When we got to the park last night, there was a huge memorial outside dedicated to the memory of Harry Kalas who recently passed away. He was the voice of the Phillies for over 30 years and will be sorely missed. To see the support of the fans was a wonderful feeling and may he rest in peace.
Memorial for Harry Kalas
Once we got inside the game, we went to our seats which are located right on the 3rd base side about 33 rows off the field. We had a great view and could see everything. Hubby bought a 17-game plan, so hopefully I get to go to a lot of games this year. After we watched a few innings, we walked around and then had dinner at one of the restaurants in the park. We decided to eat at Harry The K’s. This restaurant is in a great location because when they seat you near the railing, you can watch the game as if you were in your seats. The ballpark serves a signature sandwich called, The Schmitter (after Phillies hall of famer, Mike Schmidt). We occasionally treat ourselves to this delicious sandwich and felt inclined to do so last night. Basically this sandwich has the following on a Kaiser roll: sliced steak, cheese, fried onions, grilled salami, tomatoes and “special sauce”. It is so different, but tastes so good!
Geof and I at Harry The K's
After dinner, we saw that they had the 2008 World Series trophy on display to take pictures with. Geof was so excited, so we went over and got some photos of it. I cannot stress enough what a huge Phillies fan that Geof is. Seeing the trophy that close made his day. I love seeing how happy he gets over things like that.
The wind started kicking up and we knew they were calling for thunderstorms, so we left a little early. The Phillies were destroying the Brewers, so it wasn’t a nail biter or anything like that. We made it back to the car a minute after it started to downpour. We laughed it off, came home, dried off, relaxed and went to bed.