The 2011 Major League Baseball season is almost upon us. In preparation, my beloved Phillies are holding their “Paint the Town Red” series of events again this year, leading up to the Opening Day game on Friday, April 1st at 1PM. Things kicked off with on Saturday with the Phillies 5K at Citizens Bank Park and MLD was on hand for the event. It was great to be a part of Phillies history by participating in the inaugural race even if we didn’t break any records.
Last weekend, the Phillies”traveled” to Philadelphia for their weekend series “at” Toronto. Prior to the games, we knew the Phillies would bat in the top of the order and the game would follow American League rules using the designated hitter, even though they were playing in their home park. To further sell the idea that these were “away” games, the Phillies even wore their road uniforms, but the teams did not go so far as to switch dugouts nor did the concessions sell typical Canadian baseball fare. Although, that’s probably the same as American baseball fare at this point.