We should have known. Back in late May, during Memorial Day weekend, as people were lighting up the BBQ, cuing up the music, and opening up swimming pools, a series was being played in Yankee Stadium. In a rare and intriguing interleague match up, the world champion Philadelphia Phillies paid a visit to the new Yankee Stadium to play the Bronx Bombers. At the time, both teams had identical records coming in; the Phillies were 23-17, and struggling to take off on the 2009 season. In fact, the Mets were in first place at that time! The Yankees were 24-18, far behind the Red Sox, who got out of the gate quickly in the American League East. Even though it was an early summer series, it was a great one. The Phillies took two of three, as two of the games were decided by one run apiece. Both t ...
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