It’s so wild to think it’s been 15 years since the Phillies won the World Series back in 2008. It feels like yesterday and those players still feel like the superstars they are. We thought we should check up on them and see what they are up to. I know I have thought about them often, so let’s see what they have been up to.

Red October was in full swing. The 2008 World Series was the 104th edition of the World Series, it was a best-of-seven playoff between the National League champion Philadelphia Phillies and the American League champion Tampa Bay Rays; and the Phillies won (obviously), four games to one. The 2008 World Series is notable because it is the only World Series to involve a mid-game postponement and resumption (two days later). I remember watching it at the Irish Pub and they had to call the game because it was raining so bad.

Charlie Manuel was the manager for the Phillies and famous baseball manager Joe Maddon was in charge of the Rays. Fun Fact, Joe Maddon is from Hazelton, PA (which is in NEPA) and has done a lot for his hometown community. The dates of the 2008 World Series were October 22-29. Then remember the parade was on Halloween. I was working as a receptionist at the time at a company called Sparks and EVERYONE took off, but I couldn’t. I’ll never forget being so upset that I wasn’t able to go to the parade. Everyone had the best time and I was answering the phones in Northeast Philly saying “Hello Sparks.” Lol!

Obviously, the parade was epic and isn’t it so great how the two parades we had, there were two moments that live on forever? First Chase Utley with the WORLD BLEEPING CHAMPIONS and then obviously Jason Kelce’s speech at the Eagles Parade in 2018. Praying that we have another championship parade soon. We need it.

Check out the 2008 World Champion Philadelphia Phillies: Where Are They Now?

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