Ladies and Gentlemen...

The Philadelphia Phillies are world champions.

If you are not exactly thrilled by that information, that's okay, you are on a blog written for fans of the Minnesota Twins. But as my able co-blogger wrote yesterday, this was a good series. The games were close, four were decided by a single run, most in the last three innings. The match-ups and strategies were intriguing to study, and the team that played the better baseball won.

{I do think the Rays were the better team throughout the course of the season. But you can't say you're playing "World Championship Calibre" baseball when the two guys who are normally your best hitters wave around ass bats in the air, like they just don't care}

I'll give credit where it's due. The Phillies play hard nosed baseball, which is appropriate for a hard nosed city like Philly. They've got a good double play team in Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley (whose play to get ex-Piranha Jason Bartlett at the plate was crazy crafty and deserves mad props). They've got a gritty bullpen that comes through in the clutch {hint, hint Twins}. And they probably spit a lot...which is always good.

So congratulations Philadelphia, tough luck Tampa Bay, and only 104 days until pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training!

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