Last night, the Phillies managed to clinch the NL East. They put the Astros down for bed in a 10 - 3 upset. There's plenty of coverage around the net, but I'd suggest checking out The Fightins for the good stuff. Above, you can see a screen grab of the team saluting fallen announcer Harry Kalas.
Today is one of those days where it just sucks to be fat, because about the most awesome shirt you could ever wear is available for purchase. If you don't get it, you're probably not a Phillies/Baseball fan. It's okay, you can still get in on the fun here.
So the Rays won last night, 3-1 over Boston, winning the ALCS. I'm not sure which team would've been better going up against the Phillies (TJ made a good point about the Sox being complacent as they've won the title already, multiple times), but it doesn't matter. It's time for Philly to get one. It's about time we bring a trophy back to the city with the greatest and most loyal fans in the world.
It's been 15 years since the Phillies have been to the World Series. They're the losingest franchise in sports history and after cleaning up the Dodgers in 5 games, are going to face the best of the AL next week in the World Series. What a time to be alive!
Seriously, there's something going on tonight that could shake the very Earth we live on. If there's one thing I absolutely hate with all of my being, it's the Dallas Cowboys. I hate everything about them: their players, that mummified corpse Jerry Jones, and, most importantly, their fans. America's team? Give me a friggin' break.
Tonight is Monday Night Football, where the Eagles will be taking on the Cowboys. Their last match-up had the Eagles winning 10-6 and following last week's game, everyone here is pumped to see the Eagles come out throwing the ball well. We don't have to worry about a good running game. We've got Brian Westbrook.
So, basically, if you ever talk to me on these internets, don't expect me to be around between 8pm and midnight ET tonight. I've already got some beers, and a lot of delicious finger foods. Man, I'm pumped! And with the Phillies sweeping the Brewers and the Mets choking like the Mets always do, I'm finally feeling like being a Philadelphia sports fan isn't the most painful thing on the planet. Awesome!
But, alas, we must focus on tonight. What do you say? E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!!
The Phils put the screws to the Brewers last night, in their first game of a four-game series. This is pretty important, because we're 3 games back from the Brewers in the Wildcard race, meaning we can tie with them if we sweep this series. With them playing in such a slump lately and the Phils on a hot trend (Ryan Howard hitting is big time), I'm confident they can whip out the broom.
Game two starts tonight at 7:05PM ET tonight.
Man, what a game last night. Sadly, I live in York, PA, which means I don't get all of the Phillies games (I did get the Dodgers series right before last night's game, though).
I had to read about last night's game online this morning and, wow, what a read. Pedro Feliz hits that insane walk-off homerun on Sunday night, and then last night Coste hits that walk-off single? The Phils are in 1st place again and looking mean.
Eat it, Mets.