“That’s up for debate, I guess. Every team goes through a lull. Every team goes through a hot streak and a cold streak. How you come out of those streaks, especially the cold streak, determines how good of a team you are. I choose to believe we’re on the bottom of the roller coaster and on our way up. That’s the way I look at it.”
— Phillies manager Pete Mackanin, when asked if his team’s magic is running out after being swept in Chicago.