I think the difference between 2009 and 1993 is that in 2009, we were the current champions, having won the WS in 2008. We almost expected to win again in 2009. The team probably was improved over the 2008 team. Not winning was a let down. In 1993, we were the surprise team. I think the Phillies were a last place team in 1992. Just getting to the WS was a huge surprise to the baseball world. Yes, it was crushing to not win in 1993, but after the dust settled, it was still a very memorable season.
Now I certainly am not saying that just getting to the WS is good enough this year, but we do have to admit, most of us did not expect to see the Phillies in the World Series in 2022. Dare we hope that this miracle season can continue on to a world championship? You never know, it just might.
But even if the Astros do go on to win this series, I do not anticipate the let down and disappointment of losing to the Yankees in 2009. 2022 is going to be remembered as a very memorable and loved season by most Phillies phans.