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The defending World Series champions, the Philadelphia Phillies, put up a good fight in defending their title, but just couldn’t hold off the irresistible force known as the New York Yankees. In the process of losing, the team hailing from the City of Brotherly Love let down one of their biggest fans – unified communications VAR Alteva, which lost a bet to Big Apple rival Stage 2 Networks.

Under the terms of wager, the folks at Alteva donned Yankees’ gear and took pictures of themselves in front of the Rocky statue at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. They also presented Stage 2 with authentic Philadelphia pretzels.

Louis Hayner, VP of Sales and Mark Marquez, Vice President of Technology for Alteva show their support for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Photo of Shame. Alteva don’s Yankees fan wear and congratulate Stage 2 Networks CEO, Joseph P. Gillette with the company’s pretzel winnings in front of the Rocky statue at the Philadelphia Museum of Art after the Yankees defeated the Phillies in the 2009 MLB World Series.

Louis Hayner, VP of Sales for Alteva congratulates Stage 2 Networks CEO, Joseph P. Gillette.

Stage 2 Networks cashes in on its “dough.”

Stage 2 was fortunate that the Bronx Bombers captured their 27th World Series title. Had the Phillies managed to extend their championship rein for another year, the folks at Stage 2 would have faced the humiliation of donning Phillies gear and presenting Alteva with New York bagels in Time Square.