A Phantastic End, to a Phantastic Year

After various delays that prevented the completion of Game 5, the weather was finally cooperative Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park. Couple of things

1) Did you see that Chase Utley play? Getting out Bartlett at the plate was HUGE, the biggest play of the World Series.
2) Brad Lidge had a perfect season, that’s pretty sick. Having him strike out Hinske for the final out (at 0-2 nonetheless) and just hearing the roar of that Philadelphia crowd was so exhilarating. 
3) Cole Hamels. I don’t know if there is much more to say about him, but I was so happy that he won the MVP. Even though he didn’t get the win in Game 5, he still had four postseason wins, which is remarkable. 
4) The Rays. I guess the Cinderella story didn’t end the way they wanted it to. Everyone thought they were going to do it, I mean, look how far they had come! From worst, to almost first! The AL East is going to be even tighter than it was before. They had a great year, and if they keep building on top of that, it won’t be long until they are in the World Series again.
The saddest part about the World Series ending is that baseball season is over. What do I do now? The offseason is so awkward, there’s nothing to talk about except for trade rumors, and what has happened in the past. Whether it this past season (and I’m going to be hearing a lot about Ellsbury going 0-20, and the Sox not making it to the World Series, but I can deal), or the years before that. Everyday I hear about Bucky Dent, Aaron Boone, Bill Buckner, Babe Ruth, anything and EVERYTHING that Red Sox haters can come up with. I may not be blogging as often, but I’ll still blog. After all, I’ve barely had this blog for a month, not even yet! I’ll be around, but if you’re looking for a solid, good, baseball discussion please e-mail me. elizabethxsanti@aol.com
Congratulations again Phillies!!! 

One comment

  1. jimmy27nyy

    Hey, Elizabeth …

    Well, before we all know it, the off-season will be over, and “Spring Training”, and, then, the 2009 “Baseball Season” will be here !!! … The Yankees open their season in Baltimore, on Monday, April 6, 2009 … But, for me, the real baseball season starts when the Yankees play the Red Sox for the first time … So, I look forward to the first Yankees vs. Red Sox series of the season, which will be played at Fenway Park, in Boston, on the weekend of Friday April 24, Saturday April 25, and Sunday April 26, 2009 … The Red Sox make their first visit to the “new” Yankee Stadium, on Monday May 4, and Tuesday May 5, 2009 … Let’s enjoy the “Hot Stove League”, and look forward to the 2009 Baseball Season !!! … The new season will be fun, and it will be a very exciting pennant race in the AL East in 2009 … Take care, Elizabeth … Jimmy [27NYY]


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