Phillies fans rush to pick up NLCS merchandise

Phillies fans across the Garden State are celebrating the team's win in the National League Championship Series.Fans were waiting for the Modell's store in Hamilton to open up at 6 a.m. Thursday to pick up merchandise for the team. The store's manager says the store was ready to go since it knew fans would be racing out for t-shirts, hats and other items.The federal government reported retail sales are down, but the store was reporting strong sales due to the big win. Several customers spent close to $200 on Phillies gear, according to store employees.The win marks the first time the Phillies have reached the World Series since 1993.

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