Monthly Archives: October 2008

Here’s to You, World Champs

This may sound cheesy or over-dramatic, but, as I sat, last night, thinking about what it means to be a world champion, my entire life went running through my head, all in the context of the Phillies and what they … Continue reading

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What A Mess

There was supposed to be the crowning of a champion on Monday night in Philly, but it turned into a monsoon and one of the strangest turn of events you’ll ever see in a sporting event.  Game 5 of the … Continue reading

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It Ain’t Over Yet

As I sat and soaked in all of the post-game glory on Comcast Sportsnet and Fox last night, I suddenly had a sobering thought: this series isn’t over yet!  Now, I don’t want to be the wet blanket thrown on … Continue reading

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World Series: Game 2

Obviously, it was an ugly loss in Game 2.  Between the abysmal situational hitting, the fielding miscues, a base-running blunder, and the two horrendous calls by home-plate umpire Kerwin Danley, the Phillies took a game that should have been a … Continue reading

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World Series- Game 1 Thoughts

It wasn’t the most encouraging win possible, but a win is a win, as they say, and the Phils have one down and three to go in the hunt for the title.  It was basically more of the same from … Continue reading

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Into the Mind of J

[Another valued BSB reader making a valued contribution] “Worth the Wait?!?” Scott Kazmir, following the game 7 clincher of the ALCS: “It means everything to me, it really does, especially for this city.  It’s pretty much worth the wait, you … Continue reading

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Keys to Winning the 2008 World Series

Well, here we are…the WORLD SERIES.  What a year, what a year!  I’m back from the two-week wedding/honeymoon extravaganza, and now I get Phillies World Series games to stress about…ugh. Well, I was rooting for the Rays because I thought … Continue reading

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World Series Notes

The DH Question: Charlie Manuel hasn’t said much about who will be the designated hitter for the games in Tampa, so that leaves us to ponder the question.  Bob Ford covered the issue in today’s Inquirer, and says that Charlie … Continue reading

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On to the Series

Philadelphia Philles: 2008 National League Champions.  It’s a beautiful thing. As I watched the fairly easy Game 5 win, I was obviously excited, but I wasn’t completely appreciating the magnitude of this Phillie team’s accomplishment until my man Joe Buck started recounting … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Game 4

I’m back from the extended celebration of my blog-mate’s marriage, and I’ll do what I can here while he enjoys his honeymoon during one of the more exciting weeks in recent Philly sports history.  After a late-inning comeback in Game 4, … Continue reading

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