This is tough for a baseball fan to admit, but I completely missed tonight’s half-game conclusion to what turned out to be the final game of the 2008 World Series. I was either finishing my bike ride home or hunting for pot lids in the kitchen when Brad Lidge recorded the final out.
I had to settle for watching taped highlights on ESPN of the big plays and the jubilation. To celebrate properly, I need a cheesesteak and a Yuengling beer. Alas, the latter is not available here in California, and the former can only be found occasionally in imitation form.
Nonetheless, three cheers for the Phillies — they’re the real deal — and a tip of the cap to the Rays for a great year.