Worth the Wait: Tales of the Phillies 2008 Championship Season

Worth the Wait: Tales of the Phillies 2008 Championship Season

Jayson Stark / Aug 22, 2019

Worth the Wait Tales of the Phillies Championship Season For years Philadelphia waited for a team like the Phillies to come along Waited for a team that could end the longest title drought on any city in America that fields teams in all four major

  • Title: Worth the Wait: Tales of the Phillies 2008 Championship Season
  • Author: Jayson Stark
  • ISBN: 9781600782732
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Hardcover
  • For 25 years, Philadelphia waited for a team like the 2008 Phillies to come along Waited for a team that could end the longest title drought on any city in America that fields teams in all four major professional sports Waited for that one magical postseason run that could unleash a quarter century of pent up frustration And then these 08 Phillies hopped on that magicFor 25 years, Philadelphia waited for a team like the 2008 Phillies to come along Waited for a team that could end the longest title drought on any city in America that fields teams in all four major professional sports Waited for that one magical postseason run that could unleash a quarter century of pent up frustration And then these 08 Phillies hopped on that magic carpet and made it happen Unlike so many Phillies teams that were haunted by the past, this team was inspired by it, by the chance to place its own inimitable stamp on the franchise And as the 2 million people who attended their championship parade can attest, it was Worth the Wait.

    • å Worth the Wait: Tales of the Phillies 2008 Championship Season || ¸ PDF Read by Ì Jayson Stark
      381 Jayson Stark
    • thumbnail Title: å Worth the Wait: Tales of the Phillies 2008 Championship Season || ¸ PDF Read by Ì Jayson Stark
      Posted by:Jayson Stark
      Published :2019-05-12T06:51:25+00:00

    About "Jayson Stark"

      • Jayson Stark

        Jayson Stark Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Worth the Wait: Tales of the Phillies 2008 Championship Season book, this is one of the most wanted Jayson Stark author readers around the world.


    730 Comments

    1. Probably a 1-star book unless you're a Phillies fan. I like Jayson Stark's articles, but the format didn't do him any favors. Reprinting his old articles really highlighted how repetitive his style is (using the same quotes from one day to the next, always hyping every event as if it's the weirdest thing that's ever happened, over-stressing the uniqueness of pretty arbitrary statistical coincidences [ie - Pitcher X gave up 2 home runs today, when he hadn't allowed 2 home runs in a game for the p [...]


    2. A book about the phillies that only gets two stars!? Sorry, I love the columnist (more when he was w/ the inquirer as opposed to espn), but I didn't realize that the chapters were reproductions of his columns thruout the season. That makes for lots of repetition. There are only so many times you can read about how traumatized philadelphia sports fans are and how long we've waited for a championship before it starts to get old. It was nice to get some reminders about the playoff games that I didn [...]


    3. Pretty fun look back at the 2008 Phillies, mainly during the post season. It's really just a collection of Stark's columns from that year, but it's no less enjoyable, as he's a fairly talented writer. Although, crazy how optimistic things were in his revised foreward, talking about how the Phillies had seemingly turned a corner for good in 2011 now we know how short lived it all was. And only one title to show for this run of good teams. Still was a heck of a season, and worth remembering. Any P [...]


    4. if you are looking for a book about your 2008 world champion philadelphia phillies this is the one. i have read a few other insta-books that were put out within a few months are the title, and this stark read is superior to them all. stark is a thorough, thoughtful, and skilled sportswriter and all those qualities are present in this book. and as far as remarkable stats go (stark's specialty) this book is full of them. buy this one and add it to the book shelf -gw


    5. I love Stark, and I thought that love would help me ignore the fact that 95% of the book is reprinted essays from ESPN. Unfortunately, it didn't, and reading them one after the other, Stark's writing style began to feel contrived and samey. If you've never read Stark's ESPN essays and you're a Phillies fan, pick it up. If you're a big fan of his already, I'd skip it. You've really already read the book.


    6. This is a must-read if you love the Phillies, and a should-read if you're an ever-suffering Philadelphia sports fan. I didn't like how Stark began each chapter with the conclusion (which you know anyway, but it's fun to let the tension build), but he is masterful at making you relive each exquisite moment of this magical season.


    7. What a great read. I spent the 2008 season run of the Phillies amongst Yankee and Mets fans in NY. Nothing but envy & hate arose from them. None of them giving them the credit they deserved until the 2009 season. And you better believe the Phillies will be again the 'team to beat' this upcoming 2010 season.


    8. 5 stars because OBVIOUSLY it spoke about the best night of my life. Sad? Probably. But I just found a memory book I wrote in 5th grade where I completed the sentence " The worst thing that ever happened to me was ." - when the Phillies lost to the Blue Jays in the World Series. Needless to say, Jayson Stark and his tale made me a happy gal.


    9. solid stories from a fond time in my life. nothing groundbreaking here, but a wonderful trip down memory lane. it's amazing how much of this stuff I'd just forgotten or already misremembered. I swore that Shane victorino's grand slam was immediately following Brett Myers' walk. jimmy, you're fading from memory.


    10. I'm biased b/c (a) Jayson Stark is a family friend and (b) I love sports writing, but this book brought back so many happy memories, with really interesting insight into the team. If you are a Phillies fan, you must read this!


    11. the writing was typically hyperbolic in a sports writer kind of way, and the tally of "the first person to do this since" got overwhelming at times. But if you're a Phillies fan, you gotta love re-living the memories.


    12. Great book about a great team and a wonderful season. Stark is probably the best baseball writer. This books is mostly his articles throughout the season, all of which are extremely well written. This book is one that every Phillies Fan will enjoy.




    13. I enjoyed reliving the 2008 post season. Stark captures the feeling in Philadelphia that something is bound to go wrong. I'm not a big fan of the obscure facts that Stark serves up.


    Leave a Reply