Monday, May 08, 2006

Phillies sweep Bonds


The San Francisco Bondses visited Philadelphia this weekend. The series was brimming with media storylines. The Philadelphia fans responded by packing Citizens Bank Park like sardines in a tin. The average attendance was 40,000 as compared to the usual 28,000 that come to non-Bonds baseball games. I guess it makes sense. Instead of saying that they went to a baseball game over the weekend, people can say they saw Bonds chase history. This guy for some reason felt that this sign had to be seen. Bonds was chasing Ruth's record. Bonds was visiting the notoriously rowdy Philadelphia blah blah blah blah.

The big story is that the Phillies have won eight in a row. This winning streak has salvaged a possible disastrous season. There is still hope that I can watch my first baseball playoff series in 13 years. The Mets come to town and with a sweep the Phillies will be a game behind them. Billy Wagner's presence should elicit some negative crowd reaction after he took a few shots at the team and perhaps, hopefully there will be a reappearance of the "Char" sign.

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