Sunday, October 26, 2008

Steve Irwin's Revenge

I am a lifelong Phillies fan, and since I'm pretty old, that's a long time. When the Phillies won the World Series in 1980, I had just gotten married and moved to upstate New York. My husband was working second shift, and I sat in my apartment alone watching and crying and wishing I could be there for the victory parade.

Now, I sit in Texas and watch them battle it out again. Too far away from Philly to participate, but not too far to cheer on my favorite team again. My oldest son was home from college this weekend, and we all got to watch them beat the Rays last night in one of the more bizarre finishes I have ever seen. Love the Philly crowds - there are no better fans in any sport (contrary to what opposing teams may say). Now, just two more games to win..... they have to do it!

I was back in Philly last May and went to a game at Citizen's Bank Park. Incredible place. The last time I was in Philly, Vet Stadium and JFK Stadium were still there. Yes, it's been way too long.

Win this one for the Gipper.... err, make that "Win this one for the Croc Hunter!"