Feel Good Story Teams Meet on the Biggest Baseball Stage in the World

November 3, 2008

In the baseball world, the majority of the championships belong to the Yankees. However, The Philadelphia Phillies is the oldest team to date in any major league with a 127 year history but they only have one championship won while the Yankees have won 26 championships. After October 2008, they finally added another banner to the lonely banner hanging that was won in 1980. They beat the other feel good story team of the year, Tampa Bay Rays, 4-1. The Rays were the youngest team to make the World Series in the history of the league. The previous season, they had the worst record in all of baseball but this year, the Rays’ led the way and gave them a bright future to a past that was darker and gloomier than any other team. Both teams deserved to make it to the World Series and although the Rays haven’t won a championship, the future looks brighter than any other team in the league.

The city of Philadelphia was one where dreams never became true. The Phillies have the most losses in baseball history. When the season began, nobody saw them even close to winning a championship. They had to rely on a closing pitcher who had a bad history and their ace pitcher was a 24 year old and also, their next best pitcher was a 45 year old man whose body seems to be on the brink of collapsing. They also had numerous injuries to their best hitters and add it all up, nobody really seemed to be thinking about them. However, the closing pitcher, Brad Lidge, became a pitcher nobody could hit off of, their 24 year old ace pitcher, Cole Hamels, became one of the best starting pitchers in the league, and their 45 year old pitcher, Jamie Moyer, used his experience and wisdom of the game to fool hitters.

Brad Lidge after striking out the last hitter.                                                                   

Cole Hamels winning the World Series MVP.

Jamie Moyer celebrating with fans after finally winning a championship.

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