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World Series scene shifts to Phillies-mad Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIA — It was a fun time being in New York for the World Series, but it's great to be back in the City of Brotherly Love for another October. It's hard to explain, but the feeling is just different. Unlike two-team New York, the Phillies are the only show in town and you can't walk five feet in downtown Philadelphia without seeing red. Almost every hotel and lamp pole wears a Phillies banner and the evening news is packed with every Phillies story you can imagine (and lots of stories that you can't).

Catching up on the World Series news that I missed while traveling down to Philly via Acela Train: Joe Blanton's(notes) going for Philly in Game 4 instead of a short-rested Cliff Lee(notes), the Yankees traveled to Philly on a train and A-Rod reportedly has a picture of himself as a centaur hanging above his bed. You know, all very standard stuff.

We'll have more Big League Stewie goodness — wit wiz, of course — starting on Saturday afternoon and leading up to Game 3 at night. Until then, it's off to experience some Phillies Phever with the godfather of all Phils fans, all while keeping an eye out for this little guy.

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