When I mentioned to one of my Ownercamp friends that I would be coming to Philadelphia to visit and catch a Phillies game, he offered to take care of things and get us “The Best Seats in America”. As you can see from the photos below, he obliged.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from Citizen’s Bank Park but it was a really nice ballpark experience. While it’s way out of the city (which isn’t the case with a lot of the newer parks that are right downtown) it’s pretty interesting to see a neighbourhood virtually dedicated to sports.
Seats were a few rows up from the field, along the 3rd baseline.
It’s my friend, the Philly Phanatic doing what it does best, dance!
Adam Laroche on 3rd, hoping to score.
I love the look of the lights as the sun starts to go down.
Citizens Bank Park scoreboard at sundown.
Span and Werth heading to the dug out at the end of the inning.
While the Nationals tried to make a comeback with runs in the 7th and 8th, the Phillies were in charge of this game from the 2nd inning onwards. From Sportsnet.ca:
“Jimmy Rollins homered twice and A.J. Burnett pitched 7 2/3 strong innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to their fifth straight victory, 6-2 over the Washington Nationals on Friday night.”
As the game was coming to an end my friends asked me if I’d had a Cheesesteak sandwich yet, and I hadn’t. They insisted that we head over to Tony Luke’s and end the game in classic Philadelphia fashion.
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