All eyes on Denver
October 1, 2007
Stopped in the clubhouse this morning on the way to the office. When I left that place last evening, the carpet was covered with bubbly and ice. Crews shampooed the rug last night and were going to do it again this afternoon.
Players were told to report here at 11:30 for the noon Rally Monday at City Hall. We had a police escort to get us there on time.
WOW. What a turn out. It looked like the red sea. No doubt, this town has caught Phillies fever. All along the bus route to and from the event, fans applauded, pumped their first, waived rally towels and cheered. It was really cool, second only to the 1980 World Series parade.
Riding up there, I’m sure the players didn’t know what to think. They knew what to think when they got there.
More fever, the Cira Centre building in the city will illuminate a Phillies ‘P’ beginning tonight through the conclusion of our postseason.
There’s a new pennant hanging above Citizens Bank Park, a white one with blue lettering “2007.” It joins other Phillies teams who have won the Division, 1976, 1977, 1978. Blue with white lettering represents the pennant winners and the red one with white lettering that is displayed in center field represents the 1980 World Champions.
TV Big Time
Yesterday’s clinching game on CW Philly 57 drew a 16.8 household rating/36 share, that’s 493,000 households or 734,000 viewers.
For those in the CW Philly viewing area, the game will be rebroadcast at 10 o’clock tonight.
Just more Phillies fever.
Tonight, all eyes will be on Coors Field and the Padres/Rockies.
Some interesting comments were offered to last night’s blog. Heartwarming to read about the fan with Parkinson’s disease and a chronic back problem. “I was able to forget about my health problems and enjoy me team winning a championship.” Hopefully, we can keep up with that medicine.
And, thanks to a classy Mets fan congratulating us on a Phanatastic season. Thanks, too, to your comments about me.