Did I really see Brad Lidge drop to his knees?
Did I really see a pile of celebration envelope him?
Did I really see Charlie Manuel hold up a World Series trophy?
Did I really see this when I turned the channel?
Yes I did. At least I think so.
Just the thought of the bottom of that pic - "Phillies defeat Rays, 4-3, win World Series" seems incomprehensible. Each time, each time I think of the momentousness of it, and what it means to so many people who mean so much to me, I'm forced to wipe away a fresh wave of tears.
For the first time in my life - or at least since I've been old enough to remember such things - I'll go to bed knowing that one of the teams that I cheer for is a world champion.
Congratulations to our own Philadelphia Phillies, who brought joy to a city that had long since given up on it.
Yet I saw it. I know I did.