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1980 Phillies vs. 2008 Phillies

Scott Lauber, giving some nice nuggets from players at the Carpenter Complex, has a quote from Mike Schmidt today. He asked Schmidt who would win in a seven-game series, the 2008 Phillies or the 1980 team? Schmidt answered:

“Probably these guys. Bigger, faster, stronger. Yeah, no doubt in my mind. It would go seven games. It would probably turn on a Schmidt error at third base. Bowa picks it up, throws to first, and Bruce Froemming calls him safe. And the ’08 team wins in a controversial play that’s talked about for years.”

Good to see Schmidty still has that self-degrading charm.

Brings up an interesting question, though – would the 2008 Phillies (Utley, Howard, Rollins, Hamels, Lidge) defeat the 1980 Phillies (Schmidt, Luzinski, Bowa, Carlton, McGraw) in a seven-game series? Could be a fun simulation.

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