On the Road Again
The Phillies have a 7 1/2 game lead in the National League East with 17 games to play. Hey, not even the Mets could blow that!
I’m guessing if the Phillies play well in Atlanta and Florida they clinch next weekend in Milwaukee. Anybody have any predictions on the date? First prize for the first person to pick the correct date is … pride. Yes, pride, the greatest prize of all, especially when there is no prize to give.
The Phillies open a 10-game road trip tonight with a three-game series in Atlanta, and that means one thing …
The Braves organist.
Don’t know the Braves organist? Listen closely tonight when the Phillies are hitting. He sits behind the visiting media in the Turner Field pressbox and plays walk-up music to the opposing hitters. Usually the music is a play off their name or something else about them. Now this might not sound highly entertaining to you, but then you’ve never been me. It doesn’t take much to get me excited. I’m from Wisconsin. We have a polka station in suburban Milwaukee. But during the first trip to Atlanta this year, I asked the guy if he could play some Michael McDonald (inside joke). He ended up playing the Doobie Brothers’ “Takin’ It to the Streets” every time Greg Dobbs hit. Get it? Dobbs. Doobie.
Hey, not every song works, although that one worked for me.