Ugh. The fantastic fightin’ Phils are in first place but of course they had to lose miserably today. To add salt to the wound, the game was supposed to be at 7:05 but because (stupid) Fox wanted to air the game, they changed the game time to 3:55. In the middle of this weekend’s 90+ degree heatwave. Matt was a good sport–I gave him a hat and we drank beers. I took lots of pictures.
Citizens Bank Park:
The start of the game:
I’m still happy because the game hasn’t started yet:
I always seem to have the zoom on when I try to take self-portraits of us and then I do OK:
They had a free Hot Tamale and Mike & Ike giveaway–we stuffed my bag:
Philadelphia sports fans are awesome. I love them. I can yell and heckle and say “Take him out!” when a pitcher is sucking and no one cares.
I loved this shot–especially the guy with the 2007 jersey:
This klassy girl had on a wife beater and bright red bra:
Adorable kid fan! My dad started taking me to games when I was about four, so I love seeing little kids who are excited about the games!
Then the game started. It was a nightmare!! Here was the scoreboard early on (yes, the D’backs got 8 runs in the 4th inning):
It was Randy Johnson vs. the Phils. Johnson has been pitching for a million years. He’s known in Philly for throwing a fastball over the head of Phillies 1st baseman John Kruk at the 1993 All-Star Game in Baltimore. Randy pitched really well, and then actually got a double and hit in two runs–before this he had a .095 batting average. Awesome. Here are some shots of Johnson at bat and on second base:
The game drove me to drink:
And stretch and get antsy and angry:
But, there’s always the Phanatic and Phanovision to keep people happy and distracted from the game!
I have no idea what the knights were doing there. But guess who else was there? Caitlin’s husband JP––so hysterical!!
(Check out Caitlin’s awesome website here.)
I love the Kissing cam:
Our trash after the game:
The final score was 10-4. So sad. Here are the disappointed fans walking to the subway after the game–at least we had company: