Thursday, August 23, 2012

Fun at the Phillies...

On Tuesday evening, Eric and I had the chance to go to Philadelphia to a Phillies game, thanks to our friends and neighbors, who had season tickets that they weren't using.

When I was in middle school/high school, I was obsessed with the Phillies.  I listened to every game on the radio (no TV) and memorized the players stats.  My hero was Manny Trillo, the gold glove 2nd baseman from Venezuela...born 12/25/50...6' 4"...164 lbs...I still remember.  Need I say more about being obsessed?!   A bit unusual for a girl, but I had so much fun!  This was Eric's first major league game, and my first time in 20+ years.  I'd been a couple of times to games in the old Veterans Stadium, but this was my first trip to Citizens Bank Park...

It was a great night for a ball game.  The weather was just about perfect...just a little cloudy, but not at all cold.  We didn't need the sweatshirts that we'd packed in our bag.  There was a sort of electricity in the air...I don't know how else to describe it.

The Phillies played the Cincinnati Reds.  It was a great effort by pitcher Cliff Lee, but once again he had to leave the game winless.

We had great seats, right along the third base line...

The Phillie Phanatic was entertaining as usual...getting the crowd pumped up...

Shooting free hot dogs into the crowd...doesn't the security guy look thrilled?

We got to see a local guy who made it to the big leagues.  Chris Heisey came in late in the game to play left field for the Reds...

It got late...

But we stayed awake!  No problem for Eric, he's a teenager.  And really, who would fall asleep at a ball game?  It was the drive home that got me...

So thanks, Craig and Anne for giving us the opportunity to get away and have some fun in Philadelphia!  We had a blast!


  1. Awesome!
    What a fun evening.
    Generous friens too :)


  2. Good for you Alica for taking time off from the black and white girls to go see a baseball game. I'm not a baseball fan but I can appreciate that you are a fan. I can see a sea of red in the stands. Have a great weekend. JB

  3. Looks like ya'll had a great time! I love going to baseball games, even little league!! LOL!!

  4. Summer evening at the ball park. Something crazy magic about a crowd like that. Perfect way to enjoy some time away. Even better to get seats at a game for your favorite team.

  5. Oh what fun!! I was a Cincinnati Reds fan myself. I used to watch baseball and listen to it. I don't follow it anymore. My husband wasn't into those things and I guess I just gave it up. I still get excited when it is the world series though.
    I loved baseball.

  6. Looks like fun! Glad you enjoyed yourselves!

  7. That's pretty awesome...a great time for you and your son...those are the memories he will remember!


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