In 1980, the Phillies won their first World Series. My grandfather died of cancer three weeks before they achieved it.
In 2008, the Phillies won their second World Series. My father just died of cancer this weekend, about three months after they achieved it.
Much as I hate to say it, if this is what the Phillies winning the World Series does to my family, I hope they never do it again.
I'm heading back to Philly this weekend for the funeral. At this rate, I'm going to have enough frequent flyer miles to go to Jupiter soon.