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Phillies fans: The downside of success

Originally Published: August 25, 2011
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

In the National League, there are the Philadelphia Phillies and everyone else. In less than a decade, Philadelphia has been transformed into a legitimate superpower, a team to be feared in the class of only the Yankees and Red Sox. The Phillies win on the field, having made the playoffs four consecutive years for the first time since opening for business as the Philadelphia Quakers in 1883. They currently have the best record in baseball because they are the best team in baseball.

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