Ides of March for Phillies fans

Stop me if you’ve heard this before.

The Phillies are shutting down closer Brad Lidge for a few days. Nothing serious, both the pitcher and team say. Yeah, sure, the dreaded, “we’re just going to shut him down for a few days” routine.

Yes, I have heard that one before.

Lidge will get a seat next to Chase Utley because of soreness in his biceps. That’s not a good thing for a pitcher.

That is now two key cogs in a team that pretty much everyone expects to make an appearance in the World Series now on the shelf.

Beware the Ides of March, Phillies fans.