For the first time in 14 years (1993 when they went to the World Series behind Dykstra and Daulton) the Phillies are back in the playoffs - congratulations to an amazingly resilient and determined team. Utley, Rollins, and Howard put up MVP caliber numbers. Cole Hamels was a star in his first full season as a pitcher. Burrell had a come-back second half. The entire team is filled with players that inspire love for the game, dedication, and the will to win. Jason Stark's ESPN article wraps it up beautifully.
And the pitcher to anchor us on the last game of the season, Jamie Moyer - 44 years old, the oldest starting pitcher in the Majors - also the only starting pitcher on the Phillies to play all season. More importantly, he grew up a Phillies fan, he cut school on the day they had the World Series championship parade, and he's the only one on the Phillies today even old enough to remember them back in 1980.
This has been an amazing month of baseball and I can't wait for it to continue!