July 13th, 2007


The city of brotherly losers (Salon.com)

After 9,999 defeats, baseball's Philadelphia Phillies boast the worst sports record since the Christians played the lions.

By Bruce Buschel


Any day now -- barring a perverse and unprecedented winning streak -- the Philadelphia Phillies will become the first professional franchise in any sport in any land to reach 10,000 losses. Perched at 9,999, the Phillies' next loss against the Cards this weekend at home, or the Dodgers in L.A. next week, will put them alone at the zenith of Mt. Futility.
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