The World Series is set, and it should be an exciting matchup.
The Philadelphia Phillies and the Houston Astros will square off in the Fall Classic for the first time.
Game 1 gets underway on Friday night at Minute Maid Park with the first pitch being scheduled for 8:03 p.m. Eastern Time.
The Phillies will be appearing in their first World Series since 2009 and to celebrate, the team’s owner, John Middleton has something special planned.
According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Middleton is planning on having everybody on the team autograph the ball from the final out of Game 5 as a keepsake.
Philadelphia #Phillies owner John Middleton says he plans to have everyone autograph the baseball from the final out of the NLCS, a keepsake forever.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 24, 2022
Phils Commemorate NLCS Victory
Sunday marked a special moment for the Phillies and their devoted fans, as the team punched their ticket to the World Series for the first time in 13 years.
So naturally, it’s important for the ball to have the signature of every player on the team on it as the Phillies celebrate such an accomplishment.
This is a team that has defied the odds all season long.
After firing Joe Girardi, the team sat at 22-29.
From then on, the Phillies went 65-46, securing the third NL Wild Card.
Then they trounced the St. Louis Cardinals in the Wild Card round, took care of the Atlanta Braves in the NLDS, and finished off the San Diego Padres in the NLCS.
This team has been battle tested and continues to surprise everybody around baseball.
Reaching the World Series for the first time since 2009 is just one more step.
All that’s left is to secure the team’s first title since 2008.