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Even on their best day, Phillies still find a way to make it interesting

Originally Published: October 1, 2008
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- In Philadelphia, it's never easy. That's just how life works, how it's always worked, how it always will. It's been passed down from generation to generation, from Benjamin Franklin to Danny Ozark to Mitch Williams.

So Wednesday afternoon, even on the day the Phillies were winning their first meaningful October baseball game since 1993 -- a 3-1 victory over the Brewers in Game 1 of a fascinating NLDS -- this was how it had to end:

With hearts thumping. With ...

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