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