Entering Eternity

Our effort to repeat as World Champions has come to an end.  Only three NL teams have been there and done that: 1975-76 Cincinnati Reds, 1921-22 New York Giants and 1907-08 Chicago Cubs.  If it makes you feel any better, the Cubs haven’t won the Series since 1908.

We defied the odds in getting to the World Series in consecutive years.  Now, we face greater odds in trying to make in three in a row as in the 105 years of the World Series, it has only happened three times in the National League: Chicago Cubs (1906-07-08), New York Giants (1911-12-13) and St. Louis Cardinals (1942-43-44).

If you get to the World Series and lose, you will be remembered.  You are totally forgotten if you don’t get there.

2009 was a heck of a season, something to remember for a long, long time.  There’s a great deal of pride in being a Phillies fan these days and it was reflected at the turnstiles and merchandise.  Thanks to you for your passionate support and for wearing Phillies red. It is felt, appreciated and cherished.

So, now we begin eternity: the period of time from the last out of the World Series until the first pitch of spring training.

The long-range forecast has the Phillies playing their first 2010 spring training game in Clearwater’s Bright House Field in just four months.  That still seems like eternity.

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6 Comments

Tired but can’t sleep. Thanks for posting this, Larry. We don’t know what to do and it’s nice to see that we can look ahead to next year. Still, there is so much to be proud of this year. Thank you, Phillies, for giving us so much excitement and for making us proud to wear our pinstripes. You have not let us down. We’ll see you in Clearwater — ready to get to the World Series again. It’ll be a long road, but we’re going to enjoy every minute of it.

It was a great year, although a very sad ending. I am glad to finally be able to get some sleep later today though…all the travelling back and forth to Philly, sitting in the rain & cold, lack of sleep, etc… has made me sick for weeks. I am exhausted. Well, let’s try it again next year!
Jenn
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hey larry the red sox won 2 times this decade 04 and 07 and good post thanks for a great blog this year.

It was a great season! Although we didn’t win the series we are still 2nd best. Thank you for good memories watching the games on tv and at the park! I’m looking forward to next year and another march for the pennant. I’m 45 today and been a Phillies phan since 1969.Passed down from my dad. Now my wife and daughter are fans now. You’re a great team and Keep the unity and enjoy the off season. Watch out all you other teams! We will return!!! See you at the park.

Phillie Fan Lifer, Glenn

I just want to thank everyone in the Phillies organization, but especially the players, who played their heart out. In my view, this team is a much better, thoughtful, gracious, organized team than the Yankees. The Yankees, some of them are conceited, no heart, just obstinate, all for the show. When the Phillies win they are a family, they do not put anyone team mate first or complain if one the teammates is having a bad day. They are the most winningist team in all of Baseball. I thank you everyday for making this year and last year so extra special in our lives. In my household we sat watching every night and you guys have class. I love you all.
Go Phillies!!!!!!!!!!!
Renee

I just want to thank everyone in the Phillies organization, but especially the players, who played their heart out. In my view, this team is a much better, thoughtful, gracious, organized team than the Yankees. The Yankees, some of them are conceited, no heart, just obstinate, all for the show. When the Phillies win they are a family, they do not put anyone team mate first or complain if one the teammates is having a bad day. They are the most winningist team in all of Baseball. I thank you everyday for making this year and last year so extra special in our lives. In my household we sat watching every night and you guys have class. I love you all.
Go Phillies!!!!!!!!!!!
Renee

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