10/16/08 1:46 AM ET
Philly fans celebrate World Series berth
Rejoicing faithful take to Philadelphia's streets in droves
By Kevin Horan / MLB.com
"I can only imagine what it's going to be like when we land, how excited the people are going to be and who's going to be there to see us," center fielder Shane Victorino said. "It's going to be a fun time."It was a celebration in Philadelphia for everyone involved. Red-and-white clad Phillies fans hooted, hollered and sprayed their beverages at McFadden's Restaurant at Citizens Bank Park. After the game ended, Philadelphia's local FOX station showed overhead shots of the city's streets, filled with overjoyed fans. The station reported that police had not encountered any major problems. "I'm sure they're celebrating," pitcher Cole Hamels said. "We'll be able to celebrate with them in the next couple days or so." Victorino had a message for the Philadelphia faithful. "We're still not done," he said. "This means a lot, but they don't want to stop here. They want a championship. They don't want to just get close. If we don't win that championship, they won't be happy. Be ready to go."
Kevin Horan is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Anthony DiComo, Matthew Leach and Ken Mandel contributed to this report. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.