If the Phillies hadn’t already passed the Astros earlier today, I’d be thinking about a certain 43 year old’s 2005 ill-gotten victories getting his club into the post-season.

A speedy, long-haired outfielder from a Northeastern team who vaguely resembles the gentlemen above has also been the subject of a number of rumors today. Terrible stuff. The Inter-web is a very irresponsible place.

(LATE EVENING ADDENDUM : I’ve been told that Michael Kay’s ESPN 1050 radio show was the catalyst for much of this speculation, naming-shaming, etc., Kay citing an unnamed NL pitcher and AL position player whose teams were playoff bound. Well, that narrows it down. In any event, considering the source….never mind.)