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It Isn’t Always Sunny in Philadelphia May 30, 2009

Last night, when the Phils battled the Nats, it was threatening rain; we had some good beer after a horrible week at work; we finally tried The Schmitter; we sat in no man’s land; Kathy O read Casey; Matt got a new hat; we took some self portraits; the seats were wet; I snuck some photos of Matt; Julius came out to play; I discovered my Phashion sense; Matt tried to take a decent photo of me; and the night was nice, factories and all.

The end.



















I never leave the game early. April 29, 2009

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Ever. Monday night’s game was thrilling. I’m glad I forced Matt not to leave in the 8th inning.


Jayson and Shane (we’re on a first name basis. And I wasn’t that close to the field. I zoomed way in.):
Shane and Jayson

Dollar Dog Night (I had one, Matt had three):

Phanatic and Hatfield Pig:

Jayson is 6 foot 5. I’m surprised he doesn’t crouch down more when he is at bat to make his strike zone smaller:

And the Phils come from behind for a win once again:

Self portrait of happy phans:

Click here for my other blog post on the game.


Phillies game FAIL! Boooo! April 20, 2009

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Tonight was our first “scheduled” Phillies game of the season. Dollar Dog Night. I was super excited. It started raining at around 9:00 this morning and continued throughout the day. By 5:00, when Matt came to get me at work, the game was still on, but by the time we drove down to the stadium by 6:00, the game was canceled. I was disappointed but relieved because it was cold and miserable and yucky. So we took advantage of already being in South Philly by exchanging tonight’s tickets for next Monday (also Dollar Dog Night) and using some of our gift certificates (that can only be used at the stadium box office–stupidest rule ever) to get tickets to two additional games. Score! And we have enough left to get either cheap seats for two more games, or great seats for one more game. We are leaning towards the great seats some time mid-summer.

Edit: Miss M. Boat to He**–I just realized that we are seeing the Phils play the Nats twice. That was completely by accident.



It’s a little premature but…two in a row? April 9, 2009

I am posting this in honor of the Phillies’ 12-11 win on Wednesday.

Philadelphia holds its breath


Trophy Tours at Temple March 24, 2009

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The World Series Trophy visited Temple today–fun!



Go Phils–let’s make it two years in a row!


Phillies Parade November 3, 2008

Matt and I went to the Phillies Parade during my lunch hour on Friday and didn’t see anything but excited Phans!

Racing from North Philly to get to the parade:

Along the way:
patriotic phans12th and Market


The best seats:

Racing back to North Philly:

SEPTA. This sign at Temple lies. The trains actually were full and not stopping. Some people had been there for 3 hours and the police had to come up to keep the peace. Luckily, I snuck on an Express and Matt picked me up at Fern Rock, where there were more stranded Phans. Not good.


World Fricking Champions.


For the History Books October 30, 2008

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And my own virtual log of the Phillies win, a list of stories and articles.

Phillies relish first World Series title in 28 years

Sports Illustrated


Philadelphia finally gets another title


After waiting two days, Philadelphia wins second championship

After painful wait, Phillies win World Series

I will keep adding to this…and I hope none of the links go bad.

Yay Phils!