Yo, this is the first part of a two or three parter, trying to explain what it's like to be a Phils fan from 2500 miles away. It can really be summed up in one sentence if need be: it sucks. But the underlying crap plays out in a bunch of different ways that most won't understand unless they go through it. With the internet and ESPN1,2,3,360 etc there is coverage up the ass, granted. You can get highlights on freaking youtube and a ton of other sites but that is only visual. I even have use of my buddy's online Inquirer account, but most of the Philly writers aren't any better than any other source. Being this far away you miss the *FEEL* of the crowd at The Bank and in any given sports bar back there during a game. You also miss the smell of Ashburn Alley, but that's for later on.
Bill Scardefield, AKA netfather