And Nearly Three Decades Later…

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BAM! The Philadelphia Phillies are 2008 World Champions! Neither rain nor snow nor Bud Selig nor Joe Buck could stop the most efficient and charismatic team in baseball from claiming what was rightfully theirs. 28 years in the making, goddamn… CONGRATULATIONS, PHILLIES!!

More to come in the sober – but still glorious, because THE PHILLIES WON THE WORLD SERIES – morning. See you then! Until dawn breaks, though, enjoy these thoughts:

The Fog Bowl and Jeff Ruland, Scott Stevens and Joe Carter – all of the symbols of local futility – can be put to rest. The Philadelphia fan does not need them anymore as proof of a hardened soul. Hearts are light now, joy has come to Mudville. The Phillies are champions.
– Tyler Kepner, NY Times

Now open your eyes, exhale and know this: It’s over. All of the torture that we have endured over the past 28 years will end tonight. Our wounds will heal, and we will no longer be losers. We’ll always be Philadelphians, and tonight, we will never be more proud.
– ThrillhOUse69, Phillies Nation

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4 Responses to “And Nearly Three Decades Later…”

  1. Oblig Region-of-Birth-Loyalty Post Says:

    […] This is from a nephew, recently transplanted from the East Coast to the West. The title over this blog post (time-stamped 12:40 this morning, presumably Pacific time and not Eastern) is, “And Nearly […]

  2. JES Says:

    I probably should not tell you this, but I actually bet against the Phils in the Series. In fact, I picked Tampa Bay in FOUR.

    I was feeling cocky because I’d won all the postseason picks prior to the Series itself. Of course those picks, as well as the final one, were based on pretty much nothing at all. Which only goes to show you that ignorance can sometimes get its comeuppance. (We can only pray for more evidence of that in the next few days.)

  3. FIghtins Says:

    still hasn’t hit me yet! we’ve never seen a philly championship and now i just don’t know what to do. Tears of joy fell on wednesday night, as the bartenders were spraying bottles of champagne over everyone. Congrats philly, lets do it again!

  4. Henning Says:

    AGAINST THE PHILLIES ARE YOU CRAZY JES?!? I correctly picked the Phillies in 4, 4, and 5 in their three post-season series. And no one believed me, even when they were rooting for the boys in red. But you know what I had on my side? You know what each one of my picks was based on?

    Cholesterol. The kind bursting from Philly’s cheeseteaks, Tastykakes, and Herr’s chips. I think beer played a part as well.

    And Fightins? F*ck the naysayers, a repeat is DEFINITELY in order October 2009. Go Phils!

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