Becca asks the ballgirls about their favorite Phillies memory

It’s about time I let someone else take the reins for a week on the “Down the Line” blog.  I invited a guest blogger for the blog today….. Rookie Becca!  Here is her take on the blog for this week! [And she did a pretty good job!]

Some of my fondest childhood memories involve the Phillies. Whether it was a day at the ballpark with the family or watching them from the comfort of my own home. One of the biggest reasons I wanted to become a Ballgirl was to give back to the Philadelphia community and help others create fond memories with the Phillies too. This week, the Ballgirls and I would like to know what your fondest Phillies memories are? We’ve shared a few of our own and can’t wait to see what you have to add to the list!

My favorite Phillies memory is hearing Harry Kalas announce Mickey Morandini. I loved the way HK made his name sound so much that for the whole ’93 season I used to try to mimic him every time I heard it. -Patti

Before I was a ballgirl, I have a lot of favorite memories.  If I had to pick just one memory, it might be when I used to go to the games with my dad and we would watch the Phillies batting practice.  I always wanted to be in the stadium as early as I could! -Katie

My favorite Phillies memory is watching the Phillies win the world series.  I was at school in State College, PA and everybody went crazy downtown when they won!  You could hear people cheering everywhere…it was awesome! -Jess


My favorite Phillies moment would have to be when I was on the field for my first game as a ballgirl, and Ryan Howard hit not one, but TWO grand slams!! -McKenzie

One special Phillies memory I had as a child was going to a business person special where every kid received a Lenny Dykstra mock jersey.  He was/is one of my favorite players, I loved the shirt so much I wore it all time time! -Kristina

 
My favorite Phillies memory involves my Dad.  My Dad hates to wait in traffic after sporting events and one time we were unable to keep him at a game til the end.  We got onto 95 to head home but we were still listening to the game in the car.  With two outs in the bottom of the 9th the Phils hit a GRAND SLAM HOME RUN to win the game.  My family has never let him live that one down! - Lindsay



katelyn.kid.JPGMy favorite memory of the Phillies is going to the games as a little kid with my glove and ALWAYS thinking I was going to catch a foul ball. I also liked to watch my favorite player, Mickey Morandini, play.  I even got to meet him once! -Katelyn

 

 

 

 

 

My favorite Phillies moment is probably shared by everyone, but it’s definitely winning the World Series. I was in disbelief for days, often saying out loud, “Wow, did that really happen?”. The entire 2008 season trumps anything else I’ve experienced with this team, by far. -Fehran

One of my favorite Phillies memories was winning an opportunity to see a game at the Vet with my 4th grade class. I was a “safety” in Elementary school which means I was a member of a team who helped other students cross street corners safely. The best part was I got to wear a sweet bright orange belt/sash type contraption so everybody was aware of my high level of authority. Both myself and another student were rewarded for our safety efforts with the opportunity to meet relief pitcher Toby Borland before the game. I remember I was absolutely in awe being face to shins with a major league baseball player. Even though he was no Curt Schilling I will be never forget the day I shook hands with a member of the Philadelphia Phillies. - Perrin 

When I was nine and living in SC, a group of us rode a bus to Atlanta to watch the Braves
play the Phillies. We were the only family in the group to be screaming when the Phillies came back from behind in the ninth to win it. I was so excited I got sick on the bus riding home…or it may have been because I drank one too many Yoohoos. -Bonnie

A great Phillies memory of mine is when I went to a game with my friends Allison, Rachel and
Thumbnail image for emily.dugout.JPGCarly and the game ended up going into 14 innings…it was such an exciting game and the Phils came through with a win in the end!  It was a blast! -Emily

 

 

 

 

My favorite Phillies memory was being at the 2008 World Series Parade. The excitement was UNBELIEVABLE! I have never been so proud to be a Phillies fan and share my enthusiasm with so many fellow fans. -Becca

 

 

 

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My favorite Phillies memory is going to the games when I was younger with my dad and watching Darren Daulton catch for the Phils…That inspired me to play softball, and in fact go out for catcher… ::sigh:: He was dreamy… But my NEWEST favorite Phillies memory is seeing my cousin Becca as a BALLGIRL, and being SO proud to see her accomplish so many dreams!

favorite phillies memory…

listening to harry kalas/ when the team went and touched the HK in center field after there first win in the 2009 world series

One of my many favorite Phillies memories took place way back when I was at the young age of ten. When Harry used to announce birthday wishes on air during the game, I submitted a request to wish a Happy Birthday to my grandpop, Ed Taulane who was a huge fan of the Phils. When the day of the game finally arrived, my family and I watched intently paying special attention to the day’s birthday wishes. Finally we heard Harry say, “Happy Birthday to Edward Taulane of Audubon NJ from Brian and Pat (my parents) and Bud, Kelly, Kevin, and Bridgette (my siblings and I).” While it was only a 10 second plug, hearing Harry give a shout out to my family was really special and something I will never forget.

-Bridgette

One of my many favorite Phillies memories took place way back when I was at the young age of ten. When Harry used to announce birthday wishes on air during the game, I submitted a request to wish a Happy Birthday to my grandpop, Ed Taulane who was a huge fan of the Phils. When the day of the game finally arrived, my family and I watched intently paying special attention to the day’s birthday wishes. Finally we heard Harry say, “Happy Birthday to Edward Taulane of Audubon NJ from Brian and Pat (my parents) and Bud, Kelly, Kevin, and Bridgette (my siblings and I).” While it was only a 10 second plug, hearing Harry give a shout out to my family was really special and something I will never forget.

-Bridgette

I would have to say that my favorite memory of the Phillies after them winning the World Series in 2008 was when I finally got down to see Citizens Bank Park last season. The stadium is beautiful and I dont think there is a bad seat. Im excited to go down again this season.

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