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Barkann, Dutch, and Ricky Bottalico react to the Rollins GW hit
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  • Dave

    I’ve said it more tonight than any other time, but I love this team. The fact that they can do this when the chips are down, and you expect it, makes them so good and fun to watch.

  • OutlawPete


  • mike

    does Dutch even know what’s going on?

  • HB

    That needs to be sliced recut and played forever … “THATS WINNING THE GAME!!!!””

  • Mitch

    Barkann is a negative nancy… dutch is the man with his weird ass combovers. Ricky is a stubborn 4 year old… Best post-game crew anyone could ever ask for!

  • Brandon

    I didn’t know bottalico had that much emotion before that. Thats almost as awesome as watching the actual hit.

  • Swift

    I love those guys! I love this team! This is great! Thanks for posting this Meech, when I was hitting the Broad Street line home, the only thing that bummed me out was that I couldn’t watch CSN Postgame Live. Awesome!

  • John

    dude, this an amazing team, no one ever gives them a chance yet they continue to prove the critics and skeptics wrong, this team is scary good

    also, the bandwagon is rather large now, i hope we dont turn in to boston after they won two world series

  • mw

    dutch is just watching the balloon boy go around and around and around inside his head

  • Andrea

    Where’s the emotion, Dutch?

  • Dutch

    who won? wait, what? where am I?

  • dp11

    Dutch just looks confused as hell.

    John, I agree. I go to college near D.C. and I see Phils stuff everywhere nowadays. Way more people than I saw at the start of last year’s playoffs. Ugh. I feel like I have to start yelling Doug Glanville’s stats or talk about Robert Person’s grand slam or something for people to know I’m not a bandwagoner. It sucks.

  • Dutch

    No seriously. Where the fuck am I?

  • Heather

    I’d rather be a winner & have bandwagon fans than be a loser & have only “real” fans.

    The “fans” that left after the 8th tonight, though, should never be allowed in the park again. It was awesome how no one wanted to leave after Jimmy’s hit tonight! Everytime I think “this is the best game I ever attended”, they play the next game. Amazing!

  • Jay Ballz

    Every single part of this win is classic. Every highlight, every clip of the broadcasters and every reaction!

    I love it…and I love you all. Thank you, Phillies!

  • Mike59

    Fucking Dutch man.

  • A Lizard

    Go easy on Dutch. I was talking his ear off while that was happening.

  • Gonzo

    I love hearing the cheers in the background from the off camera peeps.

  • Conshorocken

    I love how the video is titled “PGL Hosts Watch The Final OUT” – which never happened. Ha ha ha! Unbelievable game and team. Last night we went over the hump: 6 down and 5 to go.

  • Dutch Daulton’s Brain

    Dutch thought he made that game winning hit

  • Ozzie Virgil’s Beard

    Please get Franzke’s call up here yet again. His calls are becoming as legendary as the heroics the team pulls off. Was there last night. Un-fuckin-believable. For anyone who left early…..shame on you.

  • Ozzie Virgil’s Beard

    Sorry, just noticed the video before this one with Franzke’s call. Shame on me.

  • Dutch Daulton’s Comb Over

    Like how Dutch kept his emotions intact, like the cool cat he is

  • maria

    “This team is incredible!” This is way too funny. I don’t think anyone wants to see a video of themselves celebrating.

    -Embarrassing it is Michael B.

  • Ozzie Virgil’s Beard

    Dutch was watching a trailer for Where The Wild Things Are.

  • Fightins Newbie

    If anyone can post a link to Vin Scullys final call of this game, its epic. He describes what happens in an almost deadpan manner, and then he just says nothing. Its just the sound of the crowd going insane for a few minutes. It was on 610 this morning.
    I was there last night, and for those folks who think people left their seats, maybe they did, but it was only to go down to the concourse to watch the final inning. The concourse was 5-6 people deep all the way around. My dad and I went into Harry the K’s and watched from the railing…much better than 2nd the last row from the top! Amazing.

  • Melissa

    LOL Ricky Bo DOES sound like an excited 4 year old. I love it!

  • James Fayleez

    top 3 reasons i love this year’s playoffs

    1) Phillies keep shoving their greatness in media/announcers faces

    2) Chan Ho’s Beard

    3) Pre/Post game with Dutch

  • Jdashdog

    I think I caught an STD from hugging so many people at the game last night

  • Sarge loves ribs

    James Fayleez – I agree.. Bringing back Dutch (for the entertainment factor) has even made this October run more special

  • Kevin M

    Dutch actually calls it right off the bat by saying “Got him!”

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  • Joe D

    I want an animated gif of Dutch’s unenthusiastic high five. It’s so awesome.

  • Lidge’s mole

    Can only imagine how Dutch acts when he’s intoxicated

  • Minty Fresh

    Send this jacktard an email

    his comments in today’s LA Times:

    “…these fans as ugly as any in the country.”

    “Nowhere in America are people more angry than those living here”

    now that is top notch journalism.

    Hey T.J. – wear it, wear it, suck on it.

  • Kleck

    I really hope Dutch is here for the long haul. The guy is a God. Probably literally.

  • Pete

    Lay of Dutchie. Knowing the world is going to end in just over 2 years weighs heavily on the mind. So does setting an auction price for a World Series ring.

  • Mand(i)

    this was pretty much waht was going on at my house last night. except with alot more jumping and waving home of chooch haha

  • Fuck yeah, Jimmy

    I was sitting on my couch at my place in south philly – as soon as Jimmy hit the ball and the camera went to the gap, I screamed BALLGAAAAAAAAAAME and my non-sports roommate woke up and came downstairs to see what the hell was going on

    this win was ALMOST on the same level as the phils takin it all last year. I think I crapped my pants a little bit

  • don

    Bill Plasche on Game #5

    “And if Broxton gets back into the game, no doubt, Stairs will be somewhere in the darkness, waiting.”

  • themajor

    @minty I just read that. He also grouped us with yankees fans. I guess living in LA has gotten to him. He’d much rather have the fans show up late and leave early.

  • J Dubs

    “L.A. hasn’t seen this much brutality since Rodney King” – Ryan Converse

  • Minty Fresh

    i had to celebrate last night with my dog. my wife and baby were upstairs asleep. my dog and i replicated the phils pile on. i think i sustained an injury…

  • James Fayleez

    I’m not mad at TJ Simers. He was the guy who asked Manny where we got the idea that he took steroids.

    He can call us d1ckheads for all I care. One more game and we’re back in the WS.

  • Joe D

    Simers is the worst….they need to dump his stupid ass into one of those wildfires.

  • BigMiles

    That Simers doushe wrote all the same shit last year…the guy is like their version of Conlin, but even more pissed off at the world. He kept calling us Angryville and all of that good stuff. It doesn’t really bother me because everyone across the country can see what our stadium’s atmosphere is like compared to theirs. It’s a joke to suggest that somehow LA’s fans are more classy than ours. Although I will say that just like our team, I am starting to get a little cocky swagger.

  • Brian

    Maybe if MLB could start these games at 7pm, people could stay to watch the final innings. (they’re likely not leaving b/c they don’t believe, it’s b/c they have to work in the AM.

  • Erin

    This blog makes me so happy.

  • Minty Fresh

    Phils continually get little respect…

    Hey – wear it, wear it. Suck on it!!!!!

  • Joe D

    I am so high off last night. I feel like I’ve done a whippit the size of the Superdome!!!!!!!!

  • don

    Speaking of writers, I think if I were a fan of any other team I’d want to stab Jayson Stark.

  • Kleck

    Joe D, Go to the Jetro lot aka and i’m sure you can find plenty that size…..

  • Kleck

    aka Whippit City or The Rape Lot

  • Heathcliff Slocumb

    I jumped out of my sweatshirt and phils cap watching at home & ran back and forth yelping like a Jonas Brothers fan. Unreal.

  • Nil

    I’ve definitely never been hugged by so many random dudes as I was in Harry the Ks last night

  • Pat the Bat

    i’m so jealous

  • James Fayleez


    Come on….never?…really?

  • GenericFanGroup
  • TC

    I watched this last night when they played it toward the end of PGL. Ricky Bo just kept saying how embarassed he was watching himself, but i thought it was awesome. You can see their faces (not Dutch’s) go from Loss to WTF WIN!

    Franzke’s call of that hit is his best yet. It build and builds. LA and Sarge throw a party in the back.

  • JB

    People leaving because “they have work the next morning” is crap.

    This isn’t April. This is the 8th inning of a postseason game. The 8th inning of a postseason game for a team that has been specializing in sucker punching opposing pitchers when they’re down to the last pitch of the last out and conventional Negadelphia wisdom says they should be rolling over and dying. This is the 8th inning of a postseason game that got this team within one win of going back to the World F. Series again. Yeah, the past couple of years have been awesome, but in the grand scheme of things, this shit doesn’t happen too often around here. You’ve already stuck it out to 11:15, 11:30. What’s 20 more minutes, really?

  • Rudy

    I just want you to know I have watched this at least 50 times this morning. That is all.

  • T-Mac

    It’s a shame he couldn’t have gone “Oppo Boppo!”, but i’ll take it.

  • Jason
  • Eric

    Jason I think you’re the last person in Philadelphia to see that.

  • Minty Fresh

    don’t worry jason, i was about the 3rd to last person to see it….

  • Mand(i)

    This is from the philly paper: “Got an e-mail from a dad who, sadly, prevented his son from bringing the following sign to the park: “My mom uses the same fertility drugs as Manny. I wouldn’t be here without them – neither would he.”” that would have been a good sign.

  • Ozzie Virgil’s Beard

    Congrats to J.A. Happ. 2009 Sporting News Rookie of the Year.

  • j_romes

    @Kleck: personal experiences in the Jetro lot, eh?

  • Shawn

    Happ ROY!!! Young Happ bitches.

  • eminencegirl

    I heart Ricky Bo.

    Dutch left his brain with the aliens.

  • Jdashdog

    How bout Uncle Cholly calling Jimmy’s shot?

  • Collin in LA

    One more win and these idiots out here in LA will finally shut up (again!).

  • will.H

    0:11 is why we have to love Ricky Bo. he loves us

  • Jenn

    Can’t even count how many times I’ve watched this clip today.
    I wonder if they are aware of how much this clip has made it around the internet today, haha!

  • Fightins Newbie

    Confirming our hatred of Kobe Bryant…

  • OutlawPete

    @ Fightins

    You’re about 5 days late. Kobe sucks though

  • Brandon

    @will I’ve been looping from the “YES IT IS!! YEEEAAAH!” I love the emotion. I’m surprised he could even form words.

  • Fightins Newbie

    @outlaw…that msnbc article was just posted 2 hours ago? I commented many days ago as well when we were venting our hatred of Kobe, but just put the link up because I thought it was a good article…

  • James Fayleez

    Seriously Fightins, who gives a fuck which baseball team Kobe likes?

    I heard Sidney Crosby like the Cowboys. I hate him so bad now.

  • Jdashdog

    @James, I think that article sums it up best:

    “our estranged native-son Bryant”

    Don’t you get it? There’s supposed to be a bond amongst Philadelphias, both former and current. You don’t turn your back on this city, you just don’t.

  • Kozemp

    Actually now that I’ve watched it a bunch of times I think my favorite part is Dutch’s quiet “got him” right at the beginning. Of course, he knew it was coming: with his ability to walk between realities he just traveled to one where the NLCS was already over…

  • Joe D
  • photographer N

    I think Dutch was quiet because he was telepathically receiving messages from the mothership.

  • Manny Ramirez’s Juice

    Woot! Woot!

  • Amanda

    This is awesome!!! I love Ricky Bos reaction! What was he watching? He looked like he was watching the table.

  • Joe D

    @Amanda….Ricky Bo has a great fondness for tables.

  • YES

    Here are some reasons why this is such a great feeling
    1. Tbs showing the dodgers dugout every 10 secs
    2. Phillies dominating the series and all we hear about is the dodgers
    3. Everytime a dodgers comes to the plate we get a replay from the regular season of them at bat.
    4. Either coming up to bat early in the game everytime hes at bat and hearing how he’s good because he had a walkoff in the regular season.

    And so much more…man does this just feel so good!

  • dauandr

    @J Dubs (post #42)

    That was my original facebook status, attributed to my friend! I know a couple of my friends stole it from me, but how far has this thing gotten? That’s awesome.

  • JohnsellsJerseys

    Does anyone have the full rip of last nights game including postgame? I would love to get it.. all my friends said i was on tv at the end but i never know, as my cable went out up in north jersey..

  • Jimbo

    Can someone put this in slow-motion with the slow-mo audio like the McCarthy/Sarge clip during the phils/mets fan fight earlier this year?

  • mw

    Oh my godd, ricky bo is so amazing. Love how he looks up at Barkann like he’s about to slice his head off in the heat of the moment–

    (no way)
    (no way)
    (no way)

  • CB

    I am obsessed with this. I have watched it probably 20 times and still laugh.

  • Chris J

    Saw this and loved it…. via wikipedia

    He now serves as an analyst on Phillies Post Game Live alongside former teammate Ricky Bottalico. During the 2009 NLCS he correctly predicted that Ryan Howard would hit a home run in his 2nd at bat the following day.

    In the bottom of the 9th of game 4 of the series Bottalico and the host can seen reacting to the game winning hit with great excitement, Dutch stays motionless and mute through the entire event. He already had seen it happen.

  • Heathcliff Slocumb

    Dutch was on My Fox Philly this morning. They asked him about how the Phillies would fare and he started spinning about the end of the world…

  • D. Whitmore

    i might have been the only person in the world who actually read daultons book(but when your named after the nutbag i guess i had to read it) if anyone else has read his book and understood anything about it, please let me know

  • El Ricko

    Here’s a fresh link if you need it:

    I think I’ve watched this about 100 times.

  • Dutch

    Dutch was looking down at his screen and couldn’t really see what was going on. Ricky and Michael have only said it on WMMR’s PReston and Steve a million times.

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