Thursday, October 30, 2008


Brad Lidge Steps onto the rubber. Top of the ninth; two outs. Runner on second. Three balls, two strikes. The windup and the pitch.

Eric Hinske chopped up at 96 mph fastball right down the heart of the plate. Inning over. Game over. Series over. Season over. Wait over.

Brad Lidge threw his glove up in the air. Carlos Ruiz rushed to the mound, a grin from ear to ear. Ryan Howard leaped on to the battery as the flyin' hawiian ran in from the outfield. Scott Eyre and Clay Condrey ran to the field from the bullpen.

The Phillies won the 104th World Series of Baseball, ending with a triumph and champagne.

Though there will be no more games, I will be covering trades, awards and wintermeetings as well as requests for other topics.

Until February (or sooner),

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