Phillies phans worldwide - Philadelphia News

October 16, 2008 4:15:03 PM PDT
Coffee and adrenaline kept them going after a late night. Some never went to bed.

"It hasn't sunk in yet to me; we were just watching at Benny The Bum's and when the last out came?we just hugged each other, we couldn't believe it," Pat McCoy of Drexel Hill, Pa. said.

A lot of folks were late for work.

They had to rush down to the Clubhouse first thing to stock up on Phillies merchandise.

A lot of throbbing heads were sporting this League Champions must have cap.

"League champions, I've been waiting 15 years for this," Steve Wharton of Mayfair said.

They're all true believers today.

And they're doing their part to rescue the economy.

"It feels every time that the Phillies are in this situation, everybody goes out and we buy and we buy, we're helping out the economy, but we have to wear our Phillies red everywhere.

Mary Lea got hooked on the Phils when she was visiting friends during the 1993 Series.

Back home in England, she follows them on the Internet.

"I pay the fee and I can see them every night, sometimes I'm up till 3 or 4 in the morning watching the Phillies," Mary said.

Tim Stebens came from Canada, hoping to catch a game six back here in Philadelphia.

He grew up with the hero of game four, Matt Stairs and hates that Canadian team.

And then there's the littlest Phillies fan, 5-month old Michael Eaise Junior, who has been a fan all his life.

Congressman Bob Brady even got into the spirit buying a hat to celebrate the big win.

Fans in all shapes and sizes from all over the world.

Every one of them with Phillies Red blood in their veins.


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