Here's a factoid we didn't know: With just 33 more losses — a figure, at this rate, they'll reach by June — the Philadelphia Phillies will become the first professional sports franchise to reach the sainted total of 10,000 losses. Somehow, it seems fitting that the milestone will be reached by a Philadelphia franchise. They have certainly earned it.

Anyway, some Phillies fans have put together a countdown Web site to track the countdown, a countdown we're considerably more excited about than that whole dirty Bonds business. Though, no matter how much you might be "proud" of the Phillies for reaching such a marker, we're not sure we understand buying merchandise to commemorate it. That's a T-shirt we're not sure we'd be showing off.


By the way, any time we talk about the Phillies, we feel obliged to remind you of Daulerio's Pat Burrell story.

Celebrate 10,000 [Official Site]
Baseball Season Preview: Philadelphia Phillies [Deadspin]