Where were you? C'mon everyone knows where they were for this! Personally, I was at the Spectrum watching one of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's final shows at "America's Showplace." Luckily our seats were far enough back where I could turn my head and see a TV in one of the old suites.
Anyways, the Phillies were looking to take a commanding 3-1 series lead in Game 4 of the NLCS against the Dodgers for the second consecutive season. After a Ryan Howard two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning, the Phillies offense shut down. The Dodgers scored four unanswered runs before the Phillies got one back in the bottom of the sixth but were held scoreless until the ninth.
At this point, the concert had ended and I ran to the Broad Street Line to try and make it to Center City by the time the bottom of the ninth began. I didn't. I missed Raul Ibanez's at-bat but that didn't matter because Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton got him out. I somehow got into a very, very upscale Center City restaurant that had the game on in the bar area to watch what would eventually unfold (don't ask how I got in, even I don't know. Not only was I not dressed for the restaurant - I was also 19 years old).
He then walked Matt Stairs (Eric Bruntlett (!) came in to pinch-run) and hit Carlos Ruiz. With runners on second and third, Greg Dobbs lined out to third base to bring Jimmy Rollins to the plate with two outs. Rollins worked a 1-1 count before he got a pitch to drive...
Another comeback win for the ages for the Fightin' Phils.
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