Sorry to my more religious friends, but the boy-wonder known to some as "Phil Phranchise" was dubbed "The Messiah" on this website (or simply TM) about 3 years ago and it's just tough to let it go.
Anyway, TM is making his season debut against el Tigros (is that right? I don't speak any Spanish) tonight in the land of unsold inferior cars. I for one, am really looking forward to it. In my opinion, Phil is still every bit the pending stud everyone dubbed him before last season's debaclous showing.
Why, you ask, am I still so high on Phil? How about these numbers so far in 2009 in SWB-
3 wins, vs zero losses
17 hits and 3(!!) walks allowed in 19 ip
And just as important as the above...he has yet to turn 23 years old!
I have no doubt that this kid is both the real deal and headed for stardom.
I hope it starts tonight!