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It was the greatest sporting event I have ever attended. Here are my top three:
1. With wife, Phillies win the NL East Division by beating the Florida Marlins, 6-1, on September 30, 2007.
2. With son, Phillies win the fifth game of the World Series when Curt Shilling pitches a five hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays on October 21, 1993. Phils win, 2-0.
3. With brother, Pete Rose breaks Stan Musial's NL hit record of 3,361 hits at Veterans Stadium on August 10, 1981.
Before Jamie Moyer took the mound yesterday afternoon, the Florida Marlins jumped on Mets starter Tom Glavine for seven runs to set an electric atmosphere at Citizens Bank Park. We were hoarse by the fifth inning and our arms were tired from waving the towel.
Jimmy Rollins received a thunderous roar when he hit a two out triple in the sixth which set a franchise record of 20. It scored Chris Coste to put the Phillies up 5-1. Rollins became the first player in baseball history to have 200 hits, 20 doubles, 20 triples, 25 home runs and 25 stolen bases in a season.
J-Roll has clearly emerged as the leader of this team. If he is not the NL MVP, then the selection process is a fraud.
If you were not at the park yesterday, you missed the stunning rendition of God Bless America in the seventh inning by six year old Geoffrey Gallante. He played his trumpet while the capacity crowd sang along.
What a game, what a day. Afterward we went to the Vendemmia Festival and drank homemade wine, danced and celebrated the Phillies fantastic win. Now, if only I didn't have this headace this morning!!!!