“February 23 marks 1000 days in prison for Bradley Manning – a young gay man locked up for allegedly leaking the scandolous U.S. diplomatic communications published by Wikileaks.
These leaks exposed the rampant criminality of American foreign policy – but President Obama has chosen to imprison the alleged leaker, Manning, rather than those who committed violent war crimes such as massacring journalists and other civilians in Iraq.” Via (http://www.bradleymanning.org/support_events/bradley-manning-1000-days-in-prison-for-doing-the-right-thing)
1000 Days. You have read that correctly. 1000 days in prison for saying something he saw was wrong. So much for that speedy trial clause in the 6th Amendment: ”[i]n all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy . . . trial . . . .” People argue that what Bradley Manning did has put lives in danger. Whose lives have been put in danger? The people who committed the war crimes, those responsible for the death of innocence? Nope, they are not the ones who have been sitting in a jail cell for 990 days. They are not the ones who had to endure 11 months of solitary confinement and torturous conditions under a Peace Prize Winning Presidents Administration.
In April of 2011 during a fundraiser Obama was asked again about Manning’s treatment, he responded by saying: “I can’t conduct diplomacy on an open source,” Obama told an unidentified questioner. “That’s not how … the world works. If I was to release stuff, information that I’m not authorized to release, I’m breaking the law … We’re a nation of laws. We don’t individually make our own decisions about how the laws operate … He broke the law.” Mind you this statement was made a year before the Manning trial would actually begin. So now according to Obama the Commander-in-Chief, Manning broke the law and he is guilty before he even stands trial before the military courts.
Bradley Manning is not a terrorist, nor did he “aide the enemy”. Bradley Manning did what the U.S. Government begs people to do; Say Something when you see a crime happening. Manning did not sell these leaks to foreign governments, or terror groups, he released it to the public so in his words, it would create ”worldwide discussion, debates, and reforms”. 990 days after being imprisoned the discussion has died down, the debate is no where to be found, and reforms are not on the horizon. What Bradley Manning exposed can not be ignored, and we must keep fighting for transparency from an Administration that promised peace, and transparency. If we have learned anything from the attacks on Whistleblowers, this Administration does not want the public knowing what they are doing in our names.
“No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation”- The United States Constitution- 5th Amendment
Remember when the Constitution used to be the law of the land? A list of fundamental laws that have been followed for over 200 years. The Constitution guarantees every American Citizen their day in court, no matter the crime. Samir Khan, Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, and Anwar al-Awlaki did not have these rights, they were murdered by an Unmanned Predator Drone by the President of the United States. The leader of the nation who is suppose to uphold these laws. Now Samir Khan and Anwar al-Awlaki were alleged terrorist, and self proclaimed members of Al-Qaeda. No matter what group they belonged too, they were still American’s who have the same rights as you and I. I don’t agree with their message, but I do agree with The Constitution. Abdulrahman al-Awlaki was the son of Anwar, a 16 year old boy from Denver. He was also murdered by a Predator Drone, and what was his crime? According to former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs Abdulrahman al-Awlaki ”should have [had] a far more responsible father,”. Well every American better start worrying about what kind of actions their parents are taking now, because having bad parents I guess now makes you a bad person.
We now live in a time in which our every move is monitored, from writing an E-mail, talking on the phone, text messages, social networking, and even while talking a walk outside. Our Government knows our every move, who we associate with, the hours we work; Yet, we know little about what our Government does in our name. The Drone Program being one of the most secretive and non transparent program. According to many studies and investigations in Pakistan alone, the drone program has a 2% success rate. “A study at Stanford and New York University titled ‘Living Under Drones’ claimed that only two percent of drone strike casualties in Pakistan are top militants, and that the large number of related civilian deaths turn Pakistanis against the US.” (http://rt.com/news/pakistan-drones-study-civilians-933/) Further investigations find that more than 200 children have been killed by drone strikes in Pakistan alone. We also have drone campaigns going in Yemen and Somalia where many civilians, women, and children have been killed.
The Drone program itself began under George W. Bush, but when President Obama took office the program became a mainstay in Obama’s foreign policy. The amount of strike dramatically increased, and the long reach of the US government lengthened. The idea of the program it take US soldiers out of harms way, and to destroy targets with better accuracy. But that has not been the case, and the amount of blowback due to civilian deaths has caused normally peaceful citizens to garner hatred towards the United States. If in Pakistan the drone program has a 2% success rate, the other 98% have families, friends, and neighbors who are outraged and the death of their fellow citizens.
I am 26 years old, and for the majority of my life we have been at war with a noun: “Terror”. It began with seeking revenge for those who plotted 9/11 and has turned into a full fledged annihilation of anyone “suspected” of posing an “imminent threat”. What is an “imminent threat”? That we are still unsure of, the definition has been twisted to fit the policies of our current government. In the years past since 9/11 we have seen new laws that are suppose to protect us, we have seen new technology that is supposed to save lives. Yet, we are 12+ years, 2 different Presidents into this war and what do we have to show for it? Our Constitution has been bent every which way, our rights to privacy, and freedom of speech have been trampled on. All it took was a charismatic Democrat, for Americans to fall in line and support the once unpopular Bush Policies. Policies that would have called for Bush’s impeachment, have rewarded Barack Obama with a second term. Hopefully now people are starting open their eyes to what our government is doing in our name.
“When your government knows everything about you, and you know nothing about them, it is time to take a stand”
These are my personal thoughts on the projections of the Phillies players for 2013
Carlos Ruiz- .287 Avg, 13 HR, 69 RBI (.370 OBP/.436 SLG)
Eric Kratz- .256 Avg, 11 HR, 40 RBI (.317 OBP/ .459 SLG)
Ryan Howard- .257 Avg, 35 HR, 101 RBI (.335 OBP/ .490 SLG)
Chase Utley – .270 Avg, 20 HR, 73 RBI (.371 OBP/ .457 SLG)
Jimmy Rollins- .255 Avg, 15 HR, 60 RBI (.325 OBP/ .410 SLG) 25 SB
Freddy Galvis- .245 Avg, 6 HR, 40 RBI (.282 OBP/ .355 SLG) 12 SB
Micheal Young- .295 Avg, 12 HR, 75 RBI (.340 OBP/ .413 SLG)
Dom Brown- .272 Avg, 15 HR, 70 RBI (.345 OBP/ .440 SLG) 12 SB
John Mayberry- .250 Avg, 10 HR, 45 RBI (.314 OBP/ .420 SLG) 10 SB
Ben Revere- .278 Avg, 2 HR, 53 RBI (.336 OBP/ .340 SLG) 45 SB
Darin Ruf- .270 Avg, 25 HR, 76 RBI (.340 OBP/ .486 SLG)
Laynce Nix . 241 Avg, 5 HR, 21 RBI (.314 OBP/ .410 SLG)
Cole Hamels 21-9 / 3.19 ERA/ 220 Ks
Roy Halladay 15-11/ 3.32 ERA/ 170 Ks
Cliff Lee 17-10/ 3.11 ERA/ 210 Ks
Kyle Kendrick 10-10/ 3.95 ERA/ 120 Ks
John Lannan 5-7 / 4.19 ERA/ 95 Ks
Johnathan Papelbon 5-2 / 42 Saves/ 2.55 ERA/ 80 Ks
Mike Adams 4-2/ 45 Holds/ 2.47 ERA/ 56 Ks
Antonio Bastardo 3-3/ 3.27 ERA/ 70 Ks
Mike Stutes 4-5/ 3.79 ERA/ 50 Ks
Phillippe Aumont 2-0/ 3.20 ERA/ 50 Ks
Ryan Howard hits 35 HR/ 100 RBI
Chase Utley plays full season
Michael Young .295/.340/.413 w/ 12 HR
Darin Ruf = The Answer 23 HRs and ROY
Dear journalists, reporters and media outlets,
I am writing you this letter as concerned American citizen. The election is less than 40 days away, and once again Americans are going to “choose” who will be the President. I have been watching all the coverage of this election on CNN, FOX, ABC, CBS, MSNBC etc. I have been deeply concerned about many thing that are being ignored by a majority of our news outlets. The economy is in the dumps and everyone knows it; there is no way of hiding it. This seems to be the main issue in the election, and for good reason. We are $16 trillion in debt and counting, unemployment has been at 8% plus for months, and the cost of living continues to rise. Yet the one thing everyone keeps ignoring is that under the cover of the horrible economy, Americans have been losing freedoms. When George W. Bush was President it was on the news every day and night: The Patriot Act, the wars in the Middle East, and the fact that the US openly used torture against its detainees. Ever since Barack Obama has become President, however, it seems that everyone has just ignored the fact that our civil liberties are being attacked daily. It seems just because we have a Democratic President, the media chooses to ignore these issues.
On December 31, 2011, under the fanfare of the New Year, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012. It is basically a bill that funds our military and all of our overseas adventures. There is a new NDAA each year, but this most recent one contains some sketchy provisions, hidden in sections 1021 and 1022 of the document. These two sections give the president the right to detain anyone he feels is a terrorist, or is associated with terrorist. It also state that he can detain them indefinitely without trial. Originally President Obama said he would veto it, but that never happened. He also “promised” he would never use it to detain American citizens, How is that Guantanamo Bay promise going? When it was first signed it got some media attention for about a week, and then you all got bored with it. US District Court Judge Katherine Forrest made a permanent injunction that bans indefinite military detention of Americans without charge. Well, less than 24 hours later the Obama administration issued an appeal to fight to keep that power. This fight is going on right now in the courts, while you, the media, focus on fluff issues to fill up your time slots.
So our Democratic, Nobel Peace Prize-winning President now has the power to (1) spy on US citizens without warrants (Patriot Act), (2) kill American citizens without due process (Anwar al-Aulaqi & “Kill List”), and (3) detain anyone suspected of being a terrorist or supporting terrorist indefinitely and without due process (NDAA). Yet you, the media, have dropped the ball on this, or just have chosen to ignore it. You have FOX News focusing on Obama being a raging liberal; you have MSNBC focusing on Romney being Thurston Howell, III; you have ABC and CBS just ignoring these abuses of power. The American people rely on the mainsteam media to make informed decision when it comes to electing Presidents. But now we are forced to rely on Twitter, YouTube, WikiLeaks, and bloggers to find out the truth. You prop Barack Obama up as some kind of uniter of the people. Tell that to the people of Pakistan, Yemen, Iraq, and Afghanistan, who are bombed by predator drones. Their families torn apart by bombs being dropped on their villages by our President. Barack Obama launches a campaign that states “If You See Something, Say Something , yet he has held Bradley Manning, and American soldier, for over 800 days without trial, in harsh conditions, because he said something when he saw our military killing innocent civilians, and journalist. I guess the “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign doesn’t pertain to our government. Our government has deemed the founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange and WikiLeaks an “Enemy of the State”. These are people who are doing the job you be doing, and now they are considered similar threats to Al-Qaeda. Julian Assange has been seeking refuge in an Ecuadorian Embassy in fear of what the US government will do to him for informing the American people about the truth.
You, the media-from ABC News all the way down to my local newspaper-have let us down. You stay on the script that is given to you, and you fear asking the real questions. There are a few true journalist still out there: Ben Swann, Amber Lyon, Glenn Greenwald, David Seaman, and several U-Steam and YouTube reporters. These men and women are doing your job, for little to no money, with little exposure, and lot of pressure on them from our government. Yet, you sit in your comfy chair, with you nice wardrobe and ramble on bullshit about what is going on in the world. Why is the truth so scary for you to report? Do you think you know what’s best for the American people? Do we not deserve to hear about the war crimes of our President, and the innocent civilians being killed in the Middle East, about how we are constantly under surveillance? What about the human rights crimes being committed in Libya, Egypt, Syria, etc? These governments were propped up by US foreign aid and weapons sales, and now people are being slaughtered in the streets. It is a disgrace that you have given this President a free pass, and it is unfair to the American people and to the world. Every single Senator, Representative, and President (and candidate) should be grilled on why they think the President should have the power to detain US citizens without due process. Why is it OK for the President to have a secret “Kill List” that has Americans on it? Why is it OK to keep the American public under constant surveillance, and forced to go through TSA check points? Why are these questions and more not being asked to those in power?
So my simple request for you journalist, reporters, and media outlets: Start doing you job!
Troy Frederick Jurimas
Written by Troy Frederick Jurimas & Edited by Michael Roy Fisher
They are at it again, well mainly Kurt Schlichter. Bashing Free Thinkers, Independents, Moderates, Libertarians and basically anyone who is not a wing nut. Last week I wrote about how I got into an argument with Kurt Schlichter about voting 3rd party. He has a new article up (http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/23/Why-Libertarians-Need-To-Vote-Romney-Part-II) today still arguing his baseless point. He also tweeted today “Hey
#RonPaul fans — Time to get serious. Support Romney, or you support Obama and destroy your credibility”. This has to be one of the biggest contradictions I have heard in a while. Ron Paul fans support Ron Paul because of his credibility. When Ron Paul speaks you know what he stands for. You might not like it, or agree with it. But, you know what he is saying he believes, and he will say what he does. I would like to think Ron Paul supporters are the same way. We support a man who stands on his beliefs and can’t be bought. So this hack Kurt Schlichter is basically saying “Hey Ron Paul fans, put everything you believe in and throw it away, and vote for someone you disagree with or else you will lose your credibility”. Imagine if Ron Paul caved in and supported Romney just because he was the GOP candidate? Ron Paul fans would be outraged and Ron Paul would lose all the credibility that he worked 30 years to get.
The whole party first mentality has been taking over the political world for the past few years. Washington has become deadlocked in partisanship and nothing has been getting done. Republicans and Democrats alike are trying to rally their party, and pump up their nominee. This is a difficult task for both parties because you are trying to excite people with “status quo” nominees. Romney and Obama aren’t going to change anything for the better. One will raise taxes a little, and one will cut taxes a little. They will both continue to follow the Bush style foreign policy of raiding the Middle East, bombing countries with Drones, and infringing on our civil liberties. At the same time they will print and spend money, while saying that they are making “cuts” and fixing the budget. These are all talking points with no substance or real vision.
According to Mr. Schlichter people who are opposed to Romney and don’t agree with him are “ pouters, the angry and the attention seeking” What Mr. Schlichter doesn’t see is that, he is actually the pouter, and attention seeker. Saying the Libertarians and Independents will disappear off the political stage unless they buck up and vote Romney. It is mind boggling that this guy gets paid to write this stuff. People who stand for what they believe in, who stand for a belief, and not a party are some how pouters? Yeah we are pissed that Ron Paul was ignored at the RNC, we are angry that Gary Johnson is on the ballot in 47 states and he is not aloud in the debates. But we are not pouting, we are not giving up and voting for the party, we are continuing to fight on. Fighting for what we believe in, against a Government that has become drunk with power, and two candidates who have no shame in using that power.
So this is a message to all you wing nuts, who think we are the irrational ones. There are 314 Million people in the United States and every 4 years we are forced to pick between 2 people for the most important job in the world. Yet we are extreme when we ask for more options, when we ask to hear what kind of plans the other side might have. The Republicans and Democrats have monopolized the political world and have worked together to shut out the rest. It’s a right or left world, and if you don’t agree with either side you don’t matter. You know there is something wrong in D.C., when they only time the two parties come together is for War, excessive government power, and shutting up an independent voice. So remember for this election and future ones, you don’t have to vote party, vote for what you believe in.
There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.- John Adams
Yesterday while I was on Twitter I came across two different articles that had the same exact theme. One article was written by Timothy Patrick McCarthy who is a professor of history, literature, and public policy at Harvard University. His article was titled ”Why Progressives Should Vote for Obama“. In his writings he attempts to rally progressive against the notion that this is election is a choice between, “the lesser of two evils” He goes on to list accomplishments of the Obama administration and says if you vote for O again there is more to come, and even bigger and better than before.
Mr. McCarthy being a historian himself goes on to list the four main criteria to judge the “success” of presidents.
(1) whether they lead effectively in times of national crisis; (2) whether they win and/or end a war; (3) whether they pass significant pieces of domestic legislation; and (4) whether they work to extend the civil rights of previously disempowered groups
Well according to this criteria, I would have to say President Obama has been a failure. (1) Since the day President Obama took office the country has been a mess. His fault or not he wanted the job, and the challenge. Unemployment has been at 8% or higher the majority of his Presidency, the nation debt is at $16 trillion and rising, gas prices are sky high, the Federal Reserve is printing money out of thin air, and our civil liberties are disappearing at a rapid rate. (2) Under Obama’s reign, the Afghanistan War has been escalated, careless drone attacks have been increased, Obama wanted to extend the Iraq War, but due to leaks by Bradley Manning and WikiLeaks the Iraqi Government refused to let Americans stay. (3) Obamacare has been his prized piece of legislation, which the majority of Americans are opposed too (4) Yes Obama has come out in support of gay marriage after being opposed to it his whole life, but look at what he has done for the Civil Rights of all Americans. Signed NDAA (The right to detain American citizens without a trial) into law and fought for it TWICE in the courts, kept Gitmo open, extended the Patriot Act, waged a war on Whislteblowers and has lead a non transparent administration.
Now if I was a progressive, why in the world would I vote for Obama? Especially under the criteria that Mr. McCarthy tries to put out there for us. Obama has done some good while in office; Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and the assassination of Osama Bin Laden. But at what cost do those successes come at? Signing of NDAA, massive Drone Wars in the Middle East, spying on American Citizens, the torture of Bradley Manning, letting the banks get away with financial murder? What makes you think he will protect civil liberties, end wars, and hold banks responsible in his second term if he has shown no signs of doing it in his first?
Now this brings me to the other side of the spectrum. Another article I read yesterday was written by Kurt Schlichter titled “Time for Ron Paul fans to support the Constitution” (http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/18/Time-for-Ron-Paul-Fans-to-Support-the-Constitution) Now this guy is a trip, He goes on to make the same “Lesser of two evils” argument. He lays it on thick, saying
Even if that’s true, the key is “lesser.” If you have to choose between encountering a hubcap thief and an axe murderer, you’d be a fool to shrug your shoulders and risk some face time with the dude with the hatchet.
He goes on not making a case of why you SHOULD vote for Mitt Romney, but why you SHOULD NOT vote 3rd party. He says time and time again, if you vote 3rd party you are voting for Obama. Yet, he doesn’t give good enough reasons to vote for Mitt Romney, just that in his opinion Romney is the “lesser” of two evils. I tried to talk to him on Twitter about this, and how important it is to vote for what you believe in and not party. These are a few of his responses.
After Mr. Schlichter was done with his immature banter he followed it up by saying this and blocking me:
Now correct me if I am wrong, but it sounds like this is the guy doing the pouting and not the Ron Paul, Gary Johnson supporters.
The point of me writing this about these 2 articles, which coincidentally came out on the same day. Is that they are both saying vote the “lesser of two evils” because our guy is the lesser and the other guy is the greater. Don’t vote third party, because if you do, you are supporting the other guy and trying to make a statement. But, why would I vote either if I only support half of each candidates platform? Why wouldn’t I vote for someone that I support 90% of their platform? In this election there are 3 men on the ballot in 47 states (Fighting for 50) Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, and Gary Johnson. What these two men don’t understand is that you DON’T have to vote “the lesser of two evils” you can actually vote for someone you support.
Gary Johnson appeals to Progressives, and Conservatives. Democrats, and Republicans. Independents, and Moderates. Why are we focused on dividing each other, and saying if you are Progressive or Democrat you have to vote for Obama or you are supporting Mitt Romney, and vice versa. If you are a Progressive, or Liberal who is tired of Obama following George Bush’s foreign policy why wait and chance another 4 years, vote for Gary Johnson who is against the wars. If you are an Independent who is tired of seeing your Civil Liberties being taken away by both Republicans and Democrats, why pick “the lesser of two evils” when you can vote Gary Johnson who is against NDAA, Patriot Act, CISPA, PIPA, ACTA, Drones, and Gitmo. If you are a Conservative who is tired of Washington spending and printing money out of thin air why vote for Obama and Romney when neither have a plan to fix the deficit? Gary Johnson actually balanced a budget in New Mexico and turned a deficit into a surplus.
The two party system is failing America, and is turning into the one party system. Obama and Romney disagree on taxes, a few social issues, and who is rich and who isn’t. But, they agree on the big issues of War; Both have shown by their words or their actions that America is the World’s police. Civil Liberties: Both support NDAA, Patriot Act, Gitmo, Drone strikes, Drone spying, Middle Eastern adventurism,. They are both funded by the same big banks: J.P. Morgan, Citi Group, and Goldman Sachs. They both are for the Federal Reserve printing money out of thin air, bailouts and QE3.
The right and the left will try to convince you Obama and Romney are polar opposites, but when it comes down to it, there is no “lesser of two evils”. These two different roads go to the same destination; higher debt, more war, less civil liberties, rich getting richer, and the end of the middle class. Republicans and Democrats are all for choice; Pro-Choice, choice of schools, choice of what you eat, choice to own a gun. Yet, when it comes to the most important choice you have, in picking a leader of our nation you only have two options. Well this year you have another and his name is Gary Johnson. The chances of Gary Johnson winning are very slim, but a strong showing for a third party candidate will open doors for more third party candidates, and more choices. We need more conversations going on in this country, and more options to the many problems facing this nation. No more “Lesser of two evils”, time to vote for what you believe in, not party.
Ok here we go…This is what the Phillies and all the teams ahead of them right now have to do for the Phils to make the Playoffs. It will be a tough road, almost impossible, but it can be done. With the addition of the extra Wild Card team this year, the Phillies have a glimmer of hope to make it to the 2012 MLB Playoffs. The only chance they have is to get the 2nd Wild Card spot. The Atlanta Braves are pretty much a lock for the top Wild Card spot. They would basically have to go 7-17 to be knocked out of the top spot, and that will not happen. So hear are the current standings for the 2nd Wild Card spot as of 9/7/2012
- St Louis 74-63…0 GB
- Pittsburgh 72-64…1.5 GB
- LA Dodgers 73-65…1.5 GB
- Arizona 68-70…6.5 GB
- Milwaukee 67-70…7 GB
- Philadelphia 66-71…8 GB
8 games back with 25 to go. Ok first I am going to show what the Phillies have to in the remainder of their games in September. Lucky for the Phils the next 13 games are against a bunch of scrubs (COL, MIA, HOU, NYM). Now this is the how many games each team must win and lose to make the last 3 games of the season for all these teams EPIC.
- Phillies need to go 17-5 (Which is possible, especially with the 13 games against the scrubs)
- St Louis needs to go 11-11 (With series vs MIL (3 games) LAD (4 games) and WSH (3 games))
- Arizona needs to go 11-10 (6 games vs SF, and a 2 game series with LAD)
- Pittsburgh needs to go 11-12 (6 games vs CIN and 3 games vs MIL)
- LAD needs to go 10-11 (3 games vs SF, 4 games vs STL, 3 games vs WSH, 3 games vs CIN)
- Milwaukee needs to go 10-12 (3 games vs STL, ATL, PIT, CIN, and 4 games vs WSH)
Seems crazy right? Well good news here is that all the teams a head of the Phillies right now are going to be playing against each other and beating each other up. The Dodgers and Milwaukee have a super tough September. Like I said the Phillies have a pretty favorable stretch. If that is the outcome of the rest of the games in September, going into the final 3 games this is what the standings would look like for the 2nd Wild Card spot.
- St. Louis 85-74…0 GB
- Philadelphia 83-76…2 GB
- LA Dodgers 83-76…2 GB
- Pittsburgh 83-76…2 GB
- Arizona 79-80…6 GB
- Milwaukee 77-82…8 GB
So with only 3 games left in the season the Phillies, Dodgers, and Pirates would all be 2 games behind St. Louis. What teams do stand in the way of each teams post season dreams??
Phillies @ Washington (Washington will already have the NL East wrapped up, and the will be resting their players for their first post season in 800 years. The chances the Phillies could win 2 of 3 or sweep are really good)
Cincinnati @ St. Louis (Depending on the standings CIN might already be packed up and ready to go to the post season. This could go either way, do the Phillies will have to make sure they win their games just in case St. Louis goes 2 out of 3.)
San Francisco @ LA Dodgers (This series could be for the NL West crown depending on how SF plays down the stretch. So both teams will be playing hard, and will most likely have full squads to finish off the season)
Atlanta @ Pittsburgh ( Atlanta is still having nightmares from last years meltdown. I can see them wanting to end the season with a bang and destroy Pitts playoff chances. But who knows they could just lay down let Pitt win and screw the Phillies)
Sounds crazy, seems impossible, but I can happen. Go Phillies!!!!!!!!!