2009 Phillies Moment #1

In Game 4 of the NLCS, the Phillies were down to their final two outs, and it looked like the Dodgers might even up the series at 2 games apiece.  Matt Stairs led the rally with a walk, and then Carlos Ruiz was hit by a pitch to put the go-ahead run on base.  Greg … Continue reading 2009 Phillies Moment #1

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2009 Phillies Moments Wrap Up 10-2

As you guys may know, Dan has been recapping the top 10 best moments of 2009. As you have noticed, we do not mention winning the division, going to the playoffs, or the World Series as moments because they are way too obvious. So instead we looked at some of the individual moments that have highlighted the … Continue reading 2009 Phillies Moments Wrap Up 10-2

2009 Most Memorable Moment #2: HK Dies

As Harry closed out the call for the Phillies game in Colorado on Easter, nobody expected that it would be his final call.  As the team headed to Washington for a series with the Nationals (and visit to the White House), Harry took his normal place in the broadcast booth prior to the game.  Harry … Continue reading 2009 Most Memorable Moment #2: HK Dies

2009 Phillies Moment #3: Phillies acquire Cliff Lee

The date was July 29th, 2009, and that morning everyone in Philadelphia was debating whether or not Roy Halladay would be a Phillie by the end of the 31st.  By the end of the 29th, Cliff Lee and OF Ben Francisco were dealt to Philadelphia in exchange for four prospects: C Lou Marson, P Jason … Continue reading 2009 Phillies Moment #3: Phillies acquire Cliff Lee

2009 Phillies Moment #4: July 11 Comeback

After the top of the ninth inning, the Phillies trailed 7-3, when pinch hitter Matt Stairs was sent up to face Pirates reliever Matt Capps.  He promptly greeted Capps with a home run.  Still down 3, the Phils refused to quit.  Jimmy Rollins walked and then stole second base.  Chase Utley then sliced a single, moving Rollins … Continue reading 2009 Phillies Moment #4: July 11 Comeback

2009 Phillies Moment #5: Ring Ceremony Game

Is this moment more memorable because it was Harry’s last appearance at home?  Is it because it brought ‘closure’ to the 2008 World Series Champions and announced 2009 was underway?  How about the crazy game that followed the ceremony?  It was all of these. The Phillies trailed 10-3 to Atlanta going into the bottom of … Continue reading 2009 Phillies Moment #5: Ring Ceremony Game

2009 Phillies Moment #5.5: J-Roll’s Autograph

We all remember Jimmy Rollins’ front runner speech in the middle of August 2008.  The Phillies were in the middle of a road trip which took them through Los Angeles (where Rollins called the fans front runners) and San Diego. Now as some of you know, our good buddy Mike Patota of Liberty Bell Sports is stationed in … Continue reading 2009 Phillies Moment #5.5: J-Roll’s Autograph

2009 Phillies Moment #6: 2 Grand Slams

How often can you go to a game and see a grand slam?  Not very often.  How about two in one game?  Even rarer.  Well for the folks in attendance (including myself), April 27th was a historic night.  Powered by a grand slam by each Ryan Howard & Raul Ibanez, the Phillies beat the Washington Nationals, … Continue reading 2009 Phillies Moment #6: 2 Grand Slams

2009 Phillies Moment #7: Werth Steals Home

It wasn’t exactly Jackie Robinson, but Jayson Werth stunned the Dodgers with his steal of home on May 12th.  In the process, Werth tied two Phillies records; one for stolen bases in a game (4), and one for stolen bases in an inning (3).  He first noticed catcher Russell Martin’s lackadaisical attitude in regards to not … Continue reading 2009 Phillies Moment #7: Werth Steals Home