The 2008 World Series Champion Philadelphia Phillies had a special treat for fans of Bloomsburg University this past Friday afternoon.

The 2008 World Series trophy made a scheduled stop at our Kehr Union Ballroom for fans to take pictures, greet the Philly Fanatic and for a special opportunity to meet radio announcer Tom McCarthy. The Phillies are repaying their beloved fans, whom have been with them since the start of the season with a trophy tour presented by Neve Pharmaceuticals and Comcast SportsNet.

Battling the cold weather, fans stood in line for over four hours for an opportunity to catch a glimpse of history. “It’s a piece of history, its amazing they would come to Bloomsburg University,” said Junior Anthony Trutt. “We may never get another opportunity at this again”.

The Philadephia Phillies top off their season by defeated the Tampa Bay Rays to capture the World Series Trophy for the first time in 28 years. In 1980, the Phillies, then led by Pete Rose, Tug Mcgraw and Hall of Fame third basemen and 1980 World Series MVP Mike Schmidt, captured the World Series Trophy defeating the Kansas City Royals in six games.

The next stops on the World Series Trophy Tour will be Wednesday, January 27 from 2-4 p.m at Prescott Banquet Hall in Lebanon PA, Friday January 30 at the Philadelphia Convention Center, and this Saturday January 31 at Moorestown Mall from noon to 1:30.