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What they’re saying around the nefarious pornwebs in the wake of Philadelphia winning their first major sports title in a quarter-century. PHILLY.COM: “Brad Lidge struck out Eric Hinske with an 0-2 slider at 9:58 p.m. last night at Citizens Bank Park to capture the Phillies' first World Series championship in 28 years and second in 126 years. “The 25-year major sports championship drought in Philadelphia is over. "Enjoy it.”THE 700 LEVEL: “Good morning, Philadelphia. It's roughly 5:00 A.M. in the morning and I just got out of a taxi at my parents house in Media. I'm half drunk, half in disbelief, and half dreaming. But I did get home early/late enough to get a copy of Thursday's Daily News and Inquirer at WaWa as we snatched up some late night Shorties. They are most glorious covers. “The Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series tonight. Yes, the Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series. Okay, one more time, the Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series and they did it tonight at Citizens Bank Park in South Philly.” COMMENTER AT PHILLIES NATION: “OHHHHHHHH!!!! FUCCK YES! YESS! EYSS!E YEWBUDH!~” NJ.COM: “At Broad Street and Mifflin Avenue in South Philadelphia, people of all ages danced in the streets and cheered at passing cars, as drivers laid on their horns to create a seemingly endless chorus of celebratory honks. Fans hung out of sunroofs and windows, doling out high-fives to fans on the street as they drove by in their cars. Fans in red packed the beds of pick-up trucks parading down the street, unabashedly waving their beer bottles, flags and banners and cheering the historic win… Fans shot off fireworks as others slapped hands with passing bicyclists. Some rowdy fans even climbed atop traffic lights, as others rode down Broad Street sitting on the hoods of cars.” JOHN DONOVAN: “Fireworks went off over and into the crowd on the famed Broad Street. Traffic ground to a halt in many areas of the city. Car horns blared. Strangers embraced. No longer do this city's sports fans have to live with the memories of the Phillies' 1964 collapse, of Chico Ruiz's steal of home, of Smarty Jones' failure in the Belmont Stakes, of the disappointments of the Sixers and the Flyers and the Eagles. Now they can live with the stories of Cole Hamels' pitching, and Geoff Jenkins' double, of perfect Brad Lidge and of the sneaky-sly manager, Charlie Manuel. Now, they can live with the memories of a rain-wracked but, ultimately, life-altering World Series win.” COMMENTER AT BEERLEAGUER: “When that last out was called, I honestly started to cry. My grandfather, the biggest Phillies fan I've ever known, who watched every game whether it was a 90 win season or a 100 loss season. He passed away 2 years ago on Saturday. This is for every Phillies fan that was for the past 50 years, is, and will be. Thank you Phillies, thank you JW.” Image via Beerleaguer.


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