There are some moments in sports that are so unexpected, so shocking that we can all remember exactly where we were when we heard the news. The Philadelphia Phillies' signing of pitcher Cliff Lee this past off-season was certainly one of them. It caught Phillies fans, even the Phillies manager, by surprise and was the talk of the baseball world.
We can all remember where we were for that one. I was watching ESPN reading the crawl on the bottom of the screen. When I saw those words go by I thought I must have misread it so, thanks to the magic of modern technology, I rewound the crawl and read it again. Then I woke my entire household as I screamed over and over, "We got Cliff Lee! We got Cliff Lee!"
(Feel free to insert your own story here.)
But there are other, perhaps lesser known, but even more shocking events in Phillies history. More shocking you ask?
Let's just say that they include an unthinkable shooting, a home run that destroyed a city's dreams and a collapse of epic proportions.
Buckle your seat belts as we count down the 7 most shocking moments in Phillies history.
Warning: This is not for the faint of heart