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Philadelphia Phils’ Slide Starts at the Top

Published by on May 14, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

It’s time for Jimmy Rollins to show some pride.

We’re now halfway through May, and he’s still hitting a paltry .200. He continues to roll over ball after ball, essentially playing pepper with the second baseman. Never can I remember a time in which he gave away so many at-bats by swinging at bad pitches and flat out missing the good ones.

Perhaps winning the World Series sapped him of the edge, fire, mojo, or whatever you want to call it that led to Rollins making bold predictions the previous two seasons—something he failed to do this past spring.

Let’s face it, the pulse of this team is, and always will be, Rollins.

As he goes, the Phillies go. The win-loss rec...

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