Aug 2, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT
The Phillies suffered another ugly loss on Thursday night because Jonathan Papelbon did something Brad Lidge didn’t do in the entire 2008 season: blow a save.
Lidge was in Philadelphia yesterday to sign a one-day contract and officially retire as a member of the Phillies. In perhaps the best moment of the evening, after showing a brief montage of the 2008 World Series-clinching strikeout of Eric Hinske as called by the legendary Harry Kalas, Lidge came out from the bullpen one last time and made his way to the mound to throw out the ceremonial first pitch to none other than Carlos Ruiz. It was a pretty special moment.
Then the game started.
You can watch Lidge trot out from the pen last night here. And he talks about retirement below.
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