2008 World Series Champs

The Philadelphia Phillies are the 2008 World Series Champs! They have won the series versus the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1. The Phillies took game one winning it 3-2. Than Game two the Rays took it 4-2 to tie the series at 1-1. Than in Game three the Phillies win a close one 5-4. Game four the Phillies explode past the Rays 10-2. Than in game five, the game was suspended after the top of the sixth inning because of rain and wet grounds! In the completion of the first suspended game in postseason history the Phillies won, which was another close game 4-3!

Pic from New York Times

The Philadelphia Phillies have won the World Series! The great thing is they didn't change a thing. Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel stuck to his game plan and they won because of it. For example alot of people were worried about Jamie Moyer pitching in game three. He may be one of the oldest players to start a game in the World Series. I wasn't worried, this guy may be old but everyone knows that with age comes wisdom. Jamie Moyer is a smart player, he may not throw it hard but he puts the ball over the corners of the plate. I thought he played an awesome game and he got hosed on that close play at first base, where he was taken out of the game shortly after. Overall he played a great game! My point is they are all teammates and it took them all to win the World Series! There is no "I" in "TEAM" and it was all a team effort!

Congratulations Philadelphia the city of Brotherly Love!

I never got to experience anything like this before, thanks Phillies! The last major championship ever won here was in 1983 when the 76'ers won, this was the year I was born. The Philadelphia Soul did win their first championship earlier this year, but that's arena football, they didn't get much recognition. I never got to see Philadelphia win a championship. I will see you guys at the parade down Broad Street! Let's celebrate! Yippy Kai Yay! Yee Haa! Woohoo!

I know that most people don't want to hear or read this but I am going to write it anyway. I am talking about the millions of people that are predicted to see this parade in Philadelphia. Why can't this many people get this excited over something a little more important? Something like feeding the poor, fighting cancer, illiteracy, the list could go on and on. Just imagine what we could do with this kind of passion and love? Only if we could direct it towards helping others, instead of partying. If only we could help share the love that God has given us, by allowing his son to be sacrificed, so that we may be redeemed by his death! Now that is something to get excited about and to celebrate!

Thanks for stopping by! God bless, and be safe!


Brad said...

Absolutely brilliant, beautiful game. What a victory!

Have a great time at the parade Thomas!

ThomasCSlater said...

The more I think about it, the more I am thinking of not going to this parade. Being in not so great of health, and instead of dealing with the masses, I rather just hang out with my Grandma who is a life long fan and watch it on TV. :)