Originally posted on Buzz On Broad  |  Last updated 1/30/13
Last season, the Phillies found themselves in a huge hole heading into the last two months of the season. After the return of stars Chase Utley and Ryan Howard, the team started to click and made an improbable push towards the playoffs. The excitement that had been missing from the team almost all season had returned, and it looked like the Fightins had at least a small chance of clinching a playoff birth for the sixth season in a row. The team ultimately fell short, finishing third in the National League East with a record of 81-81. The months of August and September, when the Phillies forgot about how badly the beginning of the season went and focused on team success, really showed that the 2012 Phillies had character and wouldn't surrender. There is no word yet on when the yearbook will air on tv, but it is available on DVD through MLB.com for $17.99. Check out the preview for the video. CJ Burns is a lead contributor for Buzz on Broad. Follow him on Twitter @CJBurns215
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