Thursday, May 14, 2009
2008 Chachi #74 Clinch NLCS HL
As Doug and Jenna slept soundly, I paced the living room floor until Nomar Garciaparra hit a foul pop-up caught by Carlos Ruiz for the final out of the 2008 NLCS. (Commemorated here, in the 2009 Chachi set). Jimmy Rollins' lead-off home run eased some of the tension, but not all of it. For the first time since I was a sophomore at Wake, watching from the Taylor dorm as the Phils defeated the Braves, the Philadelphia Phillies were going back to the World Series. Can you believe it?