So much has happened since we clinched. On the plane, everyone was still ecstatic and having a good time, but eventually we needed to sleep. I managed to get some rest. I dreamed we had made it to the World Series, and when I woke up, I realized we really had.
Getting off the plane and seeing the fans, with cameras everywhere and police on the runway, was awesome. It was neat hearing about the night we clinched and the partying down Broad Street. It says how hungry this city is. I can only imagine what it will be like if we do win the World Series. We’re one step away.
There’s been a lot going on off the field. I’m trying to get my family here, and get everyone tickets. It’s an exciting time not just for me, but for my family. It’s all positive. It all comes with what’s going
on now. My parents want to come, aunts, uncles, my fiancee’s side of the family. All my friends from home want to come. A lot of them said, ‘If you get to the World Series, we’re coming no matter what.’ I look at guys like Derek Jeter, who have played in the postseason every year. I can imagine what it’s like for them. This is our first time, and we may never get back, so you want as many people to share the experience with you.
amazed at what’s gone on here, especially in a time with economic
struggles. There’s so much going on in the world, but the city has
really embraced us. Everybody is going to stores and buying Phillies stuff. It says what this team is doing for our city. It’s exciting, and we’ll just ride it.