A great season, with some bonus games.

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We had a large crowd at Mikie Squared Saturday Night, and most were rooting the Phillies. There were a few people vigorously rooting the Rockies, and they weren't from Denver. They simply were enjoying clapping for the other team, smirking to each other when the Phillies fell behind and like a schoolyard bully simply revelled in what they thought was our misery.

Sadly, I can easily say that the haters can't be more mistaken.

The Phillies had a great, exciting season and ran into the Rockies, who simply were a hotter team.

I'm proud of how the Fightin's played this season, they won the NL East for the first time in 14 years, have a great young core team on offense and pitching (Rollins, Utley, Howard, Hamels, Kendrick...) and should be competitive for years to come. They remind me of the 2000 Eagles, who were, for years, a losing franchise. But the Eagles built up their team, bringing key building blocks to offense and defense with draft picks and free agent signings.

I'm very excited about the future of the Phillies, and do believe that for the foreseeable future that they will be in the NL East hunt.

We aren't sad. We aren't crushed. Phillies fans aren't crying over the playoff loss. I know this. We fans are simply happy with the great regular season, and certainly wished we got farther, but no one really expected that Jimmy Rollins' prediction during the offseason would have come true. This was a great season, just with some bonus games.

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