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Jermaine Mitchell was key to IronPigs success, apparently

The Phillies' triple-A affiliate, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, are sitting at .500; not too entirely worse than their parent club at the moment.

Jermaine Mitchell was key to IronPigs success, apparently

Jermaine Mitchell is the meaning of life. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Jermaine Mitchell is the meaning of life. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The Phillies' triple-A affiliate, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, are sitting at .500; not too entirely worse than their parent club at the moment.

Their 50-50 record, literally, is the product of a recent slide that's seen them lose 11 of their last 16 games. 'Pigs broadcaster Matt Provence explained the slump this afternoon.

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That's right. As always, it all comes down to 28-year-old outfielder Jermaine Mitchell's involvement. He's like a baseball spirit, traveling from triple-A affiliate to triple-A affiliate, turning things around and making guys believe in themselves again.

"Don't go, Jermaine," they say, as he slings his bat and glove over his shoulder and hops a passing freight train out of town. 

"Don't you see?" he replies with a gentle smile. "You don't need me. The baseball talent was inside you all along."

(They then lost 11 of 16, though)

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