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Five reasons the Phillies didn't repeat

Howard's offensive woes, underproductive bullpen among culprits in Series defeat

Originally Published: November 4, 2009
By Jorge Arangure Jr. | ESPN The Magazine

PHILADELPHIA -- During the offseason, Shane Victorino often saw the replay of his sprint to the mound after the Phillies recorded the final out to win the World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays last year. Several cameras had focused on him as Brad Lidge struck out the Rays' Eric Hinske. Victorino jumped in the air and then ran to the infield to celebrate with his teammates.

This offseason, he figures he'll once again be the focus of World Series highlights, but for different reasons. ...

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