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Rise and Phight: 4/30/2021

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Sisyphus ain’t got nothin’ on the Phils

Philadelphia Phillies v St Louis Cardinals
Look out, Alec! The boulder is coming right for you!
Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

Yesterday afternoon the Phillies had another opportunity to win back-to-back games for the first time since the first week of the season and push themselves back over .500. Instead, the boulder rolled back over top them. No matter how many times they climb the hill, it seems, they cannot get over its summit. The season is only a month old; so, feelings of futility have not yet set in. But as today’s articles will suggest, the questions about their futility are rising. To the links themselves!*

Phillies news:

MLB news:

*Why, yes, this is a silly paraphrase of a phenomenologist slogan from the early 20th century. I have to do something with all this arcane and useless knowledge.

In case you’re feeling the frustration, may I offer you a song to soothe your troubled soul?