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Kashatus asks Can the Phillies Do It Again?

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