sadly, the daytime was typically no less shameful a time than any other for the 2013 Phillies.

The Phillies were on their sad, slow way down, like a passed-out drunk drifting further and further from their subway stop.