Personally, I blame the recent spread of those “Ill” Phillies shirts and NeeKo’s Jay-Z remix “Ill state of mind” this is all way to ironic for me to handle. NeeKo is far less rapper far more fortune-teller.
I wish I was kidding, but it may not be the Bronx Bombers that are the Phillies biggest enemy right now. A nasty flu bug is sweeping through the clubhouse. Pinch hitter Greg Dobbs was sent home prior to game 2, to stay away from the club in hopes to stop the spread but recent reports tell us that it may have been too late.
Among those reported to be in an ill state of mind are, Pedro Martinez who said he was feeling under the weather during his game 2 start, reliever Chad Durbin, outfielder Jayson Werth and scariest of all tonights game 3 starter Cole Hamels, who was reported sick by NBC10 this morning.
This is only the names that the media has mentioned, skipper Charlie Manuel has refused to go into any more detail about the team’s health status.
“There are some guys that have had some flu symptoms or had the flu, but I don’t know how we’re going to deal with that. We got to play…There’s no sense in me sitting here running down who’s sick and who’s not and all this stuff. … We don’t want everybody to know what’s going on.”