Obviously, I'm delighted that the Phillies copped their sixth National League flag the other night by completing a systematic dismantling of the Dodgers. I'm following the action from a bit of a psychological remove, though, thanks to lingering resentment over the 1994 strike. My interest in baseball has never really recovered from that incident. In 1993, 1983, and, of course, 1980, the affairs of the Phillies really were life or death type stuff. Not so now. That being said, I'm hoping Philly finally gets that long-delayed parade.