Level of excitement, on a scale of 1 to 10 .... 102.
Beerleaguer: It's here, finally, and the anticipation has been restored to the fever-pitch, pre-2008 levels, but with a business-like focus that comes from being in this position for five-straight years. The satisfaction of winning it all in '08 and the peace of mind that followed carried through the forgettable finish of 2009 and even spilled into 2010, but the anxiety is back, and the electricity is uncontrollable. The Phillies are the best and can settle for nothing less, and that isn't just tough, populist rhetoric. Anything can happen in a short series, but not to these Phillies. Everyone on this board will hunker down with fists clenched ready to watch Doc go to town with an expectation that the Phillies will carve through the field until they are the last men standing. After 102 wins, falling shy of 113 would be impossible to brush off this time. That's the reality. It starts today.