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The Dirty Inning: Disco fever dream

Every loss has a lesson. Sometimes, the lesson is simply, “Crap, we suck.”

Richard Nixon in the Oval Office Photo by National Archive/Newsmakers

In the spring of 1970, the Phillies were, outside of Jim Bunning, a largely unknown entity. Their players were young, their manager was new, and after three wins to start the season, they lost the next seven. Justin and Trevor bring you the story of that seventh loss; a brutal one to the Mets that took place while the nation’s attention was thankfully elsewhere: on a crippled space craft, hovering above the planet.