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.