Onto the NLCS…

October baseball is incredibly exciting, need I say more?

I’m going to go ahead and brag a bit, I called the sweep.  [ See the “Red October Begins” blog – “This series I hope to see… only 3 games!! – Lindsay” ]  It’s exciting to make predictions when you end up being correct!  Some of the other ballgirls were close with their predictions as well… though I did want to see a pitcher homerun! (Jess’s prediction)  H20 certainly did not disappoint all the eager fans out there, J Roll made it back into the lineup, Ruiz was a force to be reckoned with, we saw 2 shutouts, a no hitter and all the ballgirls back at the ballpark.  What an exhilarating few days!!

A Game 2 Recap –
lindsay.nlds.JPGI was lucky enough to work Game 2 for the pre-game block party and then later down the third baseline.  Rookie Emily was on the first baseline.  [Since we are all sort of superstitious, we both couldn’t decide which side to take… and it looks like we chose correctly!]   The block party was again a huge success; we worked hard selling raffle tickets for Phillies Charities and met many eager fans.  The block party was extra special for me, because we found out all of the ballgirls Christmas in July wishes came true – I passed the bar exam!!

During the party we met some fans who were on their way to the game and some who were
montyg.JPG just coming to enjoy the playoff atmosphere – but all of them had their Phillies gear on and were dancing and singing along with Mr. Greengenes!

bonnieband.JPGAnother band was playing in front of the RF gate, which many fans (and Bonnie!) enjoyed while waiting to enter the ballpark.








As Emily, Becca, Bridgette and I
pregame.JPG headed down to the field level for the pregame introductions.  We were so excited about what was to come.















becca bridgette.JPGBecca and Bridgette were our Green Team captains for the day. 
















greenteam.nlds.JPGWe still work diligently to collect recyclables during the playoffs as well – we are so lucky to be able to be here during these crucial games! Here are McKenzie, Katelyn and Bridgette as they were working Green Team!

From the moment we stepped onto the field, I knew there was no way we were going to lose the game.  The crowd was electric.  We had a flyover, a wonderful performance of the National Anthem, the rally towels were waving proudly from the Diamond Club to the 400 level and not a seat was open in the whole place.  Over 46,000 people were there to see the Phillies take the second game, and we did.  Here’s a photo from the game – do you see anyone sitting down!?

stadium shot.nlds.JPGFrom our vantage points, we got to see a few ups and downs.  The leadoff home run by Brandon Phillips was certainly a downer, but a few good hits, strong defense and smart baseball lead us to a  7-4 victory.  It was quite a night.   This is a photo of me working the third base side during the game in my newly purchased Playoffs 2010 hat!! 

Overall, we can now look forward to the NLCS.  The Giants will be heading into town this weekend, but with a few days rest, the Phillies will be ready to do it all over again.  If it is anything like the NLDS, we are in for quite a ride.


Congratulations on passing the bar exam Lindsay!!!

I’m all about the superstitions, too. Make sure you guys take the same lines on Saturday night! I met a few of you earlier this year, thanks for being so friendly and letting my stupid friends get their pictures with you.



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