This Was the Best Baseball Story of 2022 Nobody Believed They Had Dave Dombrowski Seriously Bet on a Great Result; Joe Girardi, Bryce Harper, Nick Castellanos, Kyle Schwarber, Juris Familia, to name a few of the major names in the Pennsylvania cast, but by the end of May the storyline script did not allow for the happy ending envisioned.
As it was, the Phillies hadn’t reached the playoffs for eleven years and even the older Girardi didn’t seem destined to find a solution to the problem, however, after his dismissal, an unnamed bench coach, Rob Thomson took over on the bench and everything changed, for good.
We already know, they came in last, after an epic comeback, co-existing in an extremely difficult division, East of the National League, with the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets; They came in last place, qualifying for a wild card duel in game 162, but in the post-season they didn’t believe in anyone, neither the St. Sent to Diego. Padres.
Led by Aaron Nola and Zack Wheeler, protected by the bats of Harper and JT Realmuto, they reached the World Series and there, for a moment, after that opening game in Houston, was a moment in which they contemplated a miracle. , But no, in the end the Texas soldiers engaged Mystic.
However, the story was etched in the memory of millions of fans and lovers of the pastime, years passed and they were back in an Autumn Classic, thirteen seasons after that in 2009, when they lost to the New York Yankees, it was best award.
But we all know Dombrowski, he’s a winning man and he wasn’t about to give up on it. And in the offseason, he immediately began moving his chips, tying up Trey Turner, and getting the services of Taijuan Walker in return. Lynn and Craig Kimbrel to strengthen the pitching field.
Undoubtedly, this is a better team, much more solid, and if once again the gaze falls on the Atlanta Mets and Braves, then without much noise, the Phillies have more than enough arguments to consider candidates, given the title obtained in 2008. Fifteen years later under the auspices of the legendary Charlie Manuel, will 2022 bring revenge for what happened? Will they touch glory again?