I’m very sad this morning because we had to put a wrap on the Phillies baseball season last night. Sad for the players who took the loss I’m sure so deeply. Sad to acknowledge that Jayson Werth probably won’t be in pinstripes next season. All good things must come to an end though.
This was a season filled with too many injuries yet it important to remember that it was also filled with many triumphs and fun filled memories to take with us during the off season. My favorite of all these was watching Roy Oswalt run out to left field because we had no bench left. How many times would you see something like that? His grin was priceless . He did what he had to do and he did it with style, humor and a sense of fun. You have to love this guy for that and much more. What a great acquisition Roy was and a great addition to our team! Roy Halladay pitching the perfect game was another fond memory. He also brings much to the team both on and off the field. He gave us a great season and he always gave it his all and more. Carlos Ruiz gave us a great season catching as well as batting. I still say he deserves to be MVP for this season. He is truly a support player and has a keen eye for the pitchers. He has great instincts, a great throwing arm and great pride in what he does.Congratulations to Raul Ibanez and Jayson Werth for staying injury free this season. I was saying prayers for them. Add to these memories are the many walk off wins, timely homeruns and great defensive plays. Let’s not forget adding a great person like Mike Sweeney. I’d stand in line for hours just to recieve one of his hugs. His positive energy is infectous and added much to the spirit of the team.
So, I shall pack up all my shirts (there’s alot of them) and call it a season. I really invested much in time and money this season. I don’t regret that. It was fun and I learned a lot about baseball and our team. I learned what it means to never give up, to power through many adversities and end up farther than you ever thought might be possible. I am and always will be a loyal Phillies fan no matter what will come.
Thanks for all the fellow Phillies Fans that I’ve met this season. I also met a lot of the sports writers/ announcers and bloggers on their sites. I exchanged emails with them and spent some quality time on Twitter with them
It’s been a great season and I’m proud of our fantastic Phillies team. You done good! Hold your heads up high. You gave it your best shot.Thanks for all the great memories. I shall them in the off season.