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29 October 2008

Well, if it can't be the Mets...
posted by jonmc 29 October | 21:11
easy there cowboy.
posted by special-k 29 October | 21:12
Oh, Rays :-(
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 29 October | 21:13
Awesome. Just awesome. Now if we can just break my 8 year streak of backing losing presidential candidates. I believe it could happen. I HAVE HOPE!!!!
posted by jrossi4r 29 October | 21:34
Really cool to win. I was in Boston when they broke the "curse" in 2004. Good feelings. Congrats to the Phills. Yeah, I kinda feel bad for the Rays. Instead of "Worst To First," they're kinda "Worst to Second."

But, hey, a NL team won one.
posted by tcv 29 October | 21:37
And I'm so happy for Jamie Moyer. He's a local boy and for him to win so far into his career with his hometown(ish) team is just really cool.

I really hope the celebrations are peaceful. We're not exactly the best behaved fans in the world.
posted by jrossi4r 29 October | 21:43
I really hope the celebrations are peaceful. We're not exactly the best behaved fans in the world.

My prediction on fan reaction to the win.
posted by middleclasstool 29 October | 21:58
My prediction on fan reaction to the win.
The King of Kings should not have shown up in a Rays jersey. Just sayin'.
posted by jrossi4r 29 October | 22:03
Congratulations, Phillies. We'll get you next year.
posted by drezdn 29 October | 22:24
The King of Kings should not have shown up in a Rays jersey. Just sayin'.

Well played, sir or madam. Well played.
posted by middleclasstool 29 October | 22:26
I'm sad for the Rays. Poor Rays.

Congrats to the Phillies. I guess. ;-)
posted by LoriFLA 29 October | 22:30
Even though it was 4-1, it's not like the Rays didn't give them a series. . .

But the best team won, for sure.

OK that's my quota of graciousness for awhile.
posted by danf 29 October | 22:40
I'm happy for 'em. I remember in '93, before I was really a baseball fan at all, my posse of summer camp co-counselors from Philly was really wound up about that year's team. They took some kids to some games that season, and it was nice that the team were heroes for some time after their series win.

Then, for 3 years, I lived in Philly. In the late 90s. The team was sort of middling-slumping then, but I went to a lot of games with my friends. What the hell - on a weeknight, May through October, it was like $6 to get into Veterans Stadium on a weeknight, and you could sit wherever you wanted, drink some lukewarm Yuengling and eat a couple of hot dogs, and sort of half pay attention to Curt Schilling and the team. It was a great way to pass the time baseball should be.

So I have some sentimental investment in the team, even though they haven't been my hometown gang for ages. They deserve it, and particularly in this time and day and age, Philly deserves it. Philly deserves this party - they'll be a really happy city.
posted by Miko 29 October | 22:40
posted by matteo 30 October | 00:12
At least it's a Pennsylvania team.
posted by octothorpe 30 October | 07:31
and it was nice that the team were heroes for some time after their series win We didn't win in '93, Miko. We lost in Game 6 and the pitcher, Mitch Williams, received death threats. I remember towards the end of that game my sister's then- boyfriend got up from his seat and announced to the party, "I'm going to lay down in the driveway. If we win, come get me. If we lose, just back your cars over me."

That Game 6 party is also notable because mr. rossi and I had not yet started dating and at one point he walked up real close to me and reached out to slip his hand around my waist. I arched my back and tilted my head to return his kiss and he....reached behind me, opened the fridge and grabbed a beer. He must have noticed how awkward and embarassed I looked because his response was, "OMG, I'm so sorry! Did you want a beer, too?"
posted by jrossi4r 30 October | 08:17
I'm just so thrilled for Brad Lidge. He was one of my favorite Astros who in 2005 looked to do for us what he's done for the Phillies. A homer from Albert Pujols during the playoffs then totally shook the guy, and he never came back for us. A change of venue and BAM, he finds perfection, redemption, and a World Series championship. An amazing comeback for an awesome pitcher, a fantastic athlete, and a great guy. Way to go Brad!
posted by WolfDaddy 30 October | 09:20
Ah, I see. I was pretty oblivious to baseball at the time but I remember how hopped up everyone was.
posted by Miko 30 October | 09:49
What I remember from the series that the Phils won is that George Brett was eating them alive in the first two games, then a well aimed fastball at his head, which he barely got out of the way of, pretty much freaked him out and he never got another hit.

Not that there's anything wrong with that (having grown up a Drysdale fan.)
posted by danf 30 October | 09:55
I am happy for the Phillies for three reasons:

1. Suck it, Rays. The Red Sox will OWN YOUR SILLY-ASS SOFTBALL TEAM-JERSEY SPORTIN' hides next year.

2. I have always loved Jamie Moyer from my days in Seattle. He is the prince of baseball: mild-mannered, deeply athletic and skilled, great baseball mind, and he pours himself into the community when off the field. He did tons of work with the Jamie Moyer Foundation in Seattle. Total Class Act.

3. My mom's nickname in our family was Phyllie, and well, you know....
posted by Lipstick Thespian 30 October | 17:19
OMG Fiat! || Cat in hat saves train station