Today's the big day! Playoffs begin today! I was up early, actually cooked breakfast (amazingly, the house is still standing), and am hyper as hell. The Phillies and the Twins have playoff games scheduled for today, and I cannot freakin' WAIT to watch. I'm hoping that all the baseball bloggers are right and that the Phillies will easily win this series against the Reds, and I'm also hoping that the Twins can surprise pretty much everybody and beat the crap outta the Yankees at Target Field. (For the record, I think this is the Twins' year, and I think they're going to beat the Yankees. And I swear I'm not saying that because I'm biased toward one of my favorite teams, because Joe Mauer is breathtakingly beautiful, or because I desperately want a Phillies/Twins World Series to happen.)
Anyway. Let's talk grammar! Specifically, let's talk homonyms. This writer really should have used the word fazed, not phased. I don't totally hate this error--after all, this writer may be a fellow (phellow) Phillies fan (phan), and we Phillies fans (phans!) often like using ph-words to describe our team and our players. But in all seriousness, I think the writer just plain ol' picked the wrong word to use. Maybe he's just distracted by the excitement of playoff baseball, though...I can certainly relate to that!