Phillies Win It All!
It only took a 50 hour rain delay, but the Philadelphia Phillies - the only team in MLB history with over 10,000 losses - silenced their detractors and won it all. A packed house of screaming, cheering fans dressed more for an Eagles game than for baseball rocked the house from the first pitch of the resumed game until long after Brad Lidge dropped to his knees and raised his arms in joy and relief.
The Phillies came on strong at the end of the season, and never looked back. Good pitching, timely hitting and a determination to make it served manager Charlie Manuel's team well. They never faltered once they were in sight of the prize.
Congratulations to the Phillies and all your fans - especially my Steeple buddies If the Cubbies couldn't be there, you're the next best thing!
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