Baseball season is around the corner, and that is always a good thing!
It means the weather is finally going to start to heat up and the summer is approaching.
The Phillies entered the postseason as the last-seeded wild card team, and went on an insane run that left them two games short of bringing the World Series back to the city, and giving us all a parade down Broad Street!
After the season, the team made a bunch of great additions, including adding the best shortstop in baseball, Trea Turner, and bolstering the bullpen, which has been a weak point in years past.
I am sure Citizens Bank Park will be rockin’ all year long!
Plus, who isn’t excited for a dollar dog night, or two?
Well, technically, three sports worlds collided that night, but I’ll get to that later!
A legendary, Hall of Fame catcher was in the building to see what turned out to be an amazing game.
Bench won two World Series titles as a player.
Not to mention the two National League MVP trophies #5 also took home during his playing career!
Bench is actually great friends with the Sixers’ 6th man, Alan Horwitz, so that is why he was in the building!
I was so pumped that I had to grab a picture with the Hall of Famer!
And I wasn’t the only one!
Alaa Abdelnaby, the 76ers’ TV broadcaster, was also excited to grab a photo with one of the best baseball players of all time!
The picture I grabbed with him was right after I asked him if it would be cool if I introduced him to the sold-out crowd in the 3rd quarter, which was an honor!
Number 5 was not the only person I introduced to the crowd that night!
And, yes, I also do those intros on the fly and write down some chicken scratch to keep it organized a little bit!
Just in case you were wondering!
Altogether, it was another fun night down at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday!