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Why I Love the Phillies – Mike

Posted by Brian Michael, Fri, October 19, 2012 09:03 AM | Comments: 4
Fun Stuff, Why I Love the Phillies

I was an 8 year old growing up in Chicago when my dad took me to a Cubs/Phillies doubleheader in 1950. The Cubs stunk, even back then, but none of them would sign my scorecard. Seeing my disappointment, my dad took me over to the Phillies side between games and when the teams came back out, one of the Phillies (none of whom I knew), saw my outstretched hand and stopped to sign my scorecard. He looked down at me and asked if I was a Phillie fan? I gasped “Yes Sir!” That Phillie was Robin Roberts and today, 62 years later, I am still a Phillie Phanatic. Anyone who says professional athletes are not role models, just ask me.

- Mike

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  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    That’s a good job, Mike. Some guys get it, some guys don’t, and Robin Roberts, by many accounts, and maybe all, was one who did. I had the pleasure of playing Little League ball as a teammate of Robbie’s son Danny. Never had the pleasure of meeting his dad, but Danny was good people, and I always assumed the product of a good home. Curt Simmons kid (Tommy) also. Totally on board with your sentiment about the brief meetings average Joe types have with athletes, and how influential they can be for a very long period. I bet if Danny read your note, all these years later, it’d add a dimension of proud to his memories of Robin.

    It;s kind of funny how it at least seems like every sample from the I Love the Phillies contest is an entry from someone who grew up outside the Delaware Valley. Those peeps are products of unique experiences, helping form the national following the Phils have developed over the many years. But there’s something also unique about having grown up in Philly, and following the Phils. Maybe it’s not as outside the area driven as it seems, but I’m surprised we don’t seem to have read any samples from any local folk. No big deal, just a little surprising.

     
  • Posts: 0 Bohemian Rhapsody

    Is this the real life Is this just fantasy Caught in a landslide, No escape from reality Open your eyes, Look up to the skies and see

    Pence’s expression when opening his eyes and realizing that he had caught the ball….priceless!

     
  • Posts: 0 Mary Pat

    One thing I’ve always been so proud of is the character of the Phillies players. It’s not only kids who appreciate them. As a 54-year old woman, I can unapologetically say that they are my heroes.

     
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