(This is the only picture I could find within minutes of the game!)
Last time the Phillies went to the playoffs, I had just moved into my dorm room at William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA. Now, just shy of two months after moving into our townhouse in Fairfax, VA, the Phillies are again in the playoffs. Coincidence?
And perhaps the other piece of wonderful news . . . the "Amazing" Mets finished the season in second place, and out of wild card contention. Take a seat, New York! You make the ’64 Phillies’ collapse look not so bad!
Of course, there will be a post later about how imperfect this team is, and how our screwy system of expansion baseball and four playoff berths per league creates a rather mediocre postseason . . . but that’s for later. For now, let’s celebrate, baby!
Let’s go Phillies! Let’s go Phillies! Let’s go Phillies!
PS. Thanks, Dad, for the phone call from Greece!