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TBOH Video Corner: We Used To Destroy The Dodgers

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As the Dodgers come riding into Philadelphia this week for a three-game series, they do so as the hottest team in baseball.

They have won 40 of their last 48 games, an incomprehensible run of success that has them in first place in the NL West, 7 1/2 games up on Arizona. This week is likely going to be a bloodbath, so I figured, with the off-day today, now would be a good time to remind everyone how totally and completely the Phillies destroyed the souls of every Dodger fan in the world back in 2008 and 2009.

And, we kicked them in the crotch one more time again in 2010.

Yeah, I’m living in the past. That’s what you do when the future involves a lot of John Lannan.


We’ll never forget how Shane Victorino terrorized the Dodgers in that five-game NLCS.

And of course there was his killer, game-tying two run homer against Cory Wade in Game 4 to draw the Phillies even. I’m still not sure how that ball went out…

Only to be followed by Matt Stairs

And there was this amazing diving play by Utley to kill a HUGE rally in that Game 4…

Finally, the 2008 NLCS ended with the Dodgers making three errors, Cole Hamels dealin’ and Brad Lidge on the mound to finish it off…


If the 2008 NLCS had some high drama, 2009 was more like a bludgeoning. The Phillies outscored the Dodgers 35-16 in the five-game series, with the Phils’ offense on a serious roll

Of course, Rollins’ walk-off double against Jonathan Broxton in Game 4 was the biggest highlight…

There were some good Jayson Werth memories in Game 5, as the former right fielder hit 2 homers in the clinching game…

Ryan Howard was having a lot of fun doing his thing in Game 3…

And the 2009 playoffs got us well acquainted with the brilliance of Cliff Lee… on display in Game 3…

It ultimately ended up with the Phils beating the Dodgers in the NLCS for the second straight year…


And there was one final indignity the following year. No, the Phils and Dodgers didn’t meet in the playoffs for the third straight season. But during this early August game in 2010, the Phils trailed L.A. 9-2 in the 8th inning. Then, things got kinda fun… ultimately ending up in another Jonathan Broxton beat-down.


Good times.

So, as we watch the Phillies get destroyed by Los Angeles this week, let’s remember the good times, the salad days.

You know, when we used to make the Dodgers and their fans cry real tears.

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