There's a reason teams don't usually go to three World Series in a row

Utley and Polanco and down and out for a while and Brad Lidge just partied like it's 2009, giving up a three-run game-tying blast with two out in the bottom of the 9th. There's a lot of reasons why even good teams don't go to the World Series year after year after year, and we're getting a painful and much unwanted lesson about that here in Philadelphia.

On the other hand, the Phillies did come back to win that game tonight, and who knows? You've probably heard that that that (like the three "that"s?) doesn't kill me makes me stronger, and maybe what the Phillies really needed to get back to the World Series wasn't another relief pitcher but a tidal wave of adversity. Because God knows that's what they're getting,