Today, October 20th, marks our first frost in the near suburbs of Philadelphia. This is good news as finally that pesky zebra mosquito is gone ’til next Spring. But sadly so are my final homegrown tomatoes.
Sleep should be better this fall than last. My beloved Sox couldn’t pull off another game 7 win which means despite the local Phillies being in the WS, I get to go to bed before midnight over the course of the next 10 days.
My wife and I were given a wonderful gift of Red Sox/Phillies tickets for today’s game. Had great seats and enjoyed most of it since the Red Sox won–even without 3 of their biggest stars in the lineup. The weather held and wasn’t too hot. It was nice to enjoy it kidless as well!
A couple of observations. People drink WAAAY too much. We were surrounded by 20 somethings who pounded the beer. 6, 7, 8 beers (each costing $6.50). No wonder they had to get up after every half inning to pee. Second, Philly fans weren’t too nice to us but they could have been much worse given the history of the Philly mean-spirited fan. Choice words were said about Boston and Boston fans but none directly to our face. I did worry given the amount of alcohol consumed. Finally, the park has quite a nice feel and I’m not sure their is a bad seat in the house. Lastly, the Phillies fans really booed JD Drew. Didn’t help as he was 4 for 5 with a 3 run homer.