Game 124 - Wednesday Night, August 22nd in Philadelphia
Record - 57-67
One Sentence Summary: It was '90s Retro Night at the ballpark, with both the Phillies and their offense turning back the clock to the woeful early '90s.
What It Means: Both the Phillies are Reds wore retro uniforms from 1991. Bring back the burgundy uniforms!
What Went Wrong: The Phillies managed just two hits through the first eight innings - both from Domonic Brown. Brown hit a solo home run with two outs in the fifth to break up Bronson Arroyo's perfect game.
Featured Card: The Phillies played a highlight reel prior to the game from their 1991 season. (It was a short reel.) The most memorable event from that season was perhaps Tommy Greene's no-hitter against the Expos on May 23rd and Greene was on hand to throw out the first pitch. The 45-year-old right-hander looks as if he could still be more effective on the mound than some of the current Phillies relievers.
Field Report: Jenna and I were there as the Phillies paid tribute to the '90s, complete with the Phanatic performing with Spice Girls look-alikes and one-hit wonder Spacehog singing "In the Meantime" prior to the ballgame. The scoreboard photos featured the Phillies photo-shopped into photos of recognizable '90s icons - Jimmy Rollins was the Fresh Prince, Ty Wigginton was Forrest Gump and our personal favorite, as evidenced below, Chase Utley was Dylan McKay. The Phils are now 3-7 in games I've attended this year.
|Photo Credit: Jenna|