10:40 p.m.: I guess I really don’t remember much about the 1980 win. I don’t even know if I was watching, for Pete Rose’s sake. But thanks to the magic of the InterWebs, my views on this World Series will last for generations…until Keanu Reeves and the robot aliens destroy our planet.
10:39 p.m.: 2-2 again, Romero chews his gum…Baldelli whiffs! A 3-1 lead in the freaking World Series!
10:38 p.m.: 2-2 pitch…kids waving towels…Romero’s pitch…fouled off.
10:37 p.m.: Rocco Baldelli, huh. Not “Rocky” Baldelli. Some kind of weird irony that Rocco Baldelli could be the last out in the town where Rocky Balboa rules (fictionally).
10:36 p.m.: Bartlett goes down looking. Run a lap, son. Two outs, one to go.
10:35 p.m.: Bartlett – he’s a scrappy young infielder. Kind of like a young me. (Hold your laughter.)
10:34 p.m.: Ah, fielder’s choice. One out.
10:33 p.m.: Jeez, crappy error by Romero. Oh well, Philadelphians know nothing comes easy.
10:30 p.m.: 10-2 Phillies. What? No Lidge? Saving him, I guess. J.C. Romero is out there for the 9th. Guess it makes sense.
10:27 p.m.: We’re three outs from a 3-1 World Series lead. This is unbelievable.
10:25 p.m.: Ryan Howard. HUGE homer. Holy crap. Guess there won’t be too many more “choke”-related comments about him.
10:24 p.m.: It’s a magical night. And yet, I’m over at ESPN.com, reading their live blog, and I see Joe Maddon’s comments about Phillies fans:
Maddon’s only concern was with the treatment of his family members by the locals at Citizens Bank Park.
“If we could do something about that, throwing mustard packs at my granddaughter is not very cool. The other part about it I’m good with.”
And you wonder why I don’t always feel great when I claim to be a Philadelphia fan.
10:19 p.m.: Werth. Smack. Gone. There’s your insurance runs. 8-2, son.
10:17 p.m.: Rollins smokes a double. An insurance run or two would be nice…
10:02 p.m.: Not much has happened. Nice defensive play by Tampa Bay.
9:32 p.m.: Pat Burrell is slow, and he stinks. I will be glad to see him out of a Phillies uniform next year.
9:26 p.m.: Wow, McCarver just said something that was immediately proven true. Someone alert the Guinness people.
9:24 p.m.: 6-2 lead in the bottom of the 6th. Jayson Werth SMOKES a liner off the left-field wall for a double. YES!
9:21 p.m.: Joe Blanton f&*king rules. Great pitching and even the first homer by a pitcher since Jewish ace lefthander Ken Holtzman in 1974.