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"I want them to have to sit around, too," he said.
The Phillies took the day off after flying back from the West Coast early Thursday morning following a night of partying at Dodger Stadium. They'll practice Friday and Saturday at Citizens Bank Park, but haven't made further plans.
Dozens of fans greeted the Phillies when they returned home and a championship-starved city enjoyed the day-after glow. Fans here don't get a chance to celebrate much and they relished every second of it Wednesday night.
They banged pots in pans in the streets of South Philadelphia, carrying on a neighborhood tradition. They gathered on Broad Street, honking horns and climbing poles. Thousands of fans took to the streets in Northeast Philadelphia, jumping on cars and cheering wildly.
The Phillies fully understand the magnitude of their victory. They realize they carry the hope of a long-suffering, passionate town that has waited 25 years for a championship. Not since the NBA's 76ers won it all in 1983 has anyone around here had reason to puff out their chests and brag about their team really being No. 1.
Now, the Phillies are just four wins away from winning the second World Series title in the team's 126-year history and giving all those fans exactly what they want.
"We have one step to go," Victorino said. "We're happy to be here. We're happy to be NL champs and we have one more step to go."
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