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Archive: October, 2008

Top 5 Memories.

Friday, October 31, 2008, 3:17 PM
Just got back from the parade and am waiting for the Phillies to enter Citizens Bank Park. I'll give you my complete thoughts on the procession later, but for now, good look estimating how many fans were out there. I heard beforehand that they were expecting somewhere around a million. I was never... Read more

At long last -- A Parade

Thursday, October 30, 2008, 11:52 PM
It's been a crazy 24 hours, so I apologize for not blogging. I think we had enough coverage in the paper today for you to absorb. Make sure to check out our special section tomorrow detailing the Phillies season. For those of you not up to date on the particulars of the parade, here you go: The... Read more

Madson will "start"

Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 4:48 PM
Well, at least one part of the strategy going into tonight's abbreviated Game 5 has been revealed. Phillies manager Charlie Manuel announced that righthander Ryan Madson will pitch the top of the seventh. Madson has allowed only two earned runs in 12 postseason innings. Rays catcher Dioner Navarro... Read more

It isn't always sunny in Philadelphia. . .but it is right now

Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 4:12 PM
Walking into the press box this afternoon was like walking into Pompeii, minus the volcanic ash. The line-up from Game 5 was still on the dry-erase board. The flags in center field were still blowing left to right. My game story was still half-written. I'm anxious to see what tonight is like. Some... Read more

A look at the strategy for Game 5 2.0

Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 11:57 AM
Remember when you'd be all wrapped up into an episode of Perfect Strangers, and Larry and Balki would spend the entire half hour involved in their usual hijinks, and then you'd look at the clock and realize it was almost 8:30 and the episode was nowhere near a conclusion, and than around 8:25 the three... Read more

Game postponed again: could Hamels pitch Game 7?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 1:45 PM
Just received the official word: Game 5 has been postponed again. The tentative plan is to play the final three-and-a-half innings Wednesday night starting at 8:37 p.m. Acccording to Weather.com, there is a 30 percent chance of rain with rain and snow showers likely occuring in the morning. The high... Read more

Just Sayin'

Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 12:59 AM
Alright folks, this is what we know: 1) The game will be played whenever the weather breaks, though nobody from Major League Baseball was willing to put a potential time on the thing. 2) Pitching coach Rich Dubee said the Phillies will definitely have a reliever on the mound, not Game 6 starter... Read more

Game 5 Suspended

Monday, October 27, 2008, 11:14 PM
It seemed like nothing could go wrong. Cole Hamels was on the mound and pitching well. The line-up had an early lead. The ballpark was electric. Then the rains came. Tonight's game has been suspended in the middle of the sixth inning with the score tied 2-2. The Phillies had a 2-1 lead heading... Read more

Will today be the day?

Monday, October 27, 2008, 3:52 PM
For the definition of the word "buzz," simply walk around the city today. I took a cab from my apartment in Northern Liberties to meet the Inquirer's John Gonzalez in Rittenhouse for a ride to the stadium, and there was already an electricity in the air. Everyone was talking Phillies. The... Read more

One more win

Sunday, October 26, 2008, 7:21 PM
Never before had a Phillies team led a World Series three games to one. Now, one has. The Phillies capped off a ferocious outing with a 10-2 victory over the Rays. They are now one win away from the city's first major sports title in 25 years. I'm running down to the clubhouse. I'll be back with... Read more
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