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Game Thread 9/5: Phillies at WHO CARES IT’S J.P. CRAWFORD TIME

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It literally couldn’t matter less who the Phillies are facing tonight.

Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets
A NEW ERA NOW BEGINS.
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THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

I REPEAT.

THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

J.P. CRAWFORD IS IN THE PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES BASEBALL LINEUP THIS EVENING.

[BEEP][BEEP][BEEP]

Today's Lineups

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES NEW YORK METS
Cesar Hernandez - 2B Jose Reyes - SS
Freddy Galvis - SS Norichika Aoki - RF
Odubel Herrera - CF Asdrubal Cabrera - 3B
Rhys Hoskins - 1B Travis d'Arnaud - C
Nick Williams - RF Brandon Nimmo - LF
Hyun Soo Kim - LF Juan Lagares - CF
J.P. Crawford - 3B Dominic Smith - 1B
Jorge Alfaro - C Gavin Cecchini - 2B
Ben Lively - RHP Jacob deGrom - RHP

This is really happening. The moment that we have all been waiting for. J.P. Crawford will be wearing a Phillies uniform and playing in a major league game.

I mean, holy shit.

It took all season, but almost everyone is here. ::waves at Scott Kingery and Tom Eshelman::

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s been a long journey, but we’re finally entering a new era. It’s not always going to be easy, but everything good from here on out is real progress toward the larger goal. Enjoy this — I know I will.

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