To be honest, I didn't even know the Phillies were playing in the afternoon today until halfway through dinner. And it's better that way, because when I looked at the score, it was 10-5 and the game was over.
At this point in the season, it's ok to not watch or listen to every pitch. In fact, it's ok to miss entire weekend series. The team just isn't that exciting or interesting. Nor have they earned my undivided attention.
I'll happily spend a Saturday with my family without checking my phone's Sports Center app and without turning the car radio away from my kids' annoying pop station to find out the score of the game. Two or three years ago, never. But this year? The year of Jeremy Horst and Delmon Young and everyone-who-used-to-be-good-either-old-or-on-the-DL? I may miss another Domonic Brown blast, but I can watch that on TiVo.
I'll settle for sometimes just finding out the score and knowing that my day was better spent doing other things.
Fangraph of a Saturday without the Phils: