Seriously... if you are going to go on the DL, make sure it is on July 30th or before. What good does it do on August 1st?
Anytime between opening day and July 31st, the Phillies can easily make a deal and BOOM! They have another star first baseman.
But now the Phillies are without their big guy in the middle of their lineup and the immortal Ross Gload will be starting at first base.
If Howard had done this a few days earlier, maybe Lance Berkman would be there... or maybe the guy covering first base on the play that sidelined Howard, Adam Dunn.
Just remember people: TIME YOUR INJURIES!