Friday, October 2, 2009

2009 NL East Champs

Congrats to the Phillies for capturing their third straight NL East championship on Wednesday night. I feel pretty comfortable saying we are witnessing the "Golden Age" of Phillies Baseball. Never in the history of the franchise has a team produced so much joy. I became a Phils Phan in the 1970's and lived through the three straight championships in 76-77-78. As much as I loved those teams, this group of Phils is better.For those younger Phils fans out there: enjoy it, it isn't always going to be like this.

A couple of things touched me during the clinching game:
1) Charlie Manuel brought in Brad Lidge to get the last out. Lidge has had a horrible year, but Charlie took that as an opportunity for the fans to get back on Lidge's side.
2) After the game, the team went out to the "HK" sign in the outfield and celebrated to the memory of Harry Kalas. Very cool.


Giant Gene Arnold said...

Hi Dick..we had fun, smoked Kool Filters in the dugout, and watched you wampum some out of there.
Dick in the Hall Of Fame? Our "Sounds Of Philly" fans vote YES!
Giant Gene Arnold

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