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2010 Top Moments

Top Moments of 2010

The page of the calendar turned to 2011, putting 2010 behind for good.  In 2010, the Philadelphia Phillies failed to reach the World Series, but look forward to a fresh new start in 2011.  Although the Phillies were unable to win it all, 2010 was an exciting year filled with lots of memorable moments.  Before we look ahead to 2011, Phillies Nation will break down the top moments from the 2010 season.

There was a process in order for Phillies Nation to come up with the “Top 25 Moments of 2010” list.  We narrowed it down to about 40 moments. Then, each member of Phillies Nation listed their top 25 moments in order.  We used a “fair voting method,” called the Borda Method, which is also used to tally votes for baseball’s most valuable player. Basically, a first place vote equals 25 points, second place equals 24, third place equals 23, and so on. Don’t worry about the math, we did it for you; it just helped determine the order of our list.

We’ll start at 25 and count our way up to number one. We did the same thing in 2009 and Tim Malcolm’s Phandom 25, which was featured on Phillies Nation in previous years, was also similar.

Number 25 will be released tomorrow, but below are the ones that did not make the cut.

Honorable Mentions:

April 12: Phillies home opener.  The Phillies had a five-run fifth inning, which included a Chase Utley home run.  The Phillies beat the Washington Nationals, 7-4.

Ryan Howard extension: Howard’s five-year, $125 million contract did not make the cut.

July 8: Brian Schnieder came up clutch with a 12th inning walk-off home run against the Cincinnati Reds to give the Phillies a 4-3 victory.

Make sure you check back for the “Top 25 Moments of 2010,” coming soon!

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  1. tavian

    January 4, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Looking forward to the TOP MOMENTS OF 2010. It is always entertaining, controversial and gets the juices flowing in anticipation for Spring Training. I did, however, feel that Schneider’s extra-inning walk-off homer in July against the Reds would make the list. Oh well, the controversy begins. Good fun !!!

    Moreover, I hear that Chad Durbin and the Phils are in negotiations. I hope Durbin returns. He is reliable and always willing to take the ball. For the money I don’t think we are going to do much better plus he really likes playing in Philly. I understand that he wants a raise. If reasonable, we should comply, in my opinion, depending on , of course, how much he wants.

  2. betasigmadeltashag

    January 4, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    I was at the Home opener it was a blast seeing the good Doctor performing his surgery. But being the superstitious type, Phillies home opener 2007 lose made won the NL East first time in a long time, 2008 home opener lost won the WS, 2009 home opener lost made it to the WS 2010 home opener won did not make it to the WS just saying. I have been at the last two.
    I still remember on vacation in San Diego walking around the zoo with my wife and her cousins getting a text from my sister saying Howard signs an extension, and texting back and forth for a half hour despite my wife’s looks. Saying “I guess this means no Jayson Wreth after this year” I was right of course, but it was not because they signed the big piece, but because the Nats are idiots.

  3. The Original Chuck P

    January 5, 2011 at 8:35 am

    I was watching Pride of the Yankees this weekend… Great movie… Babe Ruth plays himself. I’m not sure how accurate it was but it gives you a small glimpse into the clubhouse and life of the players. I say that because the Brian Schneider home run is the one that most left me feeling like, ‘man, what I would give to be in that clubhouse.’ I think this group is so near and dear to my heart because they are so accepting and so ‘old school’ when it comes to the game. It’s a job, yes but it is a game that each and every one of them grew up watching and emulating in the back yard. I see Pride of the Yankees and think that our guys are not so different than them.

  4. bfo_33

    January 5, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Doc’s perfect game and no hitter are probably 1 and 2 for me. The Schneider walk off was up there, although the game the next night was even better, coming back from 7-1, Ransom and Dobbs with the 9th inning homers to tie it, then Howard with the walk off in the 10th. Looking forward to having other memories retriggered.

  5. John Nolan

    February 15, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    1 and 2 are easy! But wasnt there that great comeback vs atlanta early in the season down like 5 runs in the 9th???? I remember the reds we were down a ton, but we did it again vs Atlanta an I didnt see that great game here either!! Or am I dreaming?

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