World Series Game Four: The “Phillies Take a Shift” Game

Posted: 2nd November 2009 by Tom Schecter in MLB
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I was going to wait until the World Series was over before I wrote a word. I wanted to know everything and stop making predictions from game to game, as it drove me nine different kinds of crazy in the ALCS. And as superstitious as I am, I didn't have any intention of jinxing the Yankees on the doorstep of a championship. But with the most important inning of the postseasonùand surely the most amazing play in recent memoryùunder our viewing belts, the time is right. C.C. Sabathia has had a long, tough fight against these Phillies over his two starts, and they've earned my undying respect and fearùa fear I never reserve for a National League opponent, mostly in part because they generally don't have the firepower to match up with American League lineups, or the patience to face down an A ...

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