Thursday, October 30

we are the champions!

I went back to Philadelphia yesterday afternoon. It was totally worth a second trip, though it was eerie to sit in the same seats with the same people around us. The guy who gave me my rally towel told me that this was like Groundhog Day. Yeah, it was like we'd never left.
The crowd was about 100 times more enthusiastic than on Monday. (Not being drenched makes a big difference in one's morale) We barely sat down, and were quickly hoarse from the chanting and yelling.Did you hear that we won? Not just the game, but the WORLD SERIES!??We took the subway back to where we'd parked near Spring Garden Street, and when we emerged from the station there were tons of people streaming down Broad Street to City Hall. Everyone was honking and cheering. I thought that they only celebrated like this in Europe; clearly my teams don't win often enough!The parade is tomorrow. I don't think I'll be going back down to Philly for a third time this week; I think I actually need to go to work...

4 comments:

Terra said...

Congratulations!! I'm glad you made it back so you could have the experience you really wanted.

knithound brooklyn said...

Yay! And Dad got to wear the hat again!!

OonieBird said...

I LOVE that you were there! It seems so fitting. You should have knit hundreds of those hats to sell at the stadium - you could retire!!

Thalia said...

Congrats!

When the Red Sox won a few years ago, when we'd been waiting so many years to win...Boston erupted like Philly did. I wasn't there, but my sister called me as she was walking around, and people were pouring into the streets, honking horns, strangers were hugging each other...amazing. I'm glad you got to celebrate in the thick of it!