The Phillies Celebrate the 2008 World Series Champs This Weekend
Some people around the country think that Philly sports fans are getting spoiled. In January, the Eagles won the Super Bowl and just a few months after that, Villanova won the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship. What those people forget is that no too long ago, the city of Philadelphia was in a major sports drought.
At the start of 2008, it had been 25 years since a professional Philadelphia sports team had won a championship. And it was that year that the Philadelphia Phillies not only won the World Series, they also won the hearts of fans all over the Delaware Valley.
This weekend at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies will celebrate the 10th anniversary of that championship team. Tonight, outfielder Shane Victorino will officially retire as a Phillie. Saturday, the late Roy Halladay and former General Manager, Pat Gillick, will be inducted in the Phillies' Wall of Fame.
The weekend culminates on Sunday with a celebration of the entire 2008 Phillies' team. If your a Phillies fan, it seems like an event you won't want to miss. For more info, check out the Phillies' website.