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17.6.04

the phillies game

Oh boy was that a great baseball game last night. (Read: I am being seriously sarcastic here.) So let's see. I picked up Jen at her apartment and then we drove down to Rory's house where we sat for a few minutes before leaving in two different cars. Rory picked Jen to navigate, although I'm not sure why since Jen moved from Colorado less than two years ago and doesn't know the area at all (I don't even think she had been to Philadelphia before, at least not on 95 because she was asking me a lot about the old abandoned building and whether or not that was what Center City looked like.

Right, so anyway, needless to say we got lost. We ended up on Rt. 1, and were desperately looking for 95 which we found only after getting detoured down Cottman Avenue for like 20 minutes. So then, right before we were gonna get off the exit for the new Phillies stadium* the skies just opened up. Major thunderstorm. So, since were were a little late in getting to the stadium we were actually pretty happy about the rain delay which we knew would be called.

So obviously, knowing how MLB really doesn't like to cancel games, especially since this was inter-league play and they wouldn't be meeting again later in the season, we went inside. It continued raining for like 2 hours before they finally called the game at like 9pm or so, over two hours after the first pitch was supposed to have been thrown.

Still, we had fun. We got some eats, made friends with a bunch of middle-aged men who ate at the umbrella-ed table we were sitting at, and didn't whine too much when we got wet.

Tonight the Phillies are playing the Detroit Tigers in a day-night doubleheader to make up for last night's rain out. I'm not going for two reasons. One is that I'm sick. I felt sick yesterday and then after standing in the rain for two hours...well let's just say that it didn't help. Reason number two is that if I weren't sick, I'd be at work. Anyway, Mom just brought home dinner so that pretty much ends this. *Yesterday I said that the Phillies were playing at Lincoln Financial Field, which is where the Philadelphia Eagles play. I was wrong. The Phillies now have their very own ballpark called Citizen's Bank Park, and it is VERY nice, especially where its covered.

posted by Lauren@ 6:38 PM

3 Comments:

are the interstates from jersey to phillie toll roads as well? i know that a lot of the free/highways around new york and massachusettes are toll based.

that's good that things worked out with the rain delaying the game until after you found your way there. it's always cool when things work themselves out that way.

i had a dream last night where there was a horrific lightning and snow storm. i miss thunder and lightning..... *sigh*

By Blogger Dante, at June 17, 2004 at 9:53 PM  

The NJ Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway, and the PA Turnpike are all toll roads, but pretty much everything else around here is a freeway. Some of the bridges are toll bridges though, such as the Delaware Memorial Bridge.

By Blogger Lauren, at June 19, 2004 at 10:26 PM  

no sooner do we start talking about toll roads, but i ended up taking the toll road from newport beach down to san diego.

at first i was griping about the $3.50 charge, but was singing a different tune when we sailed straight down the coast with no other traffic at like 90 or so (if a cop asks, i was actually going 75).... ;-)

By Blogger Dante, at June 21, 2004 at 3:27 AM  

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