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Five for Phight-ing: The Good Phight Celebrates Its First Five Years

The year was 2005... a gallon of gasoline cost $1.77.  The world said goodbye to Pope John Paul II.  And a young Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd taught America to laugh with one simple question: "You know how I know you're gay?"

Also, five years ago today, with this post from our old friend dajafi, The Good Phight was born. Here's a "charming" snapshot of how we looked five years ago, thanks to the Wayback Machine.  Much, much credit to the SBNation tech crew for sprucing things up for us...

This has been a labor of love for your Original Four -- dajafi, David S. Cohen, jonk, and myself -- and I think I speak for all of them when I say it's been a unique privilege to "be with you" over these past five years as we've seen the Phillies transform from talented underachievers to World Champions to perennial pennant contenders.  We've seen the arrival and emergence of Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, and Cole Hamels.  We've bid farewell to the legendary Harry Kalas.  We've welcomed our new team members PhillyFriar, Wet Luzinski, and taco pal.  And seen Matt Swartz become a real baseball analysis fancy pants, joining the crew of Baseball Prospectus.  PS - Matt, I'm sure you got a new phone because I noticed you haven't answered my calls lately...

Over the next few weeks, we'll be doing a review of our favorite posts from the past five years.  Feel free to share yours with us, as well.

Lastly, thanks to all of our loyal readers for making this so enjoyable.  Your comments and input make this all worthwhile.

Love always, WholeCamels