Take Me Out to the Ballgame

A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending my second ever Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park. Not only was it a chance to cheer on my favorite baseball team and to watch Brett Myers through a complete game shutout, but it was a great chance to catch up with some of my friends from high school (B, Mazzuco (post high school friend), the Braunster, T, and Kosydar). Paul (the Braunster) got the ball rolling on the idea when he realized that he would be in town for some sort of Chemistry convention. It really worked out quite well as we all converged at the corner of Pattison Avenue and Citizens Bank Way. A bonus was that it was Chase Utley bobblehead night.

In the aftermath of Jimmy Rollin‘s comments about Philly fans on one of the late night talk shows, the stands were full of BOOs whenever Jimmy came to the plate or did something in the field. We had fun turning this into an opportunity to BOO WILLEM – an inside joke, but one that will last forever. These are the kinds of memories that we’ll be talking about for years. I’m looking forward to making this a tradition (hint, hint).

(One more thing, I took the subway from Fern Rock to Pattison Ave., and it is the way to go. I’ll certainly consider this mode of transportation again. You can’t beat $2.90 for a round trip fare along with free parking!)

Until the next post, LET’S GO PHILLIES!!!