Brian McCann truly is the bane of Philadelphia sports.

Main Line Marauders recently got a hold of a private recording of a conversation between Phillies newcomer Erik Kratz and noted Braves catcher/Phillie-killer Brian McCann.

This is Turner Field, where I learned the truth about despair, as will you. There’s a reason why this ballpark is the worst hell on earth……Hope. Every man who has ventured here over the decades has looked up to the lights and imagined a sold out stadium. So easy… So simple… And like shipwrecked men turning to sea water from uncontrollable thirst, many have died trying. I learned here that there can be no true despair without hope. So, as I terrorize Philadelphia, I will feed its people hope to poison their souls. I will let them believe they can strike me out so that you can watch them clamoring over each other to “stay in the playoff race.” You can watch me sweep an entire series, and when you have truly understood the depth of your failure, we will fulfill Bobby Cox’s destiny.

We will destroy the Phillies and then, when it is done and Citizens Bank Park is ashes, then you have my permission to play.