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NLDS Game 3: Phillies at Brewers

5 October 2008 No Comment

In the first playoff game at Milwaukee in 26 years, the Milwaukee Brewers lived to see another day after defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1.

Obtaining Tickets
A friend of mine was able to purchase tickets to each playoff game through a contact of his at the Brewers. Since he had a prior engagement on Saturday, he sold his tickets to me for face value – including the parking pass.

In a rare event, Miller Park only allowed fans who had pre-purchased parking coupons into the Miller Park parking lots. Most cars were re-routed to off-site parking. However, since we already had a parking pass we were able to enter the lot. As I did last Saturday, I met some friends in the parking lot for a pre game tailgate.

The Game
In a rare play, Shane Victorino was called for interference in the top of the 9th inning, taking the Phillies second run off the scoreboard. The Brewers were leading 4-1 and the Phillies had the bases loaded with nobody out. Pedro Feliz hit a ground ball to 3B Bill Hall, who threw to second base to start a double play. However, Victorino did not slide into second base, but stood up and interfered with 2B Craig Counsell’s throw to first base. Although Counsell was able to complete the double play, second base umpire Jim Joyce called for interference. After discussing with the other umpires, Ryan Howard was told to return to third base, erasing the run he had scored.

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