Sunday, September 30, 2007

NL East Champs

We've gone from "Bohemian Manuel" to "We Are The Champions." Hey, nothing says victory like a gay man in his underwear prancing around and singing....

Some d-bag made this video in a jubilant, drunken stupor. Enjoy.

Here are the last three outs.

Random Observations...

The smallest guy on the team, 5'7" Jimmy Rollins WILL win the NL MVP. Apparently they were the team to beat...MVP!MVP!MVP!

Career minor league player Chris Coste catches the called third strike for the final out that clinched the NL East title. From Reading to riches...

During the post-game celebration, my wife compared Charlie Manuel to "that big retard from 'Of Mice And Men.'" Do I have to change my opinion of Manuel now that they won the East? Ummm, no. I still think he sucks, but 20 years from now (or when he is finally fired) I will look back at him fondly with a jaded view, which is okay.

After the final out, Burrell came sprinting out of the dugout with Bourn-like velocity. I couldn't imagine him running that fast towards a group of males before yesterday.

Everybody is pouring champagne/beer on each other, yet Burrell is standing on the infield grass drinking it. That is why he's my favorite player...

I think El Pulpo went into labor during all the excitement...and props to old 12-Finger for bringing out the hose to spray the fans.

CW57 followed the game with 'The Tim McCarver Show." Like a cold shower, the excitement is calmed...
What's Next
Home playoff game versus the winner of the San Diego/Colorado Wild Card tie-breaker. WSBGM's will be at the game. More on this later, for now....CELEBRATE!!!!! Wait, did somebody say playoffs????



Reagan316 said...

Love the video (Joey Ramone "Wonderful World" one). The best part is watching the Mets at the end.

I wonder who got a hold of all the WSBGMs photoshopped pictures and put it together ;-).

GreggyD said...

This video gave me the same goosebumps all over again. If someone were to look at this crowd and not know the circumstances, they might think that the Phillies had just won the World Series. It just goes to show how amazing the fans of this city are.

::knock on wood:: but I think the Phillies have just as a good a chance as SD/COL, CHC, and ARI to make it to the Fall Classic. I'm really hoping for a Padres win tomorrow night because I would much rather face them (using Peavy only once because of using him tomorrow) than the Rockies who are just as hot, if not hotter than our Phightins.

Either way...The Comeback Kids have a chance! October is going to be one fun month!!!!

I am probably the happiest man on Earth right now.

Bob D said...

Awesome video there with the best of pics from WSBGMS during the 2007 season. The best moments today were the 20th triple by Rollins hit in the final at bat of the regular season (only the 4th to do the 20/20/20/20 season) and of course the last pitch by Myers to clinch the division.

Myers throws the first and last pitches for the Phils this season.

Rollins should be MVP despite an incredible season by Holliday. Other Phils who should get some consideration:

GreggyD said...

Oh and by the way "this video" was a reference to the video on youtube of the final 3 outs of the game.

Watch it over and over again Phils phans...this will be a day we won't soon forget!

Fat Ted said...

Awesome Stuff today, i'll be back in philly on wednesday, just have to figure out if my bank account can handle going to a game.

BloodStripes said...

Check this from the rat wagner. Unbelievable. Biggest dickhead on the planet.

"We've been throwing four innings a night - for months!" Wagner told the magazine. "Our pitching coach has no experience talking to a bullpen. He can help you mechanically, but he can't tell you emotions. He has no idea what it feels like. And neither does Willie. They're not a lot of help, put it that way."

GM-Carson said...

Los said this yesterday- "I don't know if I fully believe we made the playoffs. I'm afraid to go to sleep, and then wake up and realize we are really one game back ... please tell me this really did happen!" *I felt the same's un-f'n-believable!!!!

It is true, I had tears of joy in my eyes yesterday, I'm not scared to admit it.

I love this team!!!

I can't believe I've got tickets to Wednesday game...dude this is amazing!!!

GM-Carson said...

Like Ali G would say- "Much Respect!" for the video compilation. I could see that getting heavy rotation on YouTube in the following month.

And yes, Jimmy Rollins damn well better be the 2007 NL MVP...amazing!

Jacobin said...

The team that started out 4-11 finishes up by going 13-4! We needed every damn one of those wins, and thank God we got them. This is going to be some sort of surreal daydream until the first pitch on Wednesday. I mean, I know they've made it to the playoffs, but it won't really sink in until the game is underway.

Thank you Phillies, thank you for not wasting my time and passion this year... now go out and win it all!

Jacobin said...

Jayson Stark has another good piece on the Phillies. Check it out:

Phillies make the impossible happen.

BenJah said...

this kind of excitment actually does mitigate the fact that i got dumped last night by the hottest girl i have ever dated. wow, what a roller coaster!! and where the fuck are my priorities!?

i cant argue against jimmy's historic season this year, and howard's last year -- obviously they are both more than deserving......but i can't honestly believe that a phillie would win the mvp in consecutive years and it wouldn't be utley. most VALUABLE player.

GM-Carson said...

Utley's injury cost him the MVP this season. Don't worry though, my pick in 2008 with be Chase. Then the Phils will be the 1st team ever to have 3 different MVP's in 3 consecutive seasons.

I can't wait until game time on Wednesday. Corey- pack a 6-pack of a special brew...ah, hell, High Life will do!

Anonymous said...

I still can't believe the Phillies are the 2007 National League Champions. I must admit that I lost faith in the Phils this season, but I am man enough to admit I was dead wrong.

I applaud all of you who remained loyal, and refused to give up on this team. You are all better fans than I.

To quote Jake Taylor in the epic movie Major League, "Well then I guess there's only one thing left to do. Win the whole FUCKING thing!"

Go Phils!

Jacobin said...

Benjah, I'm sorry to hear that you got dumped. What a miserable feeling that causes. If it makes you feel better to have a bit of camaraderie in your time of woman trouble, I basically told an attractive woman to take her brand of bullshit elsewhere. I have great feelings for her, but no one deserves to be lied to and treated like shit, and then to be told that it's their fault because of some crazy bitch's faulty, revisionist memory.

Doh! Shit sorry about the Oprah moment there... speaking of lousy bitches that got dumped, how about those Mets!

GM-Carson said...

My favorite part of the video Corey compiled was LoDuca's gay homo dance following his homerun against the Phils...have a nice offseason bitch!!!

Our seats for Wednesday's game- Section 431 Row 10.

BenJah said...

jacobin -- in times like these, i try to remember this mantra:

"no matter how funny, how smart, or how cute she is, somebody somewhere is sick of her shit!"

thanks brotha -- go phillies!!

furiousBall said...

I thought one of the best parts of the post game celebration was Sarge's quote that I overheard during one segment. They had just brought out a bunch of coolers of beer and Sarge said, "Oh man, you can't go back to beer after you're into the champagne."

I think Sarge's addition was one of the best things to happen this year too. Him giving it to Wheels non-stop rocks.

GM-Carson said...

Sarge's voice bothers me, but he tells it straight up. When Burrell and Howard were struggling, Sarge didn't pussyfoot around it, he said it like it was. I'm not saying I like Sarge, because I don't, but it was better than listening to just Wheeler all the time.

furiousBall said...

You diss Sarge, you diss yo'self.

Jacobin said...

Benjah, we're here for ya! I like to remember the mantra, "Don't let the bastards get you down!" But it applies to the bitches too...

Right now, I'm just looking forward to seeing who the Phils get to take it to in the NLDS!

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Jacobin said...

Phillies NLDS game times set

By Todd Zolecki

The Phillies will play San Diego or Colorado in Game 1 of the National League division series at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park. Game 2 also will be played at 3 p.m. So for everybody with a 9 to 5 job, you might want to find yourself a radio . . . or just skip work because, hey, it's not like you're going to get much work done anyway.

Game 3 on Saturday, which would be played on the road, will begin at 9:30 p.m.

Game 4 on Sunday, if necessary, would be played at 10 p.m.

If the Phillies would need a Game 5 next Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park, it would begin at 6:30 p.m.

BloodStripes said...

Its all set and ready for the Phils to rock on through October. I'm back at work after the best 2 week vacation I have had in years. (Even though I hardly left my house. It was all baseball). Those times are good for me. I can work around them easily. Won't miss a pitch.

Corey and Carson - Have a rage at the game. Wave those rally towels like madmen. Look forward to some pics. Good luck boys and good luck Phils!

Corey said...

aw shit, 3:00. i don't know if i can go to the game now. major league baseball hates me...

BloodStripes said...

I was just thinking about those times. You guys probably think it sucks. Its a NY, Boston conspiracy. They get the prime-time even though they suck too.

Jacobin said...

Rockies are jumping out to an early lead, 3-0 so far.

Jacobin said...

Ha! Here's a poll that's on right now:

What is the key to the Phillies’ playoff hopes?

Be smart in handling the starters and bullpen. = 98 votes(30.2%)

Keep the timely hits coming. = 87 votes (26.9%)

Avoid killer mistakes on defense. = 16 votes(4.9%)

Keep Adam Eaton off the mound. = 123 votes (38.0%)

Jacobin said...

Wow, holy hell. The Padres just took the lead back with a grand slam: 4-3!

Jacobin said...

Wooo! Padres and Rockies tied 6-6 in the 10th! I'm hoping the game goes like 36 innings and decimates both teams pitching.

Mike said...

A Phillies-Padres matchup would have been easier, but the Phils will beat Colorado in 4.

Awesome Ramones video!

GM-Carson said...

The Rockies are on one the hottest streaks ever in baseball, esecially considering it was September. They scare me. Their offense is good, and their pitching is far better than most people think. I still pick the Phils to win the series though.

And yes, a 3 pm start does suck!