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Series Not Over Yet, But Pretty Close

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Well, it's been nice.

The Phillies, as you know and have witnessed and been told endlessly, are a resilient team. They are never finished until it is finished, are never out of it until it is over. They battle, they scrap, they come back when there is very little hope of coming back.

All of that is still true as the sun comes up on this morning of the fifth game of the 2009 World Series. The Phillies are not going to go gently into the good South Philadelphia night this evening, just as they won't go gently into the harsh chill of the Bronx should the Series be extended beyond tonight. That isn't the way they play.

But, well, it's been nice.

Even the late heroics of Pedro Feliz, who tied the game last night with a solo home run when the Phillies were...

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