9:07 p.m.: Done for the night. Gone celebratin’.
9:05 p.m.: Oh yeah, I forgot…first sports championship (excluding the always awesome Philadelphia Wings in indoor lacrosse and surprising Philadelphia Soul in arena football) since 1983.
9:00 p.m.: Where were you when it happened? Blogging, sitting next to my beautiful wife. And loving every minute of it.
8:59 p.m.: THE PHILLIES ARE WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!
8:58 p.m.: THAT’S IT! WHIFFS HIM ON A SLIDER! SCREW NETIQUETTE, I’M GOING ALL CAPS!!!!!!!
8:58 p.m.: Hinske tries to hold, can’t. Strike two.
8:57 p.m.: Hinske fouls off the first pitch. If it was me, I would have been taking.
8:56 p.m.: LINE OUT TO WERTH IN RIGHT – TWO OUTS!!! Zobrist did everything he could, hit a laserbeam to right.
8:55 p.m.: Hinske on deck, he hit a massive homer a few days ago against us.
8:54 p.m.: Stolen base, Perez. Tying run at 2nd. Argh. Is it normal to taste gastric juices?
8:53 p.m.: Ben Zobrist is up. Solid player, had surprisingly good offensive year.
8:53 p.m.: Pinch runner Fernando Perez is lightning fast. Very hard to get a double play now.
8:51 p.m.: Dioner Navarro is a very good-hitting catcher. Strike one. Next pitch, swing and a miss. Base hit. Dang.
8:49 p.m.: Ball two. Here comes the next pitch, fouled off again. Got him lunging! Popped up! One out!
8:48 p.m.: Longoria. Strike one. Love that slider. Fouls one off, strike two. Misses low and away, that’s fine – waste pitch.
8:44 p.m.: Full count pitch to Howard…whiffs. Oy. Here we go. Lidge Time.
8:43 p.m.: That was cool camera work – you could see Price’s eyes glance over to first base as Utley took off for a stolen base.
8:41 p.m.: Utley walks. Time for Ryan Howard to step up and be a hero.
8:41 p.m.: I don’t think Utley has had a good swing tonight. C’mon, Chase.
8:39 p.m.: Ah, the Curse of Billy Penn, as explained by Chris Myers. (Not nearly as cool as the curse of Babe Ruth or the Billy Goat that the Cubs have.)
8:39 p.m.: Werth whiffs looking. NEVER on my team! Five laps!
8:38 p.m.: Werth looks a bit overmatched, although he led the majors in HR against lefties.
8:37 p.m.: Ah, here comes the old-timey footage of “the last time a Philly team won a championship.”
8:37 p.m.: Not sure J-Roll should have been swinging on 2-0, leading off against Price. He flies out to left.
8:36 p.m.: Ah, David Price pitching for TB. He will either be awesome or horrible.
8:35 p.m.: You know what? I am most decidedly NOT a PC. After years of working professionally on Apple products, but personally (at home) on PCs, I can safely say that Apples give you less problems, don’t have stupid drivers, and are generally more fun to use. Maybe I’ll do an Unpaid Endorsement one day soon.
8:32 p.m.: Pena flies out to Bruntlett. We are three outs away. Holy crap.
8:30 p.m.: Carlos Pena is dangerous AND due for a hit. C’mon, J.C. Get ‘er done. Just one more out.
8:29 p.m.: DOUBLE PLAY – 6-4-3, Rollins-Utley-Howard. YES! Thanks, B.J. Upton.
8:28 p.m.: Dammit, I didn’t want to be right. Crawford singles. And he can fly, so a stolen base isn’t out of the question. However, stealing on a lefty is, as I recall from many years ago, not easy.
8:27 p.m.: Carl Crawford is always a very dangerous hitter. I fear him, although Romero appears to be “on” tonight.
8:26 p.m.: Bruntlett and the Best Beard of 2008 stay in the game to play left for Burrell.
8:23 p.m.: Romero grounds out. Top 8th coming up.
8:22 p.m.: Iwamura makes a crazygood defensive play to rob Ruiz of a single, getting a force at second. The second basemen today (him and Utley) have both made some amazing plays – Utley on a hard grounder up the middle, faked to first, and gunned down the runner trying to score.
8:20 p.m.: Pedro Feliz singles in a run! To all the naysayers who said he couldn’t hit when the Phillies signed him before the season – those of you who I argued with – nyah nyah nyah! Phils up, 4-3!
8:18 p.m.: Victorino grounds out to the right side, runner gets to 3rd. Solid job, fundamental baseball by Shane.
8:15 p.m.: OK, here’s what you missed (me blogging about) so far…
–Geoff Jenkins is a maniac. I love him. He doubled and scored to send the Phils up 3-2.
–Ryan Madson struggled and gave up a bomb to Rocco Baldelli, 3-3.
–Burrell led off the 7th with a double and they pinch-ran for him.
And that’s where we are so far.