Phinally, We Get to Party Like 1980!

Friday, October 31, will always be a day to remember.  Not because of the amazing Halloween costume you were wearing or how many games of beer pong you won at the party that night, but because Philadelphia celebrated their first World Series Parade since 1980 and because of Chase Utley’s bold statment said on live T.V. “World F!#$ing Champions!”

It was 5:45 on Friday morning and I heard my dad in the distance calling my name.  I grunted and rolled over, ignoring his early morning wake up call.  He called my name again and got no response.  Two seconds after he left my room, I jumped up and realized this was the day I have been waiting for since the day I was born, the Phillies World Series Parade!

people walking down the street before the parade started

We arrived in Philly around 8:30 and claimed our spot on Chestnut and Broad.  We waited and waited and waited.  I watched the crowd grow and saw cars drive by with huge Phillies flags hanging out of their windows.  I also witnessed a man in a chicken costume driving down the street on a motorcycle.

After 12:15, I can’t really remember what happened everything became a blur and it all happened way too fast.  What I do remember was that this parade was the time of my life.  The highlight of the whole parade was Pat “The Bat” Burrell leading the parade on the Budweiser Trolly (typical Pat Burrell style) with chants of “Bring back Pat” echoing through the streets.  No words can describe what I felt or experienced that day, hence the short article.  Since I can’t describe in words, hopefully these pictures will help.

(Left to Right) Moyer, Dobbs, Madson
From Left to Right. Moyer, Dobbs, Madson
Scott Eyre and Jimmy Rollins
Scott Eyre and Jimmy Rollins

 

Ryan Howard
Ryan Howard
Jayson Werth and Pedro Feliz
Jayson Werth and Pedro Feliz
Brad Lidge, Geoff Jenkins, Kyle Kendrick
Brad Lidge, Geoff Jenkins, Kyle Kendrick

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