Picture Of The Day

Picture Of The Day
Flyers Stanley Cup Champions Parade From The '70s

Sunday, April 12, 2009


It wasn't the playoffs. Heck, we even got to listen to Harry (Thank Goodness). But still it was exciting and exhilarating. In the top of the ninth, with a man on base a five foot nine inch 41-year-old Canadian by the name of Matt Stairs stepped into the batters box facing Huston Street of the Colorado Rockies.

The score was 5-5. It was a come from behind 5-5 as the Phils were down 4-0 after the first inning. It wasn't a good day for starter Chan Ho Park. But, it was a great day for Stairs.
Remember the home run in the NLCS last season? Remember how Stairs took note to mention after that homer that when he's in the batter's box he's thinking one thing—home run. Well, that stood true today. Stairs teed up on a fastball right down the middle to deep right-center field and put the Phils up 7-5 almost exactly as he did in the playoffs last season. That was the final score. Brad Lidge got his second save of the season (Knock On Wood).

Now, the Phightins' are 3-3 and head to Washington to play the 0-6 Nationals. We'll see what happens. Hopefully they don't give the Nats their first win of 2009.

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