My friend Kolbi IMed me when she was planning this game: "i was tryin to figure out which were the embarrassing seats -- was it the tuesday we went?"
See, she thinks it's funny to sit on the same level and immediately next to the bullpen bench. I think it's uncomfortable. HI BOYS. WE ARE HERE TO WATCH YOU PLAY BASEBALL. Add to that, Kolbi couldn't get there till right before gametime, so... what was I going to do? Go sit over there with the girl in the bouncing tube top?
Luckily my cousin Catherine and her friend Drew came to the game, and Catherine took my camera and took a million pictures of Beachy (seriously, over 30). But let's look at everyone...
That really is how close we were sitting. I mean, there IS a tiny bit of aisle / stairs there, but you see why it feels so close?! BECAUSE IT IS CLOSE.
The last couple of Phillies series, we've been sitting near some really amusing fans that I don't always see in the section. They like to taunt Hunter Pence for being extraordinarily twitchy. (I approve of this.) Here is a little HP discomfort for you...
During one half-inning, we counted every time he tugged/touched anything in his pelvic and thigh region. He pulled on things 83 times. That's a bit excessive. Someone replace his Five Hour Energy with some water now and then, okay? It's for his health!
Full gallery here. Wednesday's pics will be posted soon! Thanks for the tickets, Kolbi, even if they were embarrassingly close to the bullpen bench. Please stop talking about getting season tickets there now. :D