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Greatest Comeback I've Ever Witnessed



I was lucky enough to be in the building for the Phillies' game 4 NLCS walk off victory. I would like to write about it as though I'm reporting on it. I'd love to be able to jot down a story and go off to bed, like I did after game 3, but I don't think that is possible. I feel like I did last year following game 5.2 of the World Series. I was up all night, unable to come down off of that Phillies high. I have the same feeling right now.

You all know what happened. I don't need to tell you all a story about the game. It's very likely you've got the image of Jimmy Rollins lacing that double off Jonathan Broxton burned in you brain, frame by frame already. I know I do.

With two outs in the bottom of the 9th inning, my lady began to collect her things, strapping her purse on across herself. I shot her a quick look as though to convey, "What are you doing?" She shot back, "I'm getting ready to go." I replied, "I'm getting ready to WIN!" Wow!

There isn't a single detail about this night that isn't vivid in my mind right now and I want it to stay that way. The roller coaster ride was tremendous. Ryan Howard, Joe Blanton, James Loney, Matt Kemp, Casey Blake, Chase Utley, Manny Ramirez, George Sherrill, Brad Lidge, Jonathan Broxton, Matt Stairs, Jimmy Rollins, Carlos Ruiz!

I have never had more fun driving home from a game. I jumped from station to station on the radio listening to Scott Franzke's call over and over, pumping my fist each time I heard Larry Andersen yipping and wooing in the back ground.

As I write this, I continue to look over at the TV, MLB Network and ESPNews are my best friends right now. Time is going by quicker than I'd prefer. It's very late...and while the Phillies high is not wearing off, sleepy eyes are starting to set in and I am wondering if my tired body will bother me more tomorrow than my 150+ times high fived hand is bothering me right now. Here's hoping my dreams and your's are half as good as what I just lived tonight. For PhoulBallz, this is your boy, Jay Ballz, signing off.

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TheFightins has CSN's 9th inning reactions from Barkann, Bottalico and Dutch, here.

If you've stopped smiling from that win, you haven't read what Metropolitans fans said in reaction to it...find that here.

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Comments

OBC said…
Best win ever?! Wow. Go, Phillies!
Hand slapping with strangers can be risky. Wear protection.
mvr joe said…
phuck yes....go Phils


awesome....purely awesome
Anonymous said…
i heard it on WIP today but watching barkann and ricky bo flip out was the best reaction ever. its so great to see the fan come out in those guys
Chris Mac
Amanda said…
This was a truly awesome win. Lets go Phils! One more!

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