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Archive: October, 2008

It's A Celebration

Friday, October 31, 2008, 10:51 AM
Today already has been pretty surreal. Looking outside my kitchen window this morning I felt like I had relocated a couple blocks from Broad and Pattison. Phillies fans were everywhere. Everywhere. Of course, I'm sure some of that is because I live just up the street from a SEPTA station, but still... Read more

Parade Today Somewhere In Philadelphia

Friday, October 31, 2008, 8:58 AM
Parade begins at noon. Have fun. And enjoy Cole Hamels' appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman. Read more

Chase Puts It Best

Friday, October 31, 2008, 6:34 PM
Chase Utley stole the show at Citizens Bank Park this afternoon when he told the crowd during its World Series champion, "World champions!" Pause. "World f------ champions!" I was shocked, but I loved it. I also loved Jayson Werth's reaction. Priceless. Here's a link. (parental... Read more

Harry Calls It, Wheels Celebrates It

Friday, October 31, 2008, 12:58 AM
I know this video has been on other blogs, but I've got to post it because I love Harry's call and Wheels' reaction. I love it because I'm guessing Wheels didn't want to shout over Harry, but he also had to celebrate. So he pumped his arms over and over and over again. Loved it. Read more

Letting It Sink In

Thursday, October 30, 2008, 10:44 AM
Did that really happen? Did that really happen? It did. Brad Lidge really threw that 0-2 slider to Eric Hinske at 9:58 p.m. last night at Citizens Bank Park, and Hinske really swung and missed to beat the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 5 of the World Series, 4-3. The Phillies really are World Series champions... Read more

I've Got the Phever

Thursday, October 30, 2008, 9:38 PM
It's amazing how many e-mails I've received in the last 24 hours since the Phillies won the World Series. Here's just a sample: * Sports Illustrated Presents has published a special collector’s issue commemorating the Philadelphia Phillies’ 2008 World Series Championship. The 84-page... Read more

Oh, It Is On!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 1:31 PM
Just got an e-mail from MLB with the subject line that read, "Game Five of the 2008 World Series to be Resumed Tonight." Information from the Phillies: Game 5 of the 2008 World Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Philadelphia Phillies will resume tonight at Citizens Bank Park, Major... Read more

World Champions!

Thursday, October 30, 2008, 12:49 AM
Brad Lidge struck out Eric Hinske with an 0-2 slider at 9:58 p.m. last night at Citizens Bank Park to capture the Phillies' first World Series championship in 28 years and second in 126 years. The 25-year major sports championship drought in Philadelphia is over. Enjoy it. Read more

Let's play 3 1/2

Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 11:24 AM
There will be baseball tonight at Citizens Bank Park. Or not. It's all weather permitting, of course. But the last time I checked, there's only a 20 percent chance of rain, so I'm guessing Game 5 of the World Series between the Phillies and Rays will be played. Of course, it also will... Read more

Madson to Start, Relieve, Whatever

Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 5:07 PM
Charlie Manuel announced that Ryan Madson will start the seventh inning tonight in Game 5 of the World Series. "He's got experience, and a couple of years ago he was a starter," Manuel said. "He's been throwing the ball real good. I think from a mindset he also knows that, we've just... Read more
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