PHILADELPHIA_There is a serious medical outbreak facing the Philadelphia community, taking children out of school and keeping dedicated employees from their jobs.  Symptoms include goosebumps, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and sudden, uncontrollable urges to drive to Florida.

No, it’s not the bird flu (although we did hear a 6’6″ 300 lb green bird had something to do with it). It’s called Phillies Phever, and it’s sweeping the nation. 

After the game 1 World Series win, the epidemic is only expected to spread. Medical experts claim there is only one cure for the disease: A parade down Broad Street. 

In case you have been living under a rock (or were one of the five people watching pre-season basketball) the Phillies won game one of the World Series last night–securing their first World Series game win since October 21, 1993.

Here are the reactions of some of the ballgirls:

Winning game one last night was huge for the Phillies, especially being on the road. I was ecstatic when Chase hit his two-run homer in the beginning of the game and set the tone for the Phils! I sat on the edge of my seat until the final out. One down and three to go until our grand parade down Broad Street!!! LET’S GO PHILS!!!!!!

This was so exciting!  It really brought me back to 1993, when I stayed up late with my parents to watch the games as a little 5th grader.  When Chase hit the homerun in the 1st inning, I got chills!  This really could happen…we could be champions!

Lauren, Debbie, and I were working at the Penn’s Landing showing of Game 1 of the World Series.  After more than 2 hours of handing out rally towels to very bundled up fans, our services were no longer needed and I was ready to go home, warm up, and watch the game from my couch. 

When I got in my car, I tuned my radio to 1210AM.  The Phillies were batting when I pulled into my driveway, so I decided to sit in the car and listen to Chase Utley’s at-bat.  Homerun!!!! I could not believe it; I was screaming and going crazy in my car! I ran inside to watch the rest of the game, but I was so glad I didn’t miss Chase Utley’s homerun!

Last nights win was huge.  Cole Hamels was superb, Chase Utley was clutch, and we are now only three wins away from our final goal.  Now that all the first game jitters have come and gone, we have to pick it up, keep the momentum going, take one more win on the road and come back home to Philly to finish it off. 

This is an incredible time to be a Phillies’ Phan, you can just feel the energy any place you go…I think I have permanent Goosebumps from all the excitement.  And as for how I’m feeling, well the Great Tug McGraw said it best: “Ya Gotta Believe”….and I do, 100%.  Go Phils!!!!!!! 

My day was dedicated to the Phillies yesterday. I was at the rally at City Hall with some fellow ballgirls and alot of fans. Mayor Nutter and Dan Baker got the phans so pumped up!

I was really excited to watch the game with my friends. We were all jumping and screaming when Chase hit the 2 run homerun. My friend Kyle stood for the whole game because he was so nervous & excited. My friend Matt was cooking hotdogs and hamburgers and burnt all of them because he couldn’t take his eyes off the TV. We are all very excited to watch the Phils take on the Rays in game 2 tonight!

Christy O.
For the entire day I was nervous and excited for Game 1 of the World Series!  My school had a Phillies Spirit Day and all of my kids wore their Phillies t-shirts.  Some kids even had their rally towels with them.  After the day was over and it was finally game time, I was more than ready to cheer on the Phils!  As soon as Utley hit the 2-run homer in the 1st inning, I knew that the Phils would win.  I can’t wait for tonight’s game and I especially can’t wait for the team to come back home and for the Philly fans to really show our support!

Christy G.

I watched the game with my family and boyfriend last night. It was so much fun because we all had our rally towels in hand and Phillies gear on, even though we were just sitting on our couch in the family room! When Utley hit the first homerun of the game we went nuts waving our rally towels like crazy. It feels like a normal game at first, but when you hear the announcers say, “This is the World Series, who will be the world champions,” it gives me goosebumps!!! I am so excited and overwhelmed. I believe we will go all the way, and I am so proud our team and will keep waving my rally towel like a crazy fan because I BELIEVE! Let’s go Phillies!!!

Game 1 was amazing!  I knew we were going to win it before it even started.  When Utley hit his home run, you could feel the energy being drained from the Rays.  Cole’s performance was outstanding!  To keep a team that crushed the Sox twice to 2 runs shows how good the Phillies really are.  LET’S GO PHILS!


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