Dodgers worked out at 1 this afternoon and the Phillies at 3. Both teams have until 10 o’clock tomorrow morning to finalize their rosters for the NLCS.
Pat Gillick conducted a meeting this afternoon to review the roster and go over the scouting reports on the Dodgers.
Phillies and the Dodgers. For the fourth time, these two long-time franchises are hooking up in the National League Championship Series. Long-time? How about 118 years.
When the Dodgers were in Brooklyn, the Phillies won on the last day of the season at Ebbets Field to win the NL pennant. That was only 58 years ago.
The Los Angeles Dodgers won the NLCS over the Phillies in back-to-back seasons, 1977-1978.
For a list of all Phillies postseason dates, including these two years, log on to phillies.com
The bleakest day in Veterans Stadium history came in 1977 when the Dodgers rallied in the 9th inning to take a 2-1 series lead. It is registered in Phillies history as Black Friday.
Six years later, 1983 if you don’t have a calculator, the Dodgers rolled all over us in the season, 11-1, holding us to a .187 average and 15 total runs. We met in the NLCS and got sweet revenge. That victory led to the “I-95” World Series against the Orioles.
25 years later: Where are the ‘ 83 Phillies and Dodgers? Again, just log on phillies.com
Speaking of numbers, the Dodgers lead us, 5-3 in blogs. Check out Shane Victorino’s blog and The Phillies Ballgirls.
Check on Dodgers.com for Inside the Dodgers, Andre Ethier, Alyssa Milano, Tommy Lasorda and Joe Torre.
Who’s in the lineup?
Want to know who is in Charlie’s lineup? As soon as Charlie decides, the starting nine will be posted right here. As soon as Torre fills out his lineup card, Inside the Dodgers will be post it.