Phillies' timing just right - for start of football season

You have to love the Phillies' sense of timing.

Yesterday, led again by budding star Nick Williams, they broke out the bats again and hammered the Milwaukee Brewers, 6-3. The win gives the Phils back-to-back series wins for the first time since April.

Just in time for the end of the baseball season.

That's right.

The Eagles start training camp today when quarterbacks, rookies and selected vets report to the Nova Care Center in South Philly.

Maybe Matt Klentak can surface and actually pull a little magic out of his hat as the trade deadline approaches at the end of the week.

He's got plenty of pieces ready to move, including reliever Pat Neshek, who pitched another perfect inning in relief of a solid Jerad Eickhoff. Howie Kendrick had a couple more hits. Jeremy Hellickson no doubt will not be a Phillie by the end of the week. Maybe the biggest intrigue surrounds first baseman Tommy Joseph, who needs to be moved to make room for minor league stud Rhys Hoskins.

In the meantime, the region will flip the switch and become all-Eagles, all the time.

In the meantime, Jack McCaffery says Doug Pederson has the right idea by thinking big.