10.30.2008

South Broad, Here We Come

I wasn't even following baseball that much in 1993, when the Phillies
were last in the World Series. But I had laugh when, after the
Fightin's lost Game 1 of the NLCS to Atlanta, the Daily News ran this
headline: "Braves Avoid Sweep."

This postseason, one of my favorite morning activities was to read
what clever headline they would come up for to describe the previous
day's sporting highlight. After the Phils' World Series Game 1 win,
they ran pictures of Cole Hamels, Brad Lidge, and Chase Utley, with
the headline: "The Good, the Brad, and the Utley." And after Joe
Blanton pitched and homered his way to a Game 4 blowout, we were
treated to a shot of his "close your eyes and swing as hard as you
can" swing and the headline: "Joe the Lumber."

But this morning's headline was the sweetest of all: "It's Ours." And
on the back: "From Cursed to First: Send in the Crown." We'll see you
at the parade.

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