Are people excited? Cautiously optimistic? Giddy?
Can they believe that the Phillies are just one game away from going to the World Series?
The mood at the workout at Dodger Stadium was as loose and carefree as if the Phillies were in town for a three-game set in August. Shane Victorino held court for a bit and then took the time to chat about some things in the quiet of the runway between the dugout and the clubhouse.
Meanwhile, the small, antiquated clubhouse was filthy with media types. They were in town from all over just trying to get to the bottom of these Phillies and if they can get to the World Series.
One more win…
How did we get here?
I observed an interesting moment last night while waiting to get into the victorious clubhouse after the game. While fighting my way through the crowd, I heard a familiar voice complaining about manager Joe Torre’s handling of the pitching staff and how James Loney has been the team’s best RBI man all season long.
The voice was so familiar (and loud) that when I turned to look where it was coming from, I crashed right into its source:
It was Meat Head.
Yep, as he walked out of the special seats behind home plate after Game 4, Rob Reiner was playing armchair manager for everyone to hear.
And yes, everyone heard. If only Carroll O’Connor were around to tell him:
“Stifle it, will you…”
So yeah, I ran into Meat Head. Apparently he had seats near Barbara Streisand, who also attended the game.
I didn’t run into Babs (her outfit complete with black beret was like buttah), but I bet she spent the walk back to the car wondering why Jonathan Broxton challenged Matt Stairs with the heat.
More later… back into the bubble.