For a kid growing up in Philly, last night was one of those nights we will all remember together.
It's been too long -- the last time the Phils were in the World Series I was a senior in high school. I remember the party outside the Vet that night in '93 when they clinched.
It seems that for many of you this win brought back so many memories. I have heard from so many friends, even back from high school about their memories.
To cover the Phils last night in LA was surreal.
Each player has a story:
- Outfielder Geoff Jenkins had a baby boy born that afternoon -- three weeks early. He made it to the ballpark late, so he was talking in the champagne soaked locker room about his two miracles in one day.
- Jamie Moyer, 45 years old, was in tears, but seemed happier for the younger guys.
- Shane Victorino kissing his daughter is another image I have in my head. He had lost his grandma during this series -- the pinnacle of his career so far -- so it made it even more emotional.
These Phillies, especially Jimmy Rollins and Pat Burrell have been here through the growing pains and they talked about putting 1993 behind them -- tired of hearing about that team. They say this the start of a new legacy.
This is going to be a special time Philadelphia. And, the only man to manage a World Series champion in this town (Dallas Green) believes this group can end our title drought.
Enjoy the ride... You never know when the next one will come.