Why I Love the Phillies – Scott

Posted by Brian Michael, Sat, February 02, 2013 10:20 AM | Comments: 2
Why I Love the Phillies

When I was young and growing up in the suburbs I always enjoyed the Phillies, I used to stay up in bed and listen to my transistor radio when they were on a West Coast road trip. Even though they are known as the team that has lost more than any other franchise I have always loved the Phillies even now.

The funny thing to me now is that my little brother never liked the Phils when he was a kid, but now does. As time has gone by I have moved all of the way to Colorado, but following the Phils has kept my connection with the team even now, and I even used to go to the games at Veterans Stadium with my friends and my mother. I remember riding the bus, the El and then the subway to get to the games, what great memories.

- Scott

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  • Posts: 0 Bart Shart

    Nice memories, Scott. I remember when I was young and going to old Connie Mack Stadium with my brother and my friends. Always a treat, always an adventure and back then the Phils were not very good. The ballpark was picturesque, much like Citizens Bank Part. But the neighborhood at Connie Mack was a little dicey. I enjoyed theVet but it reminded me of a huge shopping mall, somewhat sterile and plain. The memories last a lifetime and they are good memories.

    I lived in South Jersey way back when. Thanks for sharing.

  • Posts: 0 Righteous Robert

    The Phillies and Ballentine Beer.that was their slogan in the not so great 1964 season.
    I first enjoyed beer at the age of 11 in 1961 as my Grandmother got it.
    I attended my first Phillies game at Shibe Park/Connie Mack stadium
    just 4 days after the birth of Barry Bonds and the game was against the SF Giants.
    Phillies won the game with a 3 run homer from Catcher Gus Triandos.
    The Phillies pitcher was Hall of Famer Jim Bunning.
    My Dad took me to the Perfect Game seeing what would become a Hall Pitcher.
    I saw about 10 games at Connie Mack.
    The one time I stayed at my Grandmother’s in Manayunk section of Philly
    and I got my Dad to drop me off at the stadium and that was the right time I was
    on my own and I was 15 or 16.
    I guess you could call that Child Neglect today.
    I attended the 1st ever game at the VET with my Dad as I just got back from Vietnam.
    Then 5 of us including my Two brothers attended the Last game at the VET.

    Reparations for Vietnam Vets
    Righteous Robert
    Baltimore Bob

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