I'm noticing a pattern in World Series victories.
2003 Yankees vs. Florida Marlins - Marlins win (NL)
2004 Red Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals - Red Sox win (AL)
2005 White Sox vs. Houston Astros - White Sox win (AL)
2006 Detroit Tigers vs. Cardinals - Cardinals win (NL)
2007 Red Sox vs. Colorado Guys blessed by god Rockies - Red Sox win (AL)
2008 Rays vs. Phillies - Phillies win (NL)
Do you see it? Look closely. Give it a minute. Squinch your eyes up, and look for the sailboat, I mean pattern. Have you found it?
Alright here goes. When the American League is represented by Sox, White or Red, it wins. When the American League is represented by someone else, the National League team is victorious.
Given this conclusive and indisputable evidence, an immediate solution presents itself: the rest of the league should collude to ensure that a Sox team makes the World Series. To do otherwise is to allow the dreaded prospect of National League Victory. And that, frankly, is un-American. Or at least, un-American League.
To be serious for two sentences, Congratulations to the Phillies and their fans! Your team played well and knocked off a tough foe. Granted, that the clock struck midnight and B.J. Upton, Carlos Pena, and Evan Longoria all turned into pumpkins undoubtedly helped (a combined 8 for 57 in the series, with 1 extra-base hit). Such things happen to Cinderella teams, though.