Hey St. Johnners,
After two days of cold rain (and a little bit of snow) delays, the Philadelphia Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays came out tonight to play the last 3 1/2 innings of their game 5 match-up in Philadelphia. For Phillies fan, it was worth the wait.
After trading runs in the bottom of the 6th and the top of the 7th, Pedro Felix hit a single to send Eric Bruntlett home and give the Phillies the lead. It was more than enough, as Brad Lidge came in to close out the game in the ninth to give the Phillies their first World Series title since 1980 and to give the city of Philly their first world championship in any major sport since 1983.
The win finishes off one of the lowest rated World Series in recent memory, largely due to the rain delays. After the Rays tied the game at 2 on Sunday night, the rain came. Major League commissioner Bud Selig then announced the game would be suspended to Monday. The weather would continue into Monday and cause for the second suspension in as many days.
Tonight’s game marks the end of a Major League season filled with plenty of unforgettable moments and record-braking memories. Come back on Sunday for a year in review of the MLB