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Pheeling Phine About The Phils

10/2/07 in MLB   |   Ryan   |   153 respect

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OK.  Since it only happens about once every fourteen years, I need to enjoy this.  I also need to share my happiness with my Phellow Phillies Phans and the rest of the world.

 

I've been a Phillies Phan as long as I've known what baseball was.  I'll save you all the story of my life-long love affair with the Phils, but I will say I can remember (although I was 6) the Phillies clinching the title in 1980.  I can remember my Phirst game (against the Astros).  And I can remember the pain of watching Mitch Williams serve up a gopher ball in 1993.

 

Needless to say, life was a little better today.  I knew it was going to be a good week when I got to work and started catching grief about the Eagles from co-workers. (ugh....I'll worry about them after October).  All I could do was smile - because my Phillies had done the impossible.  While I would much rather have beat the Mets outright, I'll surely take a historic collapse.  I think they owed us one, anyway.  After the painful Septembers the last couple of years, it's nice to Phinally be on this side of the ledger.

 

 

 

 

It's easier to smile this week in the face of all the Mets fans that were sure of another Philly Phalter.  This week it's easier to wink and nod at all of the fans around the country that only choose to see Philly Phans as those rabid, obnoxious Phans that curse at children and pelt Santa Claus with snowballs.  (I've got a story about that one, too, that I'll refrain Phrom sharing)

 

My message to all the Phillies Phans of the world - enjoy this week!  I'm all Phor a continued Phillies run, but I refuse to deny myself the joy of the moment by worrying about the Rockies or the Padres.  After the way the Phils have been playing the past few weeks, there's only one National League team that's hotter and they still have to qualify to get in!  The moral I take from this story is that anything's possible!

 

GO PHILLIES!

 

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10/2/07   |   Ryan   |   153 respect

tpowell25 wrote:
Congrats to the Phils!  The two hottest teams in the NL are colliding in the first round.  It's gonna be a good one.  If you're a fan of pitchers duels, just turn your head and go the other way.

Yeah, there's some potential for some runs in this one!  Here's hoping the Phils can get it done!!

10/2/07   |   tpowell25   |   1627 respect

Congrats to the Phils!  The two hottest teams in the NL are colliding in the first round.  It's gonna be a good one.  If you're a fan of pitchers duels, just turn your head and go the other way.

10/2/07   |   Phillygenius82   |   227 respect

(Edited by Phillygenius82)

I know what you mean. I saw some things that disturbed me in that Eagles game most notably that I'm almost certain Reggie Brown's taken a step back this season. Even that didn't put me in a bad mood simply becauseI had when earlier our Phils won the division and were headed to the playoffs for the first time since I was in 6th grade. I was one of those people on the website ordering my division championship apparel (I won't be able to wear it for almost 2 months, that's another story all together). This has been a long time coming that's for sure. Bring on the Rockies!!!! We'll see who the MVP is for sure now!!!