SkeptiSys

October 5, 2008

Phillies bounce Brewers, move to NLCS vs. Dodgers

Filed under: News, Sports — Tags: , , — skeptisys @ 3:33 pm
garry maddox Philadelphia Phillies

garry maddox Philadelphia Phillies

Just minutes ago, the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Milwaukee Brewers in 4 games to win their first playoff series since 1993, and move on to the NLCS.

The Phillies face the Los Angeles Dodgers for the 4th time ever in MLB Playoff history.  From 1976-1978, the Phillies won 292 games in 3 years, but did not get to the World Series – losing to the Dodgers twice and the Reds once.  In 1983 the Phils beat the Dodgers before losing to the Orioles in the World Series.

This NLCS promises to be a classic, pitting East Coast vs. West Coast, and old Joe Torre fans vs. Joe Torre old fans.  Go Phillies!

Greg Luzinski Philadelphia Phillies 1977 all star game

Greg Luzinski Philadelphia Phillies 1977 all star game

Pics from Baseball Fever and Bronx Banter at Baseball Toaster.

4 Comments »

  1. To me, a Phillies-Dodgers NLCS is as natural as a Yankees-Dodgers World Series probably seemed to kids half a century ago.

    I mean, the 1976-1978 period represents my formative period of introduction to baseball. You couldn’t convince me that the ALCS would feature anybody but the Royals & Yankees until I hit puberty and got into girls…or tried to get into girls. Wait, I was into girls…tried to get into their pants. You know what I mean.

    Cool pics, BTW

    Comment by urbanshocker — October 6, 2008 @ 9:21 pm

  2. Ha! Great comment!
    1976-1978 12 total playoff positions: Yankees, Phillies, and Royals 3 each, and Dodgers 2, Reds 1. Only the Yanks and Reds won championships in that time. No wonder Greg Luzinski is grabbing himself in the photo!

    Comment by skeptisys — October 7, 2008 @ 10:58 am

  3. Let me not jinx anything by jumping the gun here, but IF the Rays and Phillies meet in the World Series, what are you going to do about this?

    http://tampabay.rays.mlb.com/team/coach_staff_bio.jsp?c_id=tb&coachorstaffid=115751

    Comment by urbanshocker — October 14, 2008 @ 10:35 pm

  4. Yes yes, Steve has the offense working miracles! Still, I have to stick with the Phils. I am almost sorry that I no longer have to twist my TV antenna to see them through a snowy channel 29, like I did as a kid.
    http://www.philliesnation.com/archives/2008/10/harry-kalas-calls-the-final-out/

    Comment by skeptisys — October 16, 2008 @ 10:00 pm


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