Thursday, August 6, 2009

Philadelphia Phillies!

We went to a Phillies game and had a great time! For those that don't know, they were the 2008 World Series champs, so they seem to have a huge following around here. I hadn't been to a baseball game since I lived in Baltimore a few years ago and glad we were able to find tickets online.

Highlights - They won 10-1! Jack Nicholson was in attendance at the game (see picture of him on the jumbotron below)

Lowlights - We went to happy hour before the game. It was our first negative Philly experience. I don't even remember the name of the place, as I've just blocked it out of my mind. First, they didn't have cranberry juice to make me a Cosmo. The bartender couldn't think of another drink to make me, so I settled for a glass of wine. Then, they advertise with a sign by the bar that they give out free subway tokens if you're going to a Phillies game on game day. Nope, they didn't have any tokens and haven't for awhile according to the owner. Well then why don't you take your sign down?? Lastly, the men's bathroom was out of order so J had to go to the adjacent hotel to use the restroom. Needless to say we wont' be going back there.

Ok back to the game - It was sold out and we had a great time. The fans weren't too rowdy, but there weren't many Cubs' fans near us, so I'm sure that helped. I've heard horror stores about Philadelphia Eagles fans. I indulged in some typical baseball food and had a pretzel.

I'm not sure if we'll make it to anymore baseball games this season, but we plan to try and find some Eagles and 76ers tickets during the winter/fall.

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