At the Brother's Two Lounge just south of Snyder Avenue on Broad Street in South Philly, hundreds of patrons erupted in celebration seconds after Brad Lidge struck out the final Ray and the Phillies became World Champs for the first time in 28 years. Then, at least half of those inside the bar headed for the coolers, started buying up as much beer as they could, and headed out to party on Broad Street.
Giovanni Gervasi and his friends jumped up from their seats and started spraying everyone in the bar with beer after the final pitch. "I can't explain my feelings right now," Gervasi said, jubilantly, beaming from ear to ear. "I'm taking a 40-ounce and going to Broad Street. I just want everyone to have fun and celebrate."
Enjoy it, Philadelphia! You've certainly waited long enough.