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Some Phillies Links for You, October 4, 2010: Class Warfare and the Reds, Brutal-n-Vicious, Slip-n-Slide

When you say Pat, you've said it all.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
When you say Pat, you've said it all. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
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Ruiz, Romero depart Phillies' regular-season finale with injury scares
Both expected to be on the NLDS roster, but Ruiz will get checked out today. Classy move by Tim Hudson.

2010 MLB Postseason Schedule
Cancel those late-Wednesday afternoon meetings. Can't wait for Braves fans to whine about some 9:37 p.m. starts as, um, wild card winners.

Prospectus Perspective: Closure [subscription req'd]
Christina Kahrl on yesterday's NL playoff spot-clinching action.

It's a Red(s) October
Todd Zolecki with the game-by-game NLDS analysis.

Reds wary of hostile Phillies fans
Bronson Arroyo, everyone:

"They're aggressive and loud," he said. "For years, Philly football fans have been among the worst in the game, as far as how brutal and vicious they are. I haven't experienced that at Citizens Bank Park. But that was the regular season."

The brass ring is at his fingertips
Don't miss this excellent Matt Gelb article from the Sunday Inquirer in which Jayson Werth's motivation for the beard is REVEALED!

Broad Street Billy: Phillies fans in a sunshine state of mind
He's cute now, but it won't be too long before little Rocco becomes big Rocco

Castoffs play key roles in Giants' success
One of the better in-season GM jobs, from the same guy who had Brian Bocock at short for too much of 2009. With Pat Burrell and Cody Ross on this roster, the Phillies just have to play them, amirite?

Victorious Rays build champagne slip-n-slide
There may be a World Series rematch, but maybe not the one that most of the media are talking about.

Nationals' bullpen proves good to the very end in 14-inning win over Mets
#LOLiver Perez. When the Phillies sucked, I liked reading about games that mattered. Now that they're good, I kind of dig reading about games like this. They kind of have an old comfy shoe feel to them.