The Philadelphia Phillies landed in Houston before the first game 2022 World Series. When the 2022 MLB season started in the spring, did anyone think the Phillies would be the National League champions?

The Phillies are playing in the World Series for for the first time since 2009 when they lost New York Yankees. That’s it 13 years old for anyone who doesn’t want to do math.

You know where NLCS MVP Bryce Harper played baseball at the time?

Citizens Bank Park – the home of the Philadelphia Phillies – was only five years old. The current president of the USA was in The White House serve the country in a different role. There were some great movies and songs this year too.

With this in mind, Play in Pennsylvania composed by list of the top 10 moments of 2009 it makes for an interesting conversation today. This list is subjective and in no particular order.

1. Bryce Harper was preparing for the 2010 MLB Draft

The last time the Philadelphia Phillies played in the World Series, Bryce Harper hadn’t even played minor league baseball. The 2021 National League MVP just celebrated his 30th birthday on October 16.

In 2009, he was a student-athlete Las Vegas High School, getting his GED early (’09) to help him qualify for the next year’s MLB draft. He also appeared on a Sports Illustrated on the cover when the magazine ran a story comparing him NBA star LeBron James. The Washington Nationals took Harper #1 overall in 2010 and the outfielder/DH made his MLB debut two years later.

Harper signed with the Phillies as a free agent three seasons ago. Now he’s the talk of Philadelphia’s pro sports scene. Here’s a big reason why…

2. Will there be a sequel to The Hangover Phyllis?

Thus when The Philadelphia Phillies will be crowned World Series champions next week, probably with a Hangover celebration in Philadelphia the next day. You know the ones where the next day everyone calls in sick.

“The Hangover” also became one of the highest grossing films of 2009. The buddy movie focuses on three friends who lose their fiancé during their bachelor party in Vegas. Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms led the event

Honorary awards for the best films of 2009 went to “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” and “Avatar”. Ironically, the long-awaited sequel to Avatar will be released later this year.

3. Who remembers the iPhone 3GS?

Today, gamblers in Pennsylvania use iPhones to place bets with the help DraftKings Sportsbook and BetMGM applications. Imagine how these products would have looked on the iPhone 3GS (if the states had passed the legislation 13 years ago).

an apple has released several new and improved models since then, so we decided to dig up the iPhone 3GS product description.

Here’s a little blurb:

Apple today introduced the new iPhone™ 3GS, the fastest and most powerful iPhone ever, packed with incredible new features, including improved speed and performance—twice as fast as iPhone 3G—with longer battery life, a high-quality 3-megapixel camera with autofocus .

4. What is this Live! Philadelphia casino and hotel?

Who remembers the old Stadium district Holiday Inn? Way back when the Phillies were playing New York Yankees the World Series didn’t have slot machines or table games across the street from Citizens Bank Park. In fact, the Holiday Inn, which opened in 1974, wasn’t demolished until early 2019.

This cleared the way for live! Casino and hotel Philadelphia. The grand opening with fireworks took place in February 2021. In addition to restaurants, bars and live entertainment, Live! has its own FanDuel Sportsbook where #RedOctober rates are a hot topic.

5. Shocking news about Michael Jackson

Like every other year, celebrity deaths make big headlines. 2009 Wasn’t Bigger Than The King Of Pop Michael Jacksonwho passed away on June 25, 2009 at the age of 50.

It turned out to be one of the most controversial stories of the year, as Jackson’s death ended ordered the murder. Dr. Conrad MurrayJackson’s personal physician, would later be found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

6. Vice President Joe Biden

It seems a kind of irony that the current President of the United States there is Joe Biden. Political views aside, there is a direct connection to the White House between the 22nd and 2009. Ex President Barack Obama was sworn in on January 29, 2009. His vice president was a US senator from the state of Delaware named Biden.

Sure, there was a four-year gap between Biden’s two terms as vice president and his current position, but the political connection is hard to ignore.

7. The price of gasoline was below 3 dollars

Sometimes, when passing the local gas station sign, drivers glance at the price and say something like, “Gee, I remember when gas was under $3 a gallon.” By the way, 2009 was one of those years.

According to the US Energy Information Administration website, the average price of gas in October 2009 was just over $2.60 per gallon. That’s a big difference from the September 22 price of $3.82 a gallon.

8. Phillies 2022 and Yankees 2009 will forever be linked

The Philadelphia Phillies opened the 2022 season Joe Girardi as their leader. Rob Thomson, the current manager, was his coach on the bench. Before coming to Philadelphia, he spent ten years on the coaching staff of the New York Yankees.

This includes serving under Girardi as the Bronx Bombers third base coach during the ’09 World Series run. Since taking over as Phillies manager, Thomson has compiled a 65-46 regular season record and led the club to the National League Wild Card berth. The Phillies are now just four wins away from becoming World Series champions.

You could say that 2009 helped Thomson get to where he is today.

9. Eagles QB Jalen Hurts, a guy from Houston

Phyllis can be a topic of conversation City of brotherly love right now, but philadelphia sports fans are also very high defenders Jalen Hurts and 6-0 Philadelphia Eagles. Hurts, just 24 years old, is just getting started. This season alone, he has 1,514 passing yards with 12 touchdowns (six passing and six rushing).

However, Hurts was just 11 years old in 2009, and the idea of ​​becoming an NFL passer was just a pipe dream. This is before his time Channelview High School in Texas and his college holds back Alabama and Oklahoma. It looks like Hurts made the right career decision.

Hurts, on the other hand, is in a tough spot because he’s from Houston in this year’s World Series, but Philly is his new home. Also ironically, Hurts will lead the Eagles in Houston on Thursday Night Football against the Texans a day before The Phillies-Astros series returns to Houston for a potential game 6.

10. Dance to Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga and Jay-Z

With the Philadelphia Phillies generating all this buzz surrounding their 2022 theme song (“Dancing On My Own”), it seems only fitting that the greatest hits of 2009 make the list.

2009’s No. 1 single was “Boom Boom Pow.” The Black Eyed Peas. “Poker Face” by the author Lady Gaga became a No. 2 hit. Gaga has since won an Oscar Best original song.

Then it was “Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z which was released on October 20, 2009 – right around the time the Yankees played and beat the Phillies in the World Series.

However, don’t expect the Phillies to play any of these songs when the World Series parade rolls around next month. Expect more: