David Wright said the champagne has been on ice so long it is now frozen. Good line, actually. Nobody seems uptight in their clubhouse, and everybody is saying all the right things. The bottom line is they have to lose all the rest of their games and Philadelphia has to run the table. That’s not going to happen, and maybe that’s the problem. They know they are going to win and maybe they subconsciously took their foot off the gas. Who knows? It’s as good an explanation as anybody.
Would be kind of ironic if they won tonight behind Steve Trachsel, the guy everybody wants to see out of the playoff rotation.