Go Nuts Philadelphia, Your Phillies Are 2008 World Series Champs

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

It was definitely an odd way to win it, but even in a three and a half inning romp, it's still a win. Here are the highlights from Philly's 4-3 win over the Rays to take the World Series, four games to one....

Just a great team and one that was built mostly with homegrown talent. Be careful out there tonight you Philadelphians and don't do anything I wouldn't do (that should cover just about everything).


At least the Phillies clinched it at home. It makes it a lot better on TV than a clinch on the road (see the White Sox and Red Sox)

Oct 30, 2008, 1:19:00 AM  

my god this was amazing...it's the first championship I've been alive for.

Chris said...
Oct 30, 2008, 1:39:00 AM  

I agree with Francisco. As soon as the Phils won game 4, I kept thinking to myself that game 5 was going to be the big one, the one they had to win to make this special, especially seeing as up to this point, the Phillies had clinched everything else on the road (NL East, NLDS, and NLCS)

Justin F. said...
Oct 30, 2008, 2:02:00 AM  

i agree, clinching at home makes it that much better. watching the cardinals clinch in 2006 was a refreshing change from the past 3 champions clinching on the road

Anonymous said...
Oct 30, 2008, 2:07:00 AM  

This will no doubt go down in sports history as the oddest curse breaking ever. Forget the fact that this was the longest World Series game ever played (48 hours), but just the mere way the curse was broken. The curse of William Penn was based on the fact that once buildings in Philly were taller than Billy, Philly teams never won a championship. So how fitting is it that a year after that miniature figurine was attached to the top of the Comcast Building (thus once again making Mr. Penn the highest point in Philadelphia) that a Philadelphia sports team wins a championship. Unfuckingbelieveable. Go Phillies!!!

Justin F. said...
Oct 30, 2008, 2:09:00 AM  

By mostly homegrown talent you mean mostly the guys with the names that you know right?

Only 9 out of the 25 were drafted/signed by the Phillies.

twoeightnine said...
Oct 30, 2008, 2:11:00 AM  


Anonymous said...
Oct 30, 2008, 2:17:00 AM  

Good riddance Joe Buck. I don't think anyone could have made a worse call than you and I'm glad Harry the K put you to shame. Why don't you leave baseball to people who care and go call golf for ESPN, but be sure to have a good book with you just in case it rains you loser. You wouldn't to go out and have fun. That would ruin your reputation.

Anonymous said...
Oct 30, 2008, 8:49:00 AM  

Only 9 out of the 25 were drafted/signed by the Phillies.
And yeah of those 9 you have the biggest stars on the team jackass....Howard, Utley, Rollins, Hamels, Myers, Madsen and Burrell. Those alone represent 75% of the offense and 45% of the pitching on this team. That my friend is HOMEGROWN TALENT.

Go Phillies I finally get the championship I ahve been dying for since 1983.

My newborns, only a month old, got to witness a Philly championship, and that is something I prayed to god that they would be able to be a part of.

N Garrett said...
Oct 30, 2008, 10:06:00 AM  

So now for the most important question: which Phillie is gonna be featured in the pre-SportsCenter "Champions in HD" bit along with Eli, KG, Candace, and Jimmie Johnson?

So long, Youklis...

BF said...
Oct 30, 2008, 10:07:00 AM  

jfein@2:02: The Phillies clinched the NL East at home.

Anonymous said...
Oct 30, 2008, 10:19:00 AM  

Since it is the morning after, please tell me that Phillies fans lit New Jersey on fire last night.

GMoney said...
Oct 30, 2008, 10:47:00 AM  

question -- if Jeter had made that fake to 1st, throw home play that chase made last night, would joe buck's mouth still be attached to jeter's balls, at noon the next day?

Anonymous said...
Oct 30, 2008, 12:06:00 PM  

@ Anon @ 10:19: My bad. I was away that weekend and for some random weekend, I always thought that it was a road game.

@ Goldberg: Yes.

While people are bashing Buck though, I don't think he did that bad of a job last night. I felt he was into the game last night, more so than he was into any previous game in the World Series (or NLCS for that matter). And while his call was not the most memorable call, after it, he did the smartest thing possible, he shut up. And he shut up for at least a few minutes, letting the pictures and the replays dictate the feelings. There was nothing he could have said and he did a good job of saying nothing.

Justin F. said...
Oct 30, 2008, 12:41:00 PM  

Some cool Phillies clips for fans to make into ringtones etc.

Anonymous said...
Oct 30, 2008, 1:15:00 PM  

@bf - you think ESPN will remove one of their beloved Red Sox? :o

Oct 30, 2008, 1:46:00 PM  

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