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So....This is how it all ends (Phillies win in 5)

Posted on: November 1, 2008 7:54 pm
The Phillies Won! This is something I never expected.  I was cheering for the Rays, as I am a big fan of the underdog hence my love for the movie "Rocky". Its too bad the Rays didn't win, but if you think about it, they had what I am going to call "Florida Flu". They were not used to the cold temperatures of Philly and that is probably what took away from their performance. I still strongly believe that had the Rays won game 5 and brought the series back to Tampa, they would have had a very good chance to win.  I hate to see the Rays defeated, but the is always next year, I think that they will have an equally good, if not better chance next year at winning the World Series. I don't see how a team of their caliber could suddenly resort to being lousy over the course of one winter. As long as the Red Sox don't acquire any superstar veterans or rookies, then I think the Rays stand a good chance at clinching the AL East title again next season. Evan Longoria has a whole season of expierence behind him now and that will do wonders for the team, and as long as Crawford, Upton, and Kazmir keep healthy all season, I don't see why we wouldn't see the Rays back and fighting for the title again. I was kind of disappointed though withthe World Series, and it wasn't just me, this Series had the lowest viewership ever. It seems that the World Series was just not publicized enough, and I think that the fact that 2 "nobody" type teams were competing. I'm not saying the Phils and Rays are bad teams, they are both obviously good teams or else they wouldn't be in the World Series, I'm merely saying that the Rays are still a young team with not too many devout followers and the Phils haven't been popular with really aqnyone except the good people of Philidelphia and a few lifetime Philly fans who live elsewhere, but have been cheering for the Phils their whole life. I imagine had a team like the Redsox made it, then viewership would've been high, as the Redsox are a team with tons of followers. I'd like to take this time now and mention that I managed to see the Phillies in Spring Training this past March. I scored some great imagesof Howard warming up, and I missed meeting Jimmy Rollins by 5 mins. He walked right through the main gate into the stadium where I had been standing, but I left to go watch batting practice and when I got back, the program seller said I just missed him. Never did I know that they would be the World Series champions later in the year.

Since: Mar 27, 2008
Posted on: November 6, 2008 7:29 pm

So....This is how it all ends (Phillies win in 5)

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Since: Jun 26, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2008 5:16 pm

So....This is how it all ends (Phillies win in 5)

Nice blog post by the way mickey or Rob if you will.

I think the Rays and the Phillies are two very similar teams.  Both have power, good team speed and better than average pitching.  I think the difference came out that the Phillies are more seasoned.  Utley, Rollins, Burrell, Victorino and Howard are all hitting the prime of their careers, to where players like Upton, Longoria and Iwamurra, although very talented, still are very young and are not done improving.  I agree with you that the Rays will be in or near the playoff picture for at least several years to come.   They drafted and developed a hell of a team, and Joe Maddon did a helluva job at the helm.  

As far as the ratings go, I'd say alot of people missed out on a whale of a World Series.  4 of the 5 games came down to the wire, and I'll watch the series every year no matter who plays.  I think ratings would have went up had the game extended to a game 6 or 7.  I'm not really concerned about the ratings.  85 MLB players earned $10 million or more this year, so dispite what some may say, baseball is still healthy.  

Since: Mar 27, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2008 8:37 pm

So....This is how it all ends (Phillies win in 5)

we'll see about that. I think that their team will probably be better skill wise, and that should give them a better chance.  However, it is difficult to make back to back appearances in the WS these days. Nothing to do then but wait till next year.

Since: May 12, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2008 8:35 pm

So....This is how it all ends (Phillies win in 5)

Good post, just some things i would like to say. First of all you brought up a lot of good points. And the Rays will probably have another good season next year. But i just don't see them going to the World Series again, yet alone winning it. Anyway good post.

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