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Rise and Phight: 8/11/2023

Objects in mirror are closer than they appear

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MLB: Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Don’t look now, but the Phillies are only 9 12 games behind the Braves for the division lead. Sure, Atlanta is the odds on favorite to not only win the division, but to also win the World Series, but the Phillies are staying at least on the periphery. It’s a combination of less than stellar play by Atlanta and the Phillies playing much better.

Listen, I’ll take it.

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