I’d like to take this time to congratulate the Philadelphia Phillies on winning the World Series over the surprising Tampa Bay Rays, four games to one. This is their first championship since 1980, and only their second world series title in franchise history. How about that? They proved to be a formidable opponent in the NLCS by beating my Dodgers, four games to one. They finish with an 11-3 mark in postseason play, losing one game in each of their three series (at Milwaukee, Los Angeles, and Tampa Bay). As much as I would have liked to see a different outcome, the Phillies definitely deserve to win after their incredible season they put together. Congrats to Jerry Manuel and his coaching staff, and his team for playing some excellent ball down the stretch.
After the Phillies beat the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine, I was still proud of my team for making it to the NLCS for the first time in two decades. That was a major accomplishment to me. Hopefully, Manny Ramirez will come back next year, and be a cornerstone in the batting lineup for years to come. Heck, he may steal some more bases! This offseason could turn into a swift-moving whirlwind of trades, deals, and some heartbreak, perhaps. I just hope for a great offseason followed by a fantastic 2009 campaign.
With that, I will end this post for now, but come up with a season in review post when I have the time. Again, congrats to the Phillies. Enjoy this one, Philadephia. You’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time. Enjoy it.
Keep thinking blue!