John on September 30th, 2007
  • I have to admit …. I still don’t believe it! The Phillies won the Division? Pinch me, I never would have thought it possible!
  • Do you know what kinda cloud 9 I’m still on? The Eagles are getting their butts kicked and I’m not really upset! Thanks Phillies!
John on September 30th, 2007

Ok, where to start?  Well, I’d be slightly hypocritical were I to say “I told you so!”  I’d also be lying if I told you that I thought this could happen to this team in this season.  However as I reflect back on this final weekend of the baseball season, I realize that the events of this weekend have already created endearing memories for millions of Philadelphia sports fans.  And before I begin, let me just say that the Phillies – these 2007 Phillies are now officially playing with “house money.”  Regardless of what happens or doesn’t happen over the next 4 1/2 weeks of the baseball post season, this Phillies team will go down in history owning a very special part of the heart and soul of the average Philadelphia sports fan.  Yes there have been others (the 1980 Eagles, the 1993 Phillies, the 2001 76ers, the 2004 Eagles) who have achieved long-lasting city-wide affection without the benefit of a championship, but this team’s ascent to the emotional mountain top seems about as unlikely as any other team in recent memory.  No doubt the New York Mets helped things out a little bit, but it was this Phillies team that was able to ignore and overcome all the criticism, pessimism and fatalistic negativity that Philadelphia fans have learned to conjure and vent over the last 24 non-championship years.  So as this weekend began and ended, here are some of my personal thoughts and experiences that will stay with me forever:

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John on September 29th, 2007
  • John-John & I just got back on the Walker project again! 99 new pieces added to the construction phase, 690 total pieces assembled!
  • Adam Eaton is a disgrace! Really small time effort @ the beginning of a big game.
John on September 29th, 2007

Episode 8: John-John Talk (September 29th, 2007);

Topics Include: John @ the Flyers Game, Grandparents Day, and our dislike for the New York Mets!

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John on September 29th, 2007

Well, I just completed the upgrade of the site to WordPress version 2.3.  As usual, these types upgrades are pretty straightforward.  For more information please see the following:

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For information on the features and improvements made with the new release, please see the following:

http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_2.3

John on September 28th, 2007
  • “I think we are the team to beat in the NL East — finally.” – Rollins 7:1-23 – Magic Number is now down to 2 for the boys from Philly!
John on September 27th, 2007
  • Phillies: Ok … I’m off the: “It’s A Tease!”; Now I’m on the: “It Better Not Be A Tease”; Phillies and Mets are now tied for the NL EAST!
  • iPhone Is now Updated to 1.1.1; just bought my first album over Wi-Fi!
John on September 26th, 2007
  • Dare I Believe? The Phillies are now only 1 game back of the New York Mets; Divisional magic number is now 6!
  • Uggh! iTunes did it again! They hosed my custom ringtones!