1993 Redux

Travel back for a moment, if you will, to the grand old days of yester year. To the days when the World Wide Web first came to fruition. To the days when a man searched thru the woods in search of his penis that was sliced off by his own wife. To the days when the mullet was still a socially accepted hair style. To the days when the Phillies last reached the World Series.

The year was 1993 when a rag tag bunch of baseball players synchronized their career years to all fall in the same season. Names like Pete Incaviglia, Jim Eisenreich and Mickey Morandini made an appearance on baseball’s grandest stage. Nails, Dutch and Wild Thing led Philadelphia through 6 months of pure joy. And an unlikely trip to the World Series.

The memories of those days are still clear in my mind. Maybe a little too clear. It’s been 15 years, and no Phillies moment has replaced that of Mitch Williams jumping high into the air after his strikeout clinched the National League. Fifteen years is a long time. I, for instance, have graduated high school, gone through college, got married, had a child, and turned 30 since the Phillies last Series appearance. Some would say that makes this year all the more sweet. Not to sound ungrateful, but I say 2008 is a long time coming.

This a much more talented team than the one that we fell in love in 1993. And we can only hope that the end result doesn’t leave a bitter taste in our mouths. Here’s wishing the best to our Phightin’ Phils.

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