WSBGM's has been lucky enough to fall into 3 copies of A&E's Philadelphia Phillies 2008 World Series Collector's Edition 8 DVD set (one of the perks of being a tremendous blogger I suppose). Corey and I have ours, but being the generous souls that we are, we'll be awarding the 3rd set as a prize to a contest winner. This time we're looking for the best story of a trip to see the Phillies. Story needs to be true, visual documentation is encouraged though not required, and it can be funny, scary, or heartwarming. Story can be of a trip to Philly on another MLB city and can be from this season or seasons of yesteryear, just has to be about seeing the Phils. Please submit stories to us via email.
It had been 25 years since the city of Philadelphia’s last major sports championship, and the City of Brotherly Love was getting restless. Not even the sage advice of perhaps its most celebrated resident, Ben Franklin, could alleviate the angst: “He that can have patience can have what he will.” Thankfully, in 2008, it would be the 125 year-old Phillies franchise who would deliver the glory with its second World Series title in team history -- an impressive 11-3 postseason run, a year after being swept in the first round of the NLCS playoffs.
A&E Home Video and Major League Baseball Productions are giving the Phillies’ fans something else to celebrate with the Philadelphia Phillies 2008 World Series Collector’s Edition. The most comprehensive piece of sports memorabilia from the ’08 Fall Classic, the ultra-collectible 8-DVD set, priced to add to the shelf of any Philadelphian at the recently reduced price of $63.96, features every pitch of every World Series game vs. the resilient and surprising Tampa Bay Rays, plus the dramatic NLCS Games 4&5 vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers and more!
Fresh off of capturing their first division crown in almost 15 years, the 2008 squad was poised to make a deep run. With a powerful line-up of league-leading sluggers, a deep bullpen and the careful guidance of manager Charlie Manuel, the Phillies captured the NL East division for the second year in a row. Then, after dispatching the Milwaukee Brewers in the NLDS (3–1), and the Dodgers in the NLCS (4–1), their ticket was punched for the 2008 Fall Classic, their first World Series appearance in 15 years.
Collector’s Edition provides fans with a comprehensive record of the Phillies’ historic rush to the National League Pennant and exhilarating World Series triumph – every game, every pitch, every run and all the incredible memories. The set also includes a special feature which allows viewers to choose from four different alternative audio tracks for each World Series game, giving fans the ability to watch the TV broadcast, while listening to Phillies Radio announcers Harry Kalas, Larry Andersen, Scott Franzke and Chris Wheeler!
The heroics of Cole Hamels, Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, and Brad Lidge are on full display in this spectacular set, along with every twist, turn, and dramatic decision that played out in unforgettable Phillies fashion. Digitally preserved on DVD, each remarkable game is wrapped with SleeveStats, featuring game stats, player facts, data and notes to enhance and illuminate. With a locker’s worth of bonus material featuring celebratory footage – including their unbelievable million person parade through the city to Citizen’s Bank Park – highlights, team interviews and ’08 highlights, and more than 20 hours of fantastic October game action, this set will be a cherished part of every Phillies fan’s memorabilia collection. From Atlantic City to Allentown, the Philadelphia Phillies 2008 World Series Collector’s Edition is certain to bring out Phillies’ fans, wherever they are!
Bonus Material: Locker Room Celebrations, World Series Trophy and MVP Presentation, Phillies WS Parade Footage, NL East Division and NLDS Clinching Highlights, Team Interviews, Brett Myers Goes 3-3 in NLCS Game 3, 2008 season highlights: Jayson Werth Inside-The-Park HR; Pat Burrell's GW walk-off HR; Jayson Werth hits 3 HR’s; 3 consecutive HR’s (Utley, Howard and Burrell) and Ryan Howard’s 40th & 48th HRs.
If you're not the chosen one of this contest, fear not, the DVD set can be purchased at A&E's online shop.