Game Five will end today. The thoughts are racing through my mind and, in order to keep me sane, all those thought will be recorded (all times are PM).
5:41 – I’m nervous. I have butterflies in my stomach. Geoff Jenkins is up.
5:42 – Jenkins hits a double to center field. I erupt in a silent cheer that only my dogs hear. My dogs start barking. Jenkins' enthusiasm makes me even happier.
5:42 – Jimmy Rollins lays down a perfect bunt. Jenkins to third.
5:46 – Jayson Werth hits a fly ball to shallow center. Iwamura drops the ball; Jenkins scores. I’m cheering out loud now. I love the passion that the Phillies are showing. Pitching change: Grant Balfour out, J.P. Howell in.
5:48 – I’m so over the DirectTV commercials. Enough of the pool, thanks.
5:53 – Utley strikes out. The postseason hosted a huge amount of strikeouts by Utley, hasn’t it?
5:54 – Werth steals second.
5:55 – Ryan Howard pops out. Ugh. Three out.
5:59 – Ryan Madson strikes Dioner Navarro. Is it just me, or does Madson get better looking after ever pitch?
6:00 – Rocco Baldelli hit a home run. Score is tied 3-3. Madson is no longer in the hottie category. Cole Hamels will not get the decision.
6:03 – Madson out, J.C. Romero in. Runner on second, two out.
6:07 – Akinori Iwamura hit a ground ball, Utley get it, fakes to first, throws home. Jason Bartlett out at home. End of the top of the seventh.
6:10 – Pat Burrell up. C’mon, Pat, do something!
6:11 – Thank you, Pat! First hit for Burrell, a stand up double. I thought it was a home run, damn wind.
6:12 – Eric Bruntlett in to run for Burrell. Wow, that beard is really thick. Lumberjack status!
6:18 – Shane Victorino hit a grounder to Iwamura, Bruntlett advances.
6:20 – Pedro Feliz hits a single up the middle, Bruntlett scores. I’m clapping my hands, but don’t look as cool doing it as Feliz does as he runs toward first base.
6:22 – Iwamura steals a hit away from Carlos Ruiz. Wow, that was a good play. Props to Aki.
6:23 – Romero grounds out. End of the seventh. Phils up 4-3. I can’t believe there’s only 12, maybe nine, more outs.
6:25 – Taco Bell commercial. It sucks to be on a diet.
6:26 – Wow, Carl Crawford looks like he’s about to go skiing.
6:29 – Crawford hits a single. Keys of the game include “Feliz is happy.” How uncreative.
6:29 – B.J. Upton hits into a double play—Rollins-Utley-Howard. Great combo.
6:31 – Carlos Pena at the plate. Is Romero nervous or cold? His breathing is a little out of the ordinary.
6:32 – Pena flies out. Commentators remind audience the Phils are three defensive outs away from a championship. The butterflies in my stomach flutter a little quicker. Oh.my.goodness.
6:37 – Rollins flies out. Fox shows highlights of the last Phillies championship. Good gosh, please don’t jinx the boys!
6:39 – Werth strikes out. Are they trying to hurry up get this championship? Add on some runs, Phils!
6:39 – Great, Fox, talk about the curse. Great.
6:41 – David Price walks Utley. Two out.
6:43 – Utley steals second.
6:45 – Howard strikes out. Enter Brad Lidge. Oooh, Brad Lidge.
6:47 – The movie is called “Zach and Miri”? What happened to “Zach and Miri Make a Porno”?
6:48 – Top of the ninth. Oh my gosh. Strike one called on Longoria.
6:50 – Longoria out. One out. I hate, but love this feeling!
6:51 – Looks like there’s a ninja in the Tampa Bay dugout. Who’s the guy with his whole face covered? C’mon! Man up! It’s the World Series!
6:52 – Navarro hits a single to right. Ben Zobrist up to pinch hit.
6:54 – Fernando Perez steals second. Ugh.
6:55 – Zobrist lines out to Werth. Two out. Images of Rosie O’Donnell yelling “One more!” to the Rockford Peaches fill my head.
6:57 – Two ninjas spotted in the Tampa Bay dugout.
6:58 – Eric Hinske strikes out!! PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES ARE THE 2008 WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS!