While the Phillies aren’t so lucky as to escape the completely media circus currently dominating the baseball headlines in the American Northeast today, they certainly get off a little easier.

Question do linger for this Phillies squad. Mostly their age and where they might get younger. With GM Ruben Amaro noting this week that top prospect Domonic Brown could spend the entire upcoming season in AAA (again), the age of the Phillies is once again a factor. Hit the jump to see just how quickly the Philles are indeed aging.

Still not convinced? Witness franchise player Ryan Howard, he of the torn Achilles tendon, motoring around a local Whole Foods franchise on a motorized scooter better known as a Rascal.

How quickly the mighty do fall. The incredible image comes to us via the magic of the internet and, of course, The Fightins. Without them we’re nothing.

Comments (5)

  1. This is hysterically funny but in some ways it breaks my heart. Poor Doc. Can anybody else see Halladay coming back to the Jays in a couple years. You know, when the Jays are good, and the Phillies are overypaying crappy veterans, like the senior citizen above.

    • Why poor Doc? He specifically asked for a trade to the Phillies, in fact that was the only team he reportedly wanted to be dealt to. It’s a case of be careful what you wish for, you might just get it.

      • The Phillies had the team to win it all last year, this year, and will probably make the playoffs for at least the next couple seasons. But as we all know, the playoffs are a crapshoot. If the Phillies aren’t champions in the next few years, if they lose Hamels, if Lee starts to decline, if Howard becomes unplyayable, and if their shoddy farm system doesn’t produce enough players, then maybe, just maybe, Doc will make the most ironic move of all time and leave his current crappy team for the now contending team that he had left a few years before, because it was crappy.
        But yeah, in our dreams.

  2. ^ In our dreams.

  3. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side…though I’m sure Doc is grateful for just making the playoffs at all after all his time in Toronto.

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