LOS ANGELES - Bill Giles is honorary president of the National League. It's strictly an honorary position. His sole duty is to present the Warren Giles trophy to the National League champion.
Last night, Giles presented the trophy named for his father to the team he co-owns.
"I thought I would end up crying like I used to do," Giles said later, standing on the field at Dodger Stadium. "But I tried to hold my emotions."
It was a surreal scene out there. A man held up a Ya Gotta Believe banner. Another wore a red Simon Gratz High sweatshirt. The visiting dugout was surrounded by delirious Phillies fans. Players came out to the field holding champagne bottles and beer cans.