Tonight Is Exactly 20 Years From When Millions Of Childhoods Died In The Philadelphia Area

A moment of silence for all the young souls lost.

Feel like Andy Dufrense wondering where 20 years went. For anyone aged 4-18 in 1993 in the Philadelphia area, a part of you died on that fateful night. It seemed like destiny to ride the likes of Dutch, Kruker, Schill, Nails and Mitch to the promise land. So many run of the mill players the likes of Inky, Eisey (the original Tourettes Guy), Dave Hollins and pretty much the rest of the team having their one career year at the same time. Such a fun ride, but such a devastating fall.

Anyone who still blames Mitch Williams for ruining the season is an asshole. A la Bill Buckner, it’s a damn shame 1 pitch defines his career. What people don’t remember was Toronto was absolutely STACKED. Already won the World Series a year before with so many great players. Future Hall Of Famers Ricky Henderson, Roberto Alomar and Paul Molitor. Borderline HOF guys (if not then great players in their prime) John Olerud, Joe Carter, Dave Stewart, Al Leiter and Jack Morris. Even had young Carlos Delgado and Shawn Greene riding the bench. Kind of hard going up against that kind of talent with a worn down Ben Rivera, Mariano Duncan starting most games with Larry Anderson doing his best Eddie Harris impression night in and night out.

We did what we could, but the better team ultimately won. Time to let it go as much as we can.

And this is so amazingly true. Two Princesses was the shit.

PS – Holy hell I miss Harry Kalas: