Just got back from the Philadelphia Phillies victory parade. Wow, was that place mobbed. I'm not sure which players I saw; I think the crowd was 200 deep at City Hall. I know I saw the Phillie Phanatic mascot. And what a good feeling in the air for our World Champions.
It might have been the sunniest day Philadelphia ever saw. To think, had that last game of the World Series not been delayed, we would have been celebrating this parade two days ago, in a cold rain (or maybe not at all).
I didn't get inside Citizens Bank Park for the speeches, but I listened on the radio. Radio announcer Harry Kalas, the team Manager Charlie Manuel and nine of the players spoke. The crowd went wild for whatever they said.
Second baseman Chase Utley might have said a little too much. "World Champions," he said. "World f---ing Champions!" The radio stations had no time to bleep the f-word. Or in Philadelphia, that might be the Ph-word.