Schmidt: '08 Phils Better than '80 Phils

mike schmidt.jpgMike Schmidt
spoke to reporters for nearly 20 minutes this morning, sitting at a picnic bench outside the batting cages at Bright House Field.

He talked about Alex Rodriguez and steroids. He offered his opinions on the Phillies defending their World Series championship in 2009.

But he also answered this question: In a seven-game series, who would win: the 2008 Phillies or the 1980 Phillies?

“That’s not a good question,” Schmidt said. “Probably these guys. Bigger, stronger, faster. Yeah, no doubt in my mind.”

He paused.

“It would go seven games,” he said. “It would probably turn on a Schmidt error at third base. (Larry) Bowa picks it up, throws to first and Bruce Froemming calls him safe. And the ’08 team wins in a controversial play that’s talked about for years.”

Sounds familiar.



Just would like to let you know you are doing an awesome job over here, I used to never read for phils news and now I do everyday.

Gotta love Schmitty!

Schmidt is hysterical! Thanks for sharing that :O)


That’s way he’s in the HOF! The Phils are so fortunate to have his wisdom to tap during spring training.

Ahhh, Michael Jack, you crack me up! But you were dead-on!

BTW….Where IS everybody??? Not losing interest already, I hope.

Thanks to everybody who has checked out the blog. I hope you continue to do so. I think it’ll take some time to build an audience over here. It might be a slow process, but I think it’ll come. As far as the lack of comments, I think some people have had some issues with logging in every time they open and close their browser. If there are any other issues, let me know.

Great comment by Schmidt. Nice to see someone NOT taking things too seriously!


Cole’s on the cover of SI this week. With a 6 page article, (and a very scary looking bobblehead) inside. I don’t think the whole team got a six pages, after the WS win!

Todd, you’re right about the logging-in issues. Sometimes it takes 5 minutes to login or it won’t let me in at all. I’ll forget what I was going to say or get too frustrated by the end of it.

I wish could leave you logged in, a la as I don’t use a public computer.

I’ve had slightly less log-in problems than I had in the past.
Definitely, unclick the mlb email box at the bottom. That seemed to help a little.
But something else I discovered……If it’s taking a while for the log-in page to load, just wait a short while, then hit the back arrow to return to the blog. It *usually* has you logged in. If not, and you have to click the log-in button again, it usually works right away.

Hope this helps some folks. It was all trial and error.

Todd……If you figure out the log-in problems, is there any way you can mass email the blog members, so everyone will come back?

Schmidtty would have to remind me of one of my worst memories at a sporting event. What a rollercoaster day that was!! From Garvey scoring an early run (and he still hasn’t touched home plate, as Boonie blocked him out) to the Hooten inning when he walked the ballpark home. And the ninth, when Ozark panicked and didn’t put in Jerry Martin. THAT team was better than both the ’80 and ’08 teams. Phans were cheated that year.

FROEMMING!!!! (shakes fist in the air)

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