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Today it Begins!

Colorado Rockies @ Philadelphia Phillies - 3 PM EST

The first pitch of the 2007 Major League Baseball Post Season will be thrown by a Philadelphia Phillie! What's more, it will be the first post season pitch thrown by a Phillie since Mitch Williams lobbed that biscuit to Joe Carter in the 1993 World Series. You remember that pitch, don't you? Carter hit it for a series winning home run (that I believe still has not landed!) I suppose those of us lucky enough to be in front of the television for the pregame will get to see footage of that. I will not be one of those folks, as I am at work.

Can I get some info on this 3 PM start? What's up with that? The damn Cubs vs. D-Back games won't be on until freakin' 10:10 PM EST so that they can have a more reasonable 6:10 start in Arizona. So why do the Phils have to have the late-lunch start? I don't get it! I've been yearning and dreaming about this day for a long time, and now I have to listen to it in my office.

At any rate, we have Cole Hammels taking the mound against Jeff Francis. From what I gather, this is a favorable first game match-up. Hammels is, by far, the Phillies best starter. Francis has faced the Phils twice this year. Here are his stats:

Of course, the other side to this coin us that Hammels has not faced the Rockies this year, so we don't know what to expect from Cole in this outing.

GO PHILS!

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