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Chase Utley made sure the Philadelphia Phillies would not go quietly into the night.  2 home runs in an elimination game.  5 home runs in the World Series to this point.  Tied with Reggie Jackson for most in a World Series.  Chase Utley you truly are the man!

The series goes back to New York where Pedro Martinez faces off against a gassed Andy Pettite.  As I wrote earlier, Pedro is here for a reason, and Game 6 is that reason.

Let’s go Phils!

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November 3, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 3 Comments

NOTHING IS OVER!

Just before midnight on November 1st, the city of Philadelphia let out a collective groan. The inning that Brad Lidge had started so well was ending in flames at the hands of the hated Alex Rodriguez. Just an inning earlier Pedro Feliz had tied the game on a monster home run. Everything seemed right in the world. Brad Lidge came in and quickly got Hideki Matsui and Derek Jeter out. He got 2 strikes on Johnny Damon. Then it stayed at two strikes. Damon fouled off pitch after pitch, denying Lidge the redemption he so desperately wanted for his terrible season. Damon fought him off and slapped a single into left field. A few minutes later 3 runs had scored and the city of Philadelphia was in a state of shock and the Yankees took a 3-1 series lead.

Game 4 was one of the most emotionally draining losses that I’ve ever encountered. It temporarily erased all the good Phils vibes that I’ve had over the past year. The thought of watching Game 5 made me physically ill. The old Philly fan neuroticism snuck in and made me question why I even thought the Phillies could repeat in the first place. Was it is a devastating loss? No questions asked. Was it a killing blow? No sir, it was not.

Sure the Phils are down, but they’re sure as hell not out. You need four wins to win the World Series. The Yankees have won 3 in a row, why can’t us?

Our great hope Clifton Phifer Lee pitches tonight against A.J. Burnett, who is going on short rest. This is very winnable.

Pedro Martinez would presumably pitch Game 6 if things play out right. I think Pedro’s here for a reason. A Game 6 victory in New York couldn’t be more appropriate.

If we make it that far Game 7 will be a total team effort against a gassed CC Sabathia.

If anyone can do it, it’s the Phillies.

This is not a series for the weak of heart. I kindly ask that you bandwagoners abandon ship, we have no more room for your kind.

To hell with the celebrities! To hell with the pundits! To hell with New York! Nobody sticks Philly in a corner! LOUD NOISES!!!!!!!!

We can’t sit idly by and let these douche bags take this. If New York wants this title they’ll have to rip it from the Phillies’ cold dead hands! If you’re going to Game 5 you need to be louder than you’ve ever been! Nothing is over! This is a best of seven series for a reason. Keep the phaith folks, ya gotta believe!

November 2, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 2 Comments

LEE!

The Phillies came, the Phillies saw, and the Phillies conquered Game 1 of the World Series winning 6-1 over the New York Yankees.  Cliff Lee pitched a complete game and allowed 0 earned runs.  Chase Utley provided all the offense the Phillies needed, hitting two solo shots off of the supposedly unhittable Charles Carsten Sabathia.  While CC was sweating enough to fill a small swimming pool (in 50 degree weather no less!) Cliff Lee absolutely owned everyone not named Jeter in the Yankees lineup.  Amazing win by the Fightin’ Phils and an even better way to start the World Series!

October 29, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Phillies Playlist

The mp3 player has to be one of my favorite inventions ever.  I’m constantly making playlists for it and with all the Phillies madness of late, I’ve been thinking of my perfect Phillies playlist.  I’ve got songs that remind of the awesomeness of the Phils and pump me up for gametime.  I’ve also got songs that I associate with the players.  For the most part with the players I chose their batting music, however with some of them their music wasn’t quite my taste so I chose something I found appropriate for them.  I got most of the imporant players but I got tired of posting stuff and went to bed (no lie, maybe I should have started posting this before midnight…I know I’m brilliant).  I’m still looking for a good Pedro Martinez and J.A. Happ songs among others.  The playlist as it stands is  what I’ll be listening to at work today to bide my time before World Series Game 1.

Post your suggestions/what music you use to get in the perfect mood for the Phils below!

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October 28, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 4 Comments