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04/23/2005 Archived Entry: "Phillies Journal - 2005"

Phillies Journal - 2005
by Max Blue


The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Philsville nine this day,
The score stood six to two with but one inning left to play.
The Braves’ Mike Hampton seemed to have it well in hand,
His cutter and his slider made the Phillies’ bats look bland.

Burrell and Offerman began the ninth with outs,
Braves’ fans were on their feet with tomahawks and shouts.
But when J-Mike rapped a single and David Bell did too,
Bobby Cox brought in his closer, Kolb; it looked like we were through.

If Lieberthal could get on base it meant the tying run
would come to bat at last; now wouldn’t that be fun?
Jim Thome grabbed a bat and took a stance on deck.
Kolb saw him and gulped, his nerves a total wreck.

Lieby worked the count, Kolb’s pitches wide and flat,
We’ll put up even money now with Thome at the bat.
And now the pitcher holds the ball, and now he lets it go,
And now the air is shattered by the force of Thome’s blow.

Oh somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright,
And somewhere kids are laughing, and somewhere hearts are light.
But there is no joy in Philsville, are hearts forever cleft,
For Thome, mighty Thome, could only fly to left.

April 22, 2005. Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia.
Atlanta – 6, Philadelphia – 2.

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Posted by OMI @ 04/23/2005 10:17 AM EST

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