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This Phillies season feels different than the previous four playoff years.
2007 - the thrill of finally making the playoffs for the first time in 14 years.
2008 - the perfect World Series year.
2009 - back-to-back fall classic appearance. It's disappointing ending underscored a transitioning team.
2010 - an uneven season that signaled a need for a renewed focus.
2011 - reshaped and recharged. Possibly the best team of this, or of any era - depending upon October's outcome.
Remember when every training camp dominated the Philadelphia headlines, pushing every ounce of Phillies news aside? The days when the Phillies season unofficially ended in the minds of many sports fans as soon as the Birds players were first seen at Lehigh?
Yes, those are just memories. While football and the Eagles still have their place in this town. They only share top billing, at best.
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