Remember the chilly April, the awesome May, the blistering July, and the September that sealed it up. Remember the death of a legend. Remember the thrilling comebacks, the five all-stars, and a third straight division crown. Remember the late night’s against the Rockies, the “Beat LA” chants, and everything in between.
Remember it all; store it away for the long, cold winter, because this year was a success no matter how you look at it.
The Philadelphia Phillies lost this game 7-3, and in the process relinquished their spot at the top. However, they never stopped fighting. From minute one of the 2009 season, this team has fought until it could no longer fight, and in this case, the final fight came in Game 6 of the World Series.
For the 27th time in their history, the New York Yankees took home the title, with Hideki Matsui taking the World Series MVP. It was a hell of a series, and a hell of a season for the Yankees who finished with 114 wins combining the regular season and playoffs. Phillies Nation congratulates them on fine season.
As for the Phillies, there will certainly be questions abound as to how things will change in the offseason. The core of this team is intact for yet another run, so while this loss stings, they have the make up to do it one more time.
A wise man once said, “all good things come to an end.” It’s an amazing feat that the Phillies made it back to the World Series a year after winning the whole thing. Next year, this team will regroup and give it everything they have to try and get to yet another World Series.
To sum up this season, it’s hard to complain about what this club was able to accomplish. Overall, 102 wins is nothing to shake a stick at, so cherish all of the great moments this 2009 Phillies team gave us.
The Phillies will be back next season, and with them will come the same tenacity, passion, and energy they brought for all of 2009. High hopes, everyone.
See you boys next year. And to Phillies Nation, always remember.