Phillies Focus On Future After Losing World Series Title
The Phillies lost a World Series championship to the Seattle Mariners Monday night, but in their postgame celebration, the Phillies were focused, not necessarily on the past, but on the future.
In a video posted on the Phillies fan site Phillies Phlographs, fans watched as manager Ryne Sandberg and his players, including Ryan Howard, Joe Savery, Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Cliff Lee, joined in a celebration of the franchise’s championship.
“We just want to let you guys know how much we appreciate you all,” Sandberg said. Sandberg said he wanted to share the positive energy that the fans had brought to the Phillies’ home.
“We love playing here, we love playing in front of you guys, and we wanted to share that with you guys,” Sandberg said.
After the celebration, Sandberg walked to the middle of the field with his players, and after a few minutes of silence, they all started chanting “We are one” in unison.
“We just made the World Series!” Ryan Howard yelled. “We just won it! You guys made it here! We’re so happy!”
Sandberg then shook hands with fans and thanked them for coming to the game. “We’re happy to be back here,” he said. “It’s so nice to be able to do something we’ve done for 32 years.”
The Phillies finished with a record of 92-70 in a three-game sweep against the Yankees at the start of the season. They went 36-18 in two-game series at Yankee Stadium in the World Series.
The players agreed that the team had to get away from the celebration, which came during a time when they had just won the World Series.
“There are a lot of emotions going on,” Ryan Howard said. “We’re all very excited, though, about the future.”
The Phillies now own the second-best record in the major leagues, behind only the Texas Rangers, who had the best record last season and are in the exclusive category of the only teams in