Philadelphia has waited 28 years and 46 hours for this moment when Brad Lidge struck out Cliff Floyd to win the 2008 World Series. One of the most memorable moments of my childhood was watching the 1980 Phillies win the World Series.
Although I have not followed the Phillies religiously since then, once a Phillies fan, always a Phillies fan. Watching this team, this year, I was brought back to my younger days, when the whole world seemed to hang on a single out. I had a sense of that feeling again tonight, and the joy that comes with the last out.
Congratulations to the 2008 Philadelphia Phillies and to all my fellow Phillies fans.