|2014 Topps Opening Day|
Between Innings #BI-5
Game 160 - Friday Night, September 26th in Philadelphia
Record - 73-87, 5th Place, 21 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: The Phillies came back from a 4-0 deficit to defeat the Braves 5-4 in the final 2014 game we attended.
What It Means: Inexplicably, my personal record when attending Phillies games this season ended up at 7-6. I only started tracking this on the blog a few years ago, and this marks my first personal winning season in three years. The Phils went 5-9 in games I attended in 2013, and 4-8 in games I attended in 2012.
|Citizens Bank Park about a half hour before game time|
Featured Card/Field Report: Doug and I arrived early, and made our way to the second floor of the Majestic Clubhouse Store so that we could say hello to the Phanatic. With only Doug and two other kids there, the Phanatic made an appearance at around 6 pm. The Phanatic did a little skit and then invited the kids to dance with him. The other two kids were pretty shy, so Doug took the opportunity to have the Phanatic to himself for a dance routine.
Anything that happened after that would have been hard to top! We told the Phanatic to have a great offseason and then we settled in to watch the game. The game was mostly an afterthought as Doug and I spent the majority of the time discussing what offseason moves the team needs to make. I especially liked Doug's suggestion that the Phillies trade Papelbon for Mike Trout and Domonic Brown for Andrew McCutchen.