On the Road Again

Thumbnail image for GBUPhillies_Final.jpgTonight at Citi Field the Phillies begin a nine-game road trip through New York, Florida and Atlanta.

People like to ask me, “How do you like Citi Field?”

My answer: “I like it. It’s better than Shea.”

And it is. Shea was worse than the Vet. Citi Field is nice. It’s a pitcher’s park, which is cool. They’ve got Mama’s of Corona sandwiches on the main concourse in center field, which are tremendous. It doesn’t smell moldy in the visitor’s clubhouse. Other than driving past the chop shops across the street, it’s a nice addition to the National League East.

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Curious to see how the Phillies handle R.A. Dickey after Tim Wakefield owned them Sunday.

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In case you missed it, I wrote yesterday about the Phillies looking for pitching help, although they aren’t nearly as desperate for help this year as last.

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Congratulations to the Flyers. I’m not a Flyers fan, but if I suddenly decided to buy my first Flyers t-shirt would this offend Flyers fans, or would you welcome me on the bandwagon with open arms? I sense some sensitivity from some Flyers fans. (If that last sentence offended you, you’re too sensitive.)

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I posted a picture of my book today because, well, um, Father’s Day is just around the corner. And the last I checked fathers love to read.

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The Zo Zone is on Facebook and Twitter. His Phillies book “The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly” is available online, and at Delaware Valley bookstores!

13 Comments

Hop on Todd, there’s plenty of room! LET’S GO FLY-ERS!

Welcome to the Bandwagon, Todd. One thing I notice this year, as apposed to previous years on your blog, is you aren’t responding to the comments at all. DO you even read the comments this year, or are you just too busy?

I read every comment. I just don’t have the chance to respond, writing roughly 2,000 words in stories every day, plus the blog, plus Twitter, plus posting stuff on Facebook. But every comment on my blog gets e-mailed to me, so I read each and every one of them.

Todd: Wow! You must be an expert cut & paste man. I can’t imagine how you keep up with it all. Many thanks!

Can I get a “CLAP, CLAP, CLAP”??????

Oops, I meant “CLAP, CLAP, CLAP CLAP CLAP”??????

Youre definitely welcome. Hockey in general could use some more support

Wow, if Todd reads all the comments, he has surely been entertained over the past couple of years!

Interesting that so much of what makes a ballpark good or bad has to do with the choice of food. We’ve come a long way from “peanuts and Cracker Jack.” Now, each ballpark has a signature sandwich. It might have been when Camden Yards started Boog’s Barbeque that the focus went to food. Any other historical reference before that?

As for bandwagons and such, some sports fans are WAY too sensitive. I’m a Flyers fan, but don’t get interested in hockey until the playoffs start. I was a big fan in the 70s, but I’ve lost some interest. Climb aboard and don’t worry about what the snobs say.

I am awed that you found time to respond to me. I can imagine how busy you must be (hope MLB.com pays well). Enjoy the serries against the Mutts. IF you can manage to break one of Barajas’ legs, I’d be grateful. He always kills us (and stinks the rest of the year)

Bandwagon phans are great. If it weren’t for them, the Philies payroll wouldn’t be 140 million and the team would be middle-of-the-pack. Although I think there is a salary cap in hockey so bandwagon phans probably don’t have the same effect.
I’m like muleman. Hockey isn’t on my radar till the playoffs, but playoff hockey is great. I followed it a lot closer in my younger days and I was a big phan of the Bullies. I met a lot of them back in the day, especially at the shore in the summer. Regular guys. Go Flyers!!!

Plenty of room on the bandwagon, hop on board. The worst part of this Flyers run is switching back and forth with picture in picture and trying to watch Phil’s and Flyers at same time. It’s great that another team is having success, with the Phillies, what more can a fan ask for? Maybe we’ll all live long enough for a Sixers playoff run to also intrude on our baseball season…LOL! Ok, maybe that’s a stretch, but a guy can dream can’t he?

And for those that haven’t bought Zo’s book, it’s a great read. I sent one to my sister in CA (she keeps up with the MLB package) and it’s getting passed around at the local Philly type sports bar in Torrance.
Sorry Todd, didn’t mean for her to cut down on your CA sales.

I’m not a hockey fan at all. But if the Flyers manage to bring home the Cup, I may be putting a Leighton jersey on my Christmas list. Heck, I may put it on my list anyway! LOL!

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