I said in an earlier post (8.8.08) that I felt this was a LUCKY year. 8 is my lucky number and not only are the Penn State Nittany Lions undefeated but now the Philadelphia Phillies just WON the World Series! WooHoo! I must admit I am not a huge baseball fan. I've seen the Philadelphia Phillies play in the past and they never seemed to win! haha. Seriously, the last time they won a World Series was in 1980! I was only 4 years old and don't believe I watched that game either. But I had to post this exciting event in history because I consider Philadelphia to be my second home. I attended a small Penn State campus there, worked my internship at an opera company in Fairmount Park and participated in many art/drama events in the City of Brotherly Love. It is also very special to me because it played a huge part the night Chris proposed to me on December 21, 2002. I love Philadelphia and can't wait to take my children there to learn about it's history and of course watch some shows on Broad Street!
Going back to our very own Reading Phillies...every summer we end up seeing the Reading Phillies play at least once while attending a company picnic or other social event at the local ballpark. It's always fun to get together with friends/co-workers, eat yummy picnic food and watch fireworks after the games.
The Philadelphia Phillies also have a funny and crazy mascot named The Phanatic. He reminds me of a Jim Henson MUPPET! Who knows...maybe Chris and I will take the kiddies to see a "real" Phillies game and hopefully have them meet this fun mascot in person! What do you think...isn't he cute?! :)
Congratulations 2008 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES!