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Sunday, September 30, 2007

The Golden September 

What a weekend to be a Phillies fan as the crazy, see-saw battle for the N.L. East came to a peaceful end with the Phillies 6-1 victory over the Washington Nationals and the Mets 8-1 loss to the Florida Marlins. The victory, which gave possession of the N.L. East to the Phillies with an 89-73 record, means that the Phillies will play in the playoffs for the first time since 1993.

This has to be one of the most memorable seasons in Phillies history, ranking right up there with 1950, 1980 and 1993. The Phillies dramatic come-from-behind victory in the race for the division ought to erase memories of 1964. For once, the Phillies pulled off the dramatic, the astonishing, they delivered the fantastic comeback. The Mets 7-game collapse is just as dramatic as the Phillies in 1964. While the Mets incompetence played a part, we also have to give the lion’s share of the credit to the Phillies: terrific clutch play of Jimmy Rollins, the powerful lineup that features three potential MVP candidates in Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard and Chase Utley, the patched together rotation that includes just two of the Phillies five expected rotation starters, the leaky bullpen, the speed from Rollins, Bourn and Victorino. This was a team effort and the Phillies should be credited with tough play and mental grit. They won the N.L. East.

Tomorrow I’ll have some more thoughts on the 2007 playoff race, but I wanted to give everyone a snapshot of what I was thinking. Celebrate Phillies fans!

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Another Phillies baseball drought has ended. The 1980 team ended the terrible scar/collapse of the 1964 team. This years team is VERY special overcoming injuries and a questionable starting rotation and bullpen. Charlie Manuel did a masteful job of juggling the lineups especially the last three weeks being down 7 games to win the NL East.
This is my 60th year faithfully following the Phillies. Ritchie Ashburn and Robin Roberts were what drew me to the Phillies as hard working "blue collar" players of their era.
"Lets Celebrate"!!!! 2007 World Champions!!!

I was at the game today. Just glorious. The buzz in the stadium was similar to 1980, 1983, and 1993 and that was before the game started when they posted the Mets/Marlins score! This is a team that has heart and will be a tough out now that they got over the hump and are in the playoffs. Play loose, boys, it's house money! GO PHILS!
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