“I try to swing for the fences…That’s what I’ve done my whole career. I was very fortunate to square one up tonight. I’m not going to hit a single and steal second base. So I just had to swing hard and elevate.”
- Matt Stairs (the greatest hitter to ever step foot on this here Earth)
This photo from the Fightins sums up my emotions right now quite succintly:
EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are not aware, the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers this evening by a score of 7-5, as Matt Stairs capped a four-run Phillies 8th inning with a towering home run off of Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton, the first home run he’s given up in L.A. since July of 2006 (!). The win gave the Phillies a commanding 3-1 lead in this best-of-seven National League Championship Series and now stand exactly 1 win away from reaching their first World Series in 15 years (goosebumps). Seriously.
Victorino Does it Again