Mike's gameface and smileface are so different - love it! And, can I just say, I'm pretty tired of people saying he doesn't belong in our rotation. He clearly does. He's had a rough inning here and there but for the most part he's been awesome. Seems like Glavine always gave up runs in the first but then he settled in and now? Now his number is hanging in the rafters at Turner Field.
The best part about Phillies games over the past year has been heckling Hunter Pence. Well, "heckling" sounds rude. We aren't hating on him. There's a whole group of fans who sit in right field and are really amused at / baffled by how twitchy he is. When he windmills his arms, we yell "ay-yo!" at him. Even a couple of the bullpen boys were doing it yesterday. Super fun!!
So of course, Kolbi wanted to 1. sit in her favorite seats in RF, 2. heckle HP, 3. wear her hubby's O'Flaherty shirt, and 4. watch BP with me. All that sounds well and good... until she started hooting at and waving at all the boys. I'm gonna make her and Tammy go to a game together and they can hoot till their hearts are content. (And I'll stay home that day.)
Took more pictures during BP than the game. We were busy watching for windmills. Sorry! Here are some of the good ones...
It's really not so bad out there, JJ. The fans are fun. People scream a lot when you run in. You get to hang out in the AC in the back room. Eddie was slipped a fat bag of golden Oreos last night - hopefully he shared with you. And can you heckle Hunter Pence from the dugout bench?! No, probably not. But you can out in right field!
Gallery here. I sure wish I could be at every game this homestand! This game was pretty fun. :)
Thanks for the ticket, Kolbi! Hopefully I can repay you (more) soon. ;)