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.