May 2010

Phillies Superlatives!

Around this time of year there are lots of graduations… high school, college, grad school etc.  Considering the month, and the fact that we had a few ballgirl graduations, we thought it was appropriate to give out some Phillies Superlatives!  We each put ourselves in Charlie’s shoes and gave out nine awards. These only apply to the first few months of the 2010 season.  The awards are: best home run, best batting stance, best breakout performance, most improved, funniest moment, most likely to get off the DL fastest, best hair, best walk up song and most team spirit.   Do you agree with us?!

Best Home Run:

best hr.JPGThe Victorino grand slam was a close second to Carlos Ruiz’s walk off in the bottom of the 10th against the St. Louis Cardinals!

Best Batting Stance:

best batting stance.JPGThe ballgirls described Ryan Howards stance as “like no other”, but Jayson Werth’s stance was a close second.  We even try to do impressions of the Phillies at our softball games! 

Best Breakout Performance:

best breakout performance.JPGPolanco has certainly made an impression here for the 2010 start.  Jamie Moyer’s complete game definitely deserves honorable mention though.  Roy Halladay’s debut was a close second here!

Most Improved:

most improved.JPGWe were all over the place on this question, but Carlos Ruiz took it all with his improved offense, holding the highest OBP in the major league before going on the DL during the Colorado series.  [Thanks for the info Perrin!]

Funniest Moments:

Bonnie: Hearing about the pranks the Phillies play on each other at Spring Training.
Katie: When the Phantic prays when Kendrick is announced
Katelyn, Kristina, Emily and Lindsay: When Carlos Ruiz got a double pie to the face after his walk off homerun against the Cardinals and continued his interview like nothing happened.
Kami and Tori: Ryan Howard laughing into his glove when fans ran on to the field.
Patti and Becca: The Phantic as Lady Pha Pha
Perrin: David Herndon and his pink bag

Most Likely to get off the DL fastest:

dl list.JPGSad that we have to have this category, but it seems we have the most faith in Jimmy Rollins to be back in action again for the Phightin Phils!

Best Hair:

best hair.JPGJayson Werth takes this category by storm. His facial hair meets our approval, and you can’t miss the fans in right field who have matching hairstyles and signs dedicated to him!

Best Walk Up Song:

best walk up.JPGChase Utley wins this one, we all love “Kashmir.”

Most Team Spirit:

most team spirit.JPGA great award to win, and we have a tie between Rollins and Victorino for the loyal and spirited players! Perrin chose Jimmy Rollins because “you almost never see Jimmy without a smile on his face, and he is a true team player.”  However, Kami and a few others agree Victorino is the most spirited espeically after his apology for not hustlining on a dropped third strike.

Well Phillies fans, do you think we are right? Who would you give the awards to??!

Shameless Plug Sundays

It’s that time again.  Time for us to plug all the great things happening with the Phillies this week. 


1)  Vote for your favorite Phillies players to go to the All-Star game.

Fehran Voted!  Did you??



2)  Tomorrow, May 24th, is the Phillies Phestival.  The event is sold out but if you were able to get tickets make sure you stop by the 3rd Base Gate Plaza to have your picture take with us for only $10.  Proceeds from the event benefit the ALS Association.


3)  “Down the Line” stayed steady at #22 on MLB Top 50 Pro Blogs but we need to move up the ranks.  Please click often on our blog to help with our ranking.  We update at least twice a week so we are doing our best to keep it interesting.  If there are any topics you would like us to write about, please comment and let us know. 


4)  On June 4th, we will be collecting new and gently used books as part of our Be A Phanatic About Reading book drive sponsored by Comcast.  Books can be dropped off at any of the gates when you enter the ballpark.


5)  Don’t forget to register for our pledge fundraising campaign.  Go to for more details.



Phillies Phestival…May 24th

Hey Phillies Fans!

We have been pretty busy this week with our homestands against the Pirates and the Cubs. Did you see our blog about the Phanatic?  Check it out if you missed it on Monday – we offered some suggestions for new characters that he could play at the games.  Hope he was listening!

This week we have a really big event coming up…. the 2010 Phillies Phestival!  On Monday May 24th, 2010 the ballgirls will be taking part in the annual autograph and auction party to strike out ALS.  This year we will be doing something a little bit different.  In the past, we’ve been hanging out at our own Dunk Tank but this year, we will be working our very own PHOTOBOOTH!  Hopefully you are just as excited as we are.

The gates open up at 5 pm and we will be striking a pose with you from 5 until 7:30!  Reminder that the Phestival is sold out, but you can still making donations at  Last year we helped to raise $867,670 to strike out ALS, and this year we are back for more.   We will also be helping out with the Live Auction starting at 8 PM hosted by Scott Palmer.  Hope to see you there!


Shameless Plug Sundays…er, Monday

So we had a little computer issue yesterday and our Shameless Plugs had to wait a day…

1)  Don’t forget to vote for your Phavorite Phillies to make the 2010 All-Star game.  Go to to vote online!!


2)  Follow your favorite Phillies player and donate to a great cause.  Go to for more information.

3)   A Phillies book 125 years in the making…

Philadelphia Phillies: An Extraordinary Tradition will be coming off the presses in early May.  The 250-page publication (over 400 photos) is a celebration of Phillies history from 1883 through the 2009 World Series. For more info, or to pre-order, please visit

4)  If you are going to be at the game on Friday night (5/21), stop by the First Base Plaza and check out the Phillies Charities Silent Auction.  You might also see some of us walking through the stands selling raffle tickets!

5)  and our final plug for Phillies Charities…check out our online auction which ends tomorrow (5/18) at 12pm…New items are posted every other Tuesday.  Proceeds benefit Phillies Charities, Inc.




Shameless Plug Sundays

So we are going to start something new here at “Down the Line.”  Every Sunday, we will shamelessly plug some of the cool things happening with the team that you may not be aware of or don’t know how to find so we will take you right there.  It’s another way for us to let you know what is happening behind the scenes.  If you have any questions about any of our “shameless plugs,” leave a comment and we will get back to you. 

Oh, and Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!  One of our former ballgirls, Debbie, just became a mom a few weeks ago so we are wishing her a very special first Mother’s Day!


So here it goes:

1)  Phillies Charities have just started a Charity Pledge Program.  It’s so easy and a great way to follow your favorite player while supporting a great cause.  Click on for more details…oh and there are some great prizes for the top donors!  Check it out!


2)   Do you know an extraordinary scholar???  The Phillies have started the “Extraordinary Scholar of the Month” contest saluting high school sophomores and juniors who are making a difference in the community while maintaining 3.0 or higher GPA.  For more info go to


3)  Phillies Ballgirls have their second softball game of the season this Wednesday, May 12th against the Pitman Middle School teachers in Pitman, NJ.  The game starts at 7pm.


4)  A Phillies book 125 years in the making…

Philadelphia Phillies: An Extraordinary Tradition will be coming off the presses in early May.  The 250-page publication (over 400 photos) is a celebration of Phillies history from 1883 through the 2009 World Series. For more info, or to pre-order, please visit


5)  And finally, don’t forget to vote your Phillies into the all-star game.  Every vote counts!!  You can vote online 25 times per email address or come to the ballpark and vote in person.



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