Last night the Philadelphia Phillies clinched the National League East Division title--for the third time in a row!
The players celebrated in the clubhouse by dousing each other with champagne and beer, but after a few minutes they returned to the field, jogged to left field, and paid tribute to long-time announcer Harry Kalas--by sharing their champagne and dousing the tribute banner.
Harry Kalas died last year from heart disease but he called the final out in the 2008 World Series game--a moment Phillies fans will not ever forget. It seemed to be a bittersweet moment for players and fans, celebrating the victory and remembering Harry, wishing he could have called the game.
The post-season is ahead of us and it should be an exciting one. And, if these players and fans have anything to say about it, Harry will be getting doused with champagne again!