Sport: My Boys

When the exuberant young Phillies bounded into third place in the final National League standings last year, lethargic Philadelphia fans, long used to their last-place finishes (eight in the last 13 years) became moderately aroused. Last week, with the Phillies challenging the Brooklyn Dodgers for first place, nearly everybody in Philadelphia was talking pennant.

Amiable, greying Phillies Manager Eddie Sawyer was not joining in. "We're not ready for it," said Sawyer. "Brooklyn should win, and we'll be in third again." Sophomore Manager Sawyer explained his prediction: "I'm not being defeatist, but I know...

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