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Archive: October, 2008

Manuel Goes Home Again

Saturday, October 18, 2008, 10:41 AM
The Phillies boarded a flight to Philadelphia on Wednesday night after they clinched the National League pennant. But Charlie Manuel took a different plane home. He flew to Roanoke, so he could attend his mother's viewing Thursday and funeral yesterday in Buena Vista, Va. Manuel is expected to be... Read more

Moyer Is Finally Here

Friday, October 17, 2008, 10:12 AM
Jamie Moyer has been in baseball since 1986, but it took him until 2008 to finally reach the World Series. Phil Sheridan writes: "I really believe that, going into this postseason, we had a club that really had that sour taste in its mouth from last year," Moyer said. "It was more... Read more

Hey, Bud, Let's Party

Thursday, October 16, 2008, 9:34 PM
I've watched quite a few videos on YouTube about last night's celebration in Philly. Great, great stuff. It's very cool to see people so excited. I was telling a few people last night in Los Angeles that it's almost a little weird to be in L.A., where nobody is really celebrating, when everybody is... Read more

World Serious

Thursday, October 16, 2008, 1:06 AM
The photo speaks for itself. The headline? I've been covering the Phillies for six seasons, and I've been joking for years about putting the phrase "World Serious" into one of my stories. You know, something like, "The Phillies are World Serious." Of course, it's way too cheesy... Read more

Getting It Over With

Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 12:08 PM
No offense, but the Phillies don't want to clinch the NLCS on Friday or Saturday at Citizens Bank Park. They want to clinch it tonight at Dodger Stadium. "You can't try to manipulate the situation," Chase Utley said. "Our goal is to come out (tonight) prepared to win." It's Cole... Read more

Game 5 NLCS Lineups

Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 6:44 PM
This could be it, folks. Here are the lineups for Game 5 of the NLCS tonight at Dodger Stadium: Phillies - Jimmy Rollins, SS - Jayson Werth, RF - Chase Utley, 2B - Ryan Howard, 1B - Pat Burrell, LF - Shane Victorino, CF - Pedro Feliz, 3B - Carlos Ruiz, C ... Read more

The Fightin' Phils

Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 5:37 PM
It's amazing how much Phillies stuff is out there. Got this e-mailed to me today from a loyal Phillies Zone reader. It's a song called "The Fightin' Phils" from Bickley Reichner and Elliot Lawrence and the Delaware County String Band. That's right, folks, the Delaware County String Band... Read more

Stairs Way to Heaven

Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 1:30 AM
Never a doubt, right? The Phillies came back in memorable fashion last night in a 7-5 victory over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series. Shane Victorino hit a game-tying two-run home run to right field in the eighth inning. Matt Stairs stepped up three batters later and... Read more

Game 4 NLCS Lineup

Monday, October 13, 2008, 6:13 PM
Here is the Phillies lineup for Game 4 of the NLCS: - Jimmy Rollins, SS - Jayson Werth, RF - Chase Utley, 2B - Ryan Howard, 1B - Pat Burrell, LF - Shane Victorino, CF - Greg Dobbs, 3B - Carlos Ruiz, C - Joe Blanton, P Here is the Dodgers lineup: ... Read more


Sunday, October 12, 2008, 1:50 PM
Chollywood, courtesy of Joe from West Deptford. Read more
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