Because stupid people deserve to eat crow, I've been saving this one. Back on June 9, 2011, the following was posted on this site:
While I would be pleased to see a 100+ win season by the Phillies, I am still more inclined to believe that the Phillies will end up in the low to mid nineties of wins, as I predicted earlier this year mainly as a result of my discounts for injuries and age. I think the Braves will start to catch more breaks and will be right there at the end because, dang it, they are really good, too. But what fun would a baseball season be without cardiac events in late September?
What a doofus. On a related note, as proposed by the same doofus around the same time, the Phillies no longer resemble the 1985 Royals. Instead, they are nearly identical to...
1997 Braves: Pitching: 27.6 Hitting/Fielding: 20.9.
2011 Phillies YTD 9/15/11: Pitching: 28.4 -- Hitting/Fielding: 20.0.
The Braves went 101 - 61, finishing first in the NL, and they have a deserved reputation as one of the finest pitching teams in modern MLB history. The Phillies have 14 more games to go, and they may be able to pick up another 4 WAR during the remaining games. The Phillies will almost certainly end up with more than 101 wins.
This isn't Braves taunting -- that is easily discernible in other, obvious ways. This is just a status update on two posts from the sort of Wayback Machine.