First, I want to say congratulations to our Philadelphia Phillies for once again defying the odds and finishing with the best record in baseball for the first time in club history. It’s no mean feat in any season, let alone one in which the team was simply ravaged by injuries to key players all year long.
Now our eyes shift to the Phillies next goal, their third World Series appearance in as many years. Can they do it again? I’m hoping “Doctober” is everything we’ve dreamed and more.
Helen, Charlie and I are headed to the park Friday after work for Game 2 of the NLDS. It’ll be Roy Oswalt versus Bronson Arroyo of the Cincinnati Reds. I like our chances against the MLB’s oldest squad and I’d frankly be surprised if this series went five games. Let’s hope I’m right.