I was lucky enough to attend the Phillies game on Friday. It was my first playoff game. The invitation call lasted about 10 seconds.
The seats were in the Hall of Fame Section. A sell out crowd. The electricity was amazing.
Of course the boys had to make it far too interesting. The game was a welcome diversion from work, the market and even campaign activities.
There was one loud intoxicated, Dodger fan, sportin' a Manny shirt. Why would you?
I'm convinced a guy who does that must the need to be center of attention or is woefully inadequate in bed. Eventually, security told him to pipe down or she would not be responsible for his safety.
The game had a whacky start time of 4:30. The weather was a perfect 70 degrees. Indian summer in the Northeast. My companions and I were thrilled to be at Citizen Park watching the Phils in October. Always optimistic in April, totally basking in the reality of a fall outing.
After Moyer's dreadful game and watching tonight's game unfold..........
Friday seems like a distant memory.
Update: Victorino and Matt Stairs hit Home Runs. Stairs just crushed that pitch....ah Matt Stairs? The Phillies picked him up at the end of August. Hooray for us...
Top of the 8th, the Phillies are up by 2....