Thursday, October 30, 2008


Well, that worked out pretty well, didn't it?

After a two-day delay, not only did the Phillies win Game 5 to take the World Series and become World Champions, they did it in excellent and exciting fashion.

They won it with timely hitting, terrific fielding and excellent pitching.

Jeff Jenkins' lead-off double. Pedro Feliz' clutch single. Pat Burrell's near-homer. Chase Utley's brilliant fake to first and throw home.

Even the pitch Ryan Madsen threw to Rocco Baldelli for the homerun was a good pitch. How can you not admire the way Rocco pulled his hands in and got such good wood on it?

J.C. Romero and then the Save Machine, Brad Lidge.

The Rays, bless their hearts, kept it exciting right down to the last out.

How much more baseball drama could one city take?

The longest game in World Series history and the Phillies won it to become World Champs.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the Phillies were inspired by Obama's message of hope.

October 30, 2008 at 10:25 AM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

No doubt they watched his informercial instead of warming up.

October 30, 2008 at 10:31 AM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

What an incredible night. The drama played out, as usual, when the Rays tied the game on Baldelli's HR. The ballpark was electric the whole night, I saw people hug, kiss, cry, shout and everything in between when celebrating the victory. South Broad Street was chaotic following the victory.

The only possible second to this night was the fact that I didn't have to sit through the Obama infomercial.

October 31, 2008 at 8:06 AM 

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