Chooch at the hot corner in is just one of the many memorable moments from the Phillies' championship season. Use this thread to submit your favorites.
One reason this offseason will be especially enjoyable is being able to reflect on all the unique little moments from the Phillies’ championship season. Without getting into too much detail, there’s a difference between great moments and Beerleaguer moments, and only Beerleaguers would know what that means. My favorite moment occurred in the Phillies’ unforgettable 8-7, 13-inning comeback victory over the Mets on Aug. 26. The game saw a dozen memorable moments, the highlight being Charlie Manuel using Carlos Ruiz at third in a game that featured a flurry of tactical triumphs. Another example of a fine Beerleaguer moment also came against the Mets, when R.J. Swindle spun Carlos Delgado in circles in his first Major League appearance. Of course, it occurred in a 10-9 loss and after David Wright had sent Swindle’s eephus pitch deep into the left-field seats.
The best list will earn consideration for publication in Maple Street Press' upcoming 2009 Phillies preview, edited by yours truly.