Thursday, October 30, 2008
OUT 502--CONGRATS to STL RYAN HOWARD on the WORLD SERIES
Congrats to STL native first baseman Ryan Howard of the Philadelphia Phillies who won the World Series Wednesday.
The Philadelphia Phillies of the National League won the best-of-seven World Series against the American League's Tampa Bay Rays, four games to one.To do it, the Phillies prevailed in the first suspended game in World Series history. For the home fans it was surely worth the wait.With terrible rain and wind, Game 5 had been stopped in the middle of the sixth inning, Monday night,with the Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays tied at 2-all.
Ryan Howard began a team-wide pileup. Pandemonium swept across the field, into the dugout and into the stands, where the crowd was having their own frenzied title celebration.
Following the presentation of the World Series championship trophy, Howard grabbed a "2008 World Champion" flag and along with a few teammates ran around the entire field, allowing the fans a closeup view.
As Howard ran, the crowd sang. Queen's "We are the Champions" blared on the loudspeaker, and virtually every fan joined in to create one deafening version of the classic hit.
Howard, fresh off his lap around the warning track and wearing his signature grin, grabbed a few bottles of champagne and ran into the middle of the party.
"Now, it's time to enjoy myself," Howard said. "And celebrate."
Phillies receive trophyWatch.
Locally, we are sure the STL will have some kind of party for Howard, we are willing to bet our vote on Obama that the plans are in the works for it.