Sunday, August 14, 2016

Alumni Weekend and a Grand Slam!


For Phillies' baseball fans, Alumni Weekend is always an exciting time in Philadelphia. Former players (many who are honored on the Phillies Wall of Fame) from Jim Bunning (pitched a perfect game in 1964) to Pat Burrell (from our 2008 World Series team) attend the three day event.



The festivities began on Friday evening with Jim Thome, former first baseman and hitter extraordinaire, receiving his plaque on the Phillies Wall of Fame. 










Once the speeches were completed, Thome's daughter, Lila, delivered an awesome rendition of our country's national anthem. 




Then, just when fans thought the evening couldn't get any more exciting, Ryan Howard comes up to bat and hits the fourteenth Grand Slam of his career. Yay, Ryan! Phillies beat the Colorado Rockies, 10-6.


Have a good week, Everyone!


(photos c/o facebook.com/phillies)

10 comments:

  1. I'm thrilled for you because I know you love your Phillies.

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    1. Yep! Me and those Phillies have been through the best of times...and the worst of times. Thanks, Morgan, for visiting.

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  2. So happy your Phillies won. It gives you as well as the rest of Philadelphia a high.

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    1. A great baseball weekend! Thanks, Marion, for stopping by today!

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    1. Phillies' fans haven't had too much to be excited about this season, but Alumni Weekend was a thrill. Thanks, Kim, for visiting.

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  4. When I was a kid, I loved the Baltimore Orioles and Jim Palmer, but these days, I don't watch on television or go to any of the games. You show some really great pics to get everyone motivated to hang out, and I love them! Hugs...RO

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    1. Jim Palmer -- one of the greats! Thanks, RO, for visiting!!

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  5. Go Phillies! I've never had a favorite team. But now I do, thanks to you!

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    1. Thanks, Red. On behalf of Phillies' fans everywhere, welcome!

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