Here's exactly how badly things are going for the Phillies these days:
Centerfielder Andy Van Slyke found himself in the middle of a controversy after being involved in an incident . . .
With Bert from "Sesame Street."
Here's what happened: As part of pregame ceremonies Tuesday, characters representing Ernie and Bert from Sesame Place in Langhorne cavorted on the field. Van Slyke was signing autographs when Bert approached.