The coolest part of the parade so far is what happens once it passes: The fans move from the sidewalks and move right into the middle of the street to celebrate some more. Hey, look, the sea of red kinda looks like Symphony House! Okay, um, kinda.
Councilman Jim Kenney’s resolution calls on the league to change its rules to require at least one day game during the playoffs and the World Series. This year’s series World Series games all started around 8:30 p.m. The resolution, approved by Council, said day games would ensure that “youths can share in the excitement of these games and we can preserve the next generation of baseball fans.” The resolution also noted that some games ended after midnight, meaning young fans had to go to bed not knowing the final score.
Ahh, yes, perhaps we can start the games at around 1 or 2 p.m., so our youths can share in the excitement of skipping school to watch the World’s Series!
Update 2: “All inbound Regional Rail service is suspended as of 1pm until further notice. There is no southbound BSL service south of Race/Vine.” Take public transportation down to the stadium for the parade, they say. Whoops!
Tonight, Hamels will be on QVC shilling stuff! Set your DVRs!
As part of the agreement, Hamels… will appear on QVC Friday between 8 and 11 p.m., during which time Mounted Memories and MAB Celebrity Sports will be selling a full line of World Series items including a selection of products signed by the pitcher.
Three hours hawking products on QVC! Now that’s a great way to spend your Friday night after winning World Series MVP.
It’s Parade Day! Yes, folks: Today, for the first time ever, the city of Philadelphia will have a parade.
Okay, so maybe not. But this will be the first time in 25 years a sports team will get a parade in Philadelphia. If you haven’t been paying attention, the Philadelphia Phillies recently became the first pro baseball team to land on the moon. Hence the celebration!
A million billion people will be in the city today to celebrate the team of nine strangers who play in South Philly; it starts at noon at 20th and Market and will get down to the stadiums by about 1:45. Ooh, I’m totally sure Ferko String Band is going to win this year!
Hey kids! Pumped about the Phillies? Don’t waste your time buying the official merchandise; that’s for big time liberal rich folk. And don’t bother with that Why Can’t Us merchandise either. How dare someone capitalize on a catchphrase and give all the money to charity.
What you really need is some bootleg Why Can’t Us merch — a rubber duck, no less!
What would a World Series be without rallying cries and symbols? Past years gave us Rocktober, the Rally Monkey and Homer Hankies.
This year the Philadelphia Phillies have adopted a rubber duck and the slogan, “Why can’t us?”
Somebody from Radnor has 100 of these to sell, so, um, get ‘em while they’re hot.