In today's Philadelphia Inquirer, William C. Kashatus chose to give local baseball fans a little pre-season reality check.
. . .here in the City of Brotherly Love, fans ruminate about the Phillies' chances of repeating that late October parade down Broad Street. Some even dare to mention a 'dynasty,' capturing two championships and three or more pennants in a five-year span.
Let's be realistic, though.
Kashatus, historian and author of Almost a Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the 1980 Phillies, knows a lot about tempering high hopes with a little healthy pessimism. Read his op-ed "Can Phils do it again this year?" online at www.philly.com.