March 2nd, 2015 at 3:17 PM ^

Caveats about us not playing our best lineup or best pitchers aside, I DESPISE Ruben Amaro, Jr. As a Philadelphia fan, I refuse to support the Phils until they get competent ownership / management.

This team treats analytics like they are some sort of evil sorcery, and it shows.


March 2nd, 2015 at 3:31 PM ^

Three times in 10 or so years of MLB teams playing college teams.  I'd love to know the roster that The Phillies put out there.  

LeBron James

March 2nd, 2015 at 3:36 PM ^

Funny, but they are not the real Phillies. Come on...

Plus, I have to believe that sometimes when these pro teams, or at least what they put on the field as a pro team for these exhibitions, the players don't really try that hard or let the college team win.


March 2nd, 2015 at 3:39 PM ^

This happens all the time. There are some good teams playing DII Baseball. Especially here in Cali. Not surprised at all. If you are surprised then you don't know baseball to well.


March 2nd, 2015 at 5:32 PM ^

I happen to watch college teams beat pro teams almost every year in baseball. We go watch them play all the time, and yes it does happen more then what you think or then what's reported. Cali schools play the pros all the time. Fullerton plays the the Angels every year, ELAC plays the Dodgers, SDSU and San Diego play the Padres. Lol


March 2nd, 2015 at 3:41 PM ^

It's a pretty bad loss, but it does happen.  This wasn't really "the Phillies" as much as it was a bunch of AA/AAA players with the Phillies' laundry on.  Still shouldn't happen, but it's not like this was a pro squad going to war with Tampa.


March 2nd, 2015 at 3:41 PM ^

I had to make sure the Tigers were winning before I laughed at this. They're winning 12-2, so I'm laughing, even though I don't recognize a single name on that Phillies lineup card.

rob f

March 2nd, 2015 at 6:20 PM ^

I was at work when the game started today and knew it wouldn't be broadcast.  But over here in SW Michigan, pre-season radio coverage is spotty at best, so I had no idea when I'd first be able to listen to some Tiger Baseball.  I'm assuming Tuesday's Tiger game will be on the radio in Detroit and at least some of the Tiger affiliates across Michigan? 

And knowing that Dan Dickerson doesn't recite the "Voice of the Turtle" anyway, I figured, "why wait?!" 

Spring can't get here soon enough!  


March 2nd, 2015 at 3:49 PM ^

Tampa went 54-4 last year and is one of the best baseball programs in NCAA Division II. This year they are off to a great start too. I know it's still major league baseball against D2, but Tampa is pretty damn good at baseball. They have seven players in MLB...And more than 70 guys drafted. 


March 3rd, 2015 at 9:12 AM ^

Except that The Horror was a game that actually counted. The team had an incentive to win.

The Phillies will be horrible this season, but this game had less meaning than the NFL Preseason. There was nothing on the line beyond "let me see if I can get my swing to start feeling normal in a game situation."

In three years, this game won't even be a footnote.


March 2nd, 2015 at 4:37 PM ^

I thought the horror sucked but I honestly didn't think it would be as big of a thing as it became in the media. Virginia Tech lost to James Madison. A number of teams have lost to NDSU. Ole Miss lost to Jackson State. The only reason why the App State was bigger was because we're Michigan and have a bigger brand name. We finished 9-4 that year. Virginia Tech finished 11-3.


March 2nd, 2015 at 5:43 PM ^

We also played in possibly the best game in years the season before against OSU.  Can't say the same about VT or Arkansas when they lost to the Citadel in the early 90's.  I don't see the harm in the "Horror" name since I believe we've all moved on from it.  It's like the Colorado Hail Mary game.  Some things we'll never get rid of.

Frank Booth

March 2nd, 2015 at 4:03 PM ^

Not as big of a deal you would think. If I'm not mistake , the Tigers lost to Florida Souther. Sometime in the 90s. Most of big leaguers will bat 1 or 2 times, then mostly minor leaguers thereafter.

Perkis-Size Me

March 2nd, 2015 at 7:40 PM ^

I grew up right down the road from UT, and they always had an amazing baseball program. When you also factor in that the Phillies starters probably played all of 1-2 innings and then a bunch of single-A or rookie league guys took the field right after, it's not surprising that they lost.

Not good publicity, but this doesn't even remotely equate to the Horror.

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