Tuesday, October 20, 2009

WOW

For this post I felt the need to consult Thesaurus.com for synonyms of AMAZING.

Awesome, fascinating, incredible, marvelous, shocking, stunning, surprising, unbelievable, wonderful, astonishing, breathtaking, impressive, miraculous, spectacular, astounding, extraordinary, thrilling, exciting.

Really though, it can be summed up with one word- WOW!

Being at that game is something I’ll never forget. It started off with a bang- Howard’s 2-run shot and ended in a frenzy- Rollins’ 2-run double. In between was some solid relief work by Park, Madson, and Lidge.

Heading into the playoffs, I didn’t like the Phils chances for repeating, didn’t even predict them to get past Colorado. What the &%^@ do I know?! This team is playing inspired ball here in October, and even the losses are only a hit or play away from being W’s. Playing in Philly is a huge advantage too, because the atmosphere at the ball park is off the charts in terms of intensity. Citizens Bank erupts every time the Phils do something positive and are relentless in the heckling of the opposition. It’s a good time to be a Phillie and to be a Phillies fan.

It was a game for the ages, the best game I’ve ever seen on tv or in person. Jayson Stark puts it into perspective- “There have been 1,251 postseason games in baseball history. Only two others -- two -- ever ended this way, with a walk-off extra-base hit by a team that was one out away from losing.” Those other two men that did it before J-Roll…Kirk Gibson and Cookie Lavagetto. Legendary!

*Image stolen from The Zo Zone without permission.

~Carson

10 comments:

Aaron said...

Simmers is at it again at the la times.....lets let him have it!!!

"You get this far with the best record in the National League, the home-field advantage and now everyone in the country has good reason to be ticked.

As you know, Fox will be broadcasting the World Series and it likes to put the camera on the face of every single fan sitting in the stands, these fans as ugly as any in the country.

Nowhere in America are people more angry than those living here. During Game 3 they had their humorless furry mascot put on boxing gloves and take on someone who was supposed to be an L.A. fan, sunglasses, cellphone and all."

SirAlden said...

Cookie Lavagetto did it TO
poor Bill Bevens.

Just as Kirk Gibson did it TO
Dennis Eckersley.

Just as Jimmy Rollins did it TO
Jonathan Broxton.

From Jason Stark's incredibly written piece.

"The other was The Bill Bevens Game -- Game 4 of the 1947 World Series, when Yankees pitcher Bill Bevens got within one out of the first no-hitter in World Series history, and then lost it all. Lost his win. Lost his place in immortality. Lost it on a two-run double by Cookie Lavagetto with two outs in the ninth."

SirAlden said...

Lets Simmers be Simmers.

Maybe the god awful Eskin being
Eskin.

Can fuck him in the *ss .

Aaron said...

I sent the below email to Mr. Simmers:

First of all the Philly Phanatic is widely considered one the best if not THE best mascot in baseball. I know I know he's not as good as the Dodgers mascot.............ummmm........oh yeah that's right they don't even have a mascot, unless you count Tommy Lasorda.

Before you continue to bash the good people of Philadelphia and the city, maybe you should look in the mirror.
Take a good hard look at your smog filled city. A city that breaks out into a riot if the wind blows the wrong the way.
A city full of "pretty" faces masking black self centered hearts. A city full of "Reality" "stars" with plastic faces.

I live in San Diego and have been to LA many times. Too many times in my opinion. I'm well traveled and have been to most major city's in the USA and can tell you without a doubt that LA is the WORST city in our country.
Smog, traffic, fake people and most of all......Fake Fans. There is nothing worse than a Dodger fan. Show up in the 3rd, text message for 3 innings and then leave in the 6th. If Manny isn't up, Dodger fans aren't interested. And speaking of Manny what does it say about a fan base who cheers louder for him AFTER it comes out that he used steroids???

And one more note...your classic "its the traffic" excuse for showing up late to games is BS. I went to NLCS game 5 last year, you know, the one where the Phillies beat the Dodgers to advance to the World Series....yeah that game.
I drove from San Diego and made to the game in time for batting practice. At game time the stadium was half empty. I'm not exaggerating I have photographic evidence. Dodger fans don't make it until the 3rd inning not because of traffic, it's because they don't really care.

And the worst part about LA, you live there. Well that's all I have time for. I need to go chill ANOTHER bottle of champagne.

With brotherly love,
Philadelphia

GM-Carson said...

Excellent email Aaron, I'd love for Douchey Simmers to respond to you.

Sir Alden- love you editing of the word "ass" yet you let the f-bomb fly.

SirAlden said...

S*r*ld*n l*v*s GM-C*rs*n *nd WSBGM's.

W*th *ll h*s h**rt -
n* f*ck*ng *f *ss*s *v*r *n th*
*q**t**n.

"Vana can I buy a vowel?"

Corey said...

i started writing a post for tomorrow about simers but if it's alright with you, aaron, i think i'll just post your email response in place of my own.

Andrew said...

Can you also write a post on how irritating Don Mattingly's chin hair is?

GM-Carson said...

Aaron with the guest post tomorrow...I like it.

Aaron said...

i would be honored Carson.