Mike Schmidt and Steve Carlton.
John Kruk and Darren Daulton.
Ryan Howard and Chase Utley.
For about 35 years of my life, these people have been as much a part of my life as family members. In some instances, they've probably been more.
While it's up to you whether that's a sad statement or not, the fact remains it's true.
Ever since I can remember the Phillies have been a part of my household - first as a kid at my parents and now as an adult with my own family.