Philadelphia Phillies Must Focus on 2009 Title Defense, Forget 2008 Title

Posted: 7th October 2009 by Claire Reclosado in MLB
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Welcome to the 2009 MLB Postseason, Philadelphia Phillies and fans. It's time to suppress the thoughts of revenge for 2007 and set aside the swagger that comes with the winning the 2008 World Series. The Phillies are playing October baseball for the third year and row, but every year is different. While playoff baseball delivers a clean slate for all the participants, it's hard to ignore performances during the regular season. Based on the 162 games that led to this point, there are things the Phillies need to get past the tenacious Colorado Rockies that wasn't an issue in 2008. Jimmy Rollins needs to continue his hot offensive performance. He was uncharacteristically cool in the entire first half of the season, but once he returned to form in the second half, the team followed. Since Jul ...

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