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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Phillies! And stuff

OK, not many posts the past few days, but there's good reasons:
- Phillies
- Election
- New web site

Phillies parade recap, in case you missed it:

Gotta talk about the Phillies: what a ride! I didn't get into any of the games, but was lucky enough to snag a parade press pass.
I don't think I have ever seen so many people, with the possible exception of the 100th anniversary Brooklyn Bridge fireworks twenty-something years ago. Most were happy and not too drunk (can't say the same for Chase Utley), with the exception of the 'fan' who lobbed a full glass champagne bottle into the media bus. No injuries, luckily.
Getting into the city wasn't bad, if you boarded the SEPTA train in Lansdale. I sincerely apologize to all the people that were stranded on the other station platforms as we rode by. We all tried to do the right thing by taking the train; some lucked out and others did not.
Getting home was a bit harder; I caught the Broad Street subway JUST before the mad rush and crammed into a pot-smelling subway car. Then I spent two hours in Suburban Station, but I actually got a seat on the train which was good because I wore out my knee and could barely stand. Made it home in time for trick-or-treats.
I also have to thank all the fans that showed up at Main and Broad Streets in Lansdale the night of the final win. It was a great crowd; no obnoxious, slobbering drunks or crime. Just alot of happy people enjoying the win together. I wasn't sure if anybody would even show up; it's good to see that something besides traffic wrecks and blizzards can bring neighbors together, even if just for an hour or two.


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