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How the Phillies Can Win The NL East

Jul 11, 2006, 2:08 AM EDT

RyanhowardallstarTrade Ramon Henderson to the Mets.

It seems like Philadelphia is good at winning things other than championships: Abreu wins the HR Derby last year, Iggy should have won the Slam Dunk contest this year, Iverson won the All Star game MVP a few years ago, and Ryan Howard comes up big to beat the Mets David Wright to be crowned this years HR Champ.

I suppose winning the HR Derby is more exciting than coming home empty handed.  Perhaps the most exciting aspect of the event was Ryan Howard showing he cares a little about the fans of Philadelphia by saying, "That’ll give the fans in Philly something to cheer about."

Well done.

-Howard wins wet and wild HR Derby, Jayson Stark [ESPN]