Friday, October 10, 2008

Phillies win NLCS game 1

Phillies take game 1 of the 2008 National League Championship Series, 3-2, over the Los Angeles Dodgers. According to some in the media, the Phillies won because of the park and not their skill. The now 5 year old Citizens Bank Park bashing gets louder this time of year. Lest I remind you that the Phillies stadium is average in park-factor, ranking 15th in MLB. Yes, Dodger Stadium is 29th, but the notion that The Bank helps the Phillies more than all the other teams is ludicrous. Why do some writers have to stoop to excuses instead of calling a spade a spade? The Phillies won, plain and simple. Last I checked, the series goes to L.A. for 3 games soon. If the Dodgers are supposed to be the better team then I guess they better prove it then.

In a recent develpoment, Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel will be dealing with some unwanted stress and sadness this evening. Manuel's mother, June, passed away this morning. Uncle Cholly will be managing the game tonight. Deepest sympathies.

Game 2 starts at 4:35pm on FOX. LET'S GO PHILLIES!!!

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