Sunday, May 20, 2007


I went up to visit my parents and go to a Phillies game this weekend. The game was actually a lot of fun, despite a) several briefs spurts of rain, b) temperatures in the low 60s, c) horribly behaved kids in our section, d) a complete jerk behind us who seemed to take real joy out of making his wife/girlfriend sound like an idiot, and e) a 13-2 loss. At least it was evident early on that they were going to lose, so we could just sit back and chuckle at how ugly it was. And the hyperactive kids and the jerk behind us left mid-game, which made things MUCH more enjoyable.

Anyway, some pre-game prep:
Rolling up the tarp

Cleaning up the pitcher's mound
(You can see them laying the base lines here. They have a narrow box with chalk in it, which they set on the ground and hit with hammers, and it deposits the chalk line. I think it's the coolest thing ever.)


Anonymous said...

I can't remember which blog I read it on, but have you heard about the Phillies Stitch & Pitch night?

Pheelya said...

Sounds like you had an interesting time at the game. It was really nice to meet you the other night. I had come across your blog a few times :)