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Friday, October 23, 2009

This Team Is Something Special

We're not done. By no means are we as Phillies fans and the team as the ones competing are we finished. There is one more step to accomplishing the goal for this season. That is to take it one game at a time and win a World Series for the second year in a row.

However, two days after the euphoria of winning back to back National League titles, it is much easier to put into perspective how special this team really is.

Think about it–only two of our current teams have won back to back world championships–the 1948 and 1949 Eagles and the 1974 and 1975 Flyers. Connie Mack's Athletics won back to back World Series in 1910 and 1911. Then they won another one two years later in 1913 (not to mention they were AL Champs in 1914).

This Phillies team is the only team in club history to win back to back NL Pennants. They are only the second team in club history to win three division championships in a row. They are one of only about a handful of teams to sport five All-Stars in one year.

Without question, regardless of what happens over the next two weeks (hopefully something great), this team is one that will go down in history as one of the best.

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