Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Phillie Phactor?

So the election has past, we have our new President Elect barack Obama - does anyone feel that this election was eerily similar to that of 1980 when Reagan beat the incumbent Jimmy Carter?

Stay with me here - this will get baseball related.

1980 - during the spring and summer unemployment was high, inflation was running up, and there was a gasoline crisis

- The president's approval rating was approximately 30%

- The republicans were able to take control of the Senate and made up over seats in the House, but did not get control.

All of this signaled a major shift in the country's balance of power from Democratic to Republican.

So here in 2008's election we have

- While gas prices have dropped, no one can say that the price of oil has not been a major issue in America, unemployment is going up, and once again, our economy is struggling.

- Our current President's approval rating has been sitting between 25-30%

- The Democrat's have taken control of both the House and Senate, signaling a major tide change in our government, being all Democrate lead.

So now what does this have to do with baseball? I only happen to recall 2 Wolrd Series Championships for the Philadelphi Phillies - 1980 and 2008.

Is a Philadelphia World Series ring now a harbinger for major political change? If so, thank you Cole Hamels - and as a Mets fan I cannot believe I am saying this, but where were you in 2004?

And just for the record, his hot wife by means of google image search

1 comment:

PTBNL said...

Hey is that your Hamels jersey card? If it is I'd be interested in a trade.