Yesterday, the Phillies held their annual Photo Day at the park where they allow fans on the field to take pictures of the players. Occasionally, the players will also stop and take photos with you. It is by far, one of my favorite events every year and one that I was really looking forward to. I actually got 10 players to stop this year and pose with me, and probably could have gotten a few more but was busy snapping the camera. 9 of the 10 photos actually came out…the one that didn’t was the one with Chase Utley! UGH! And he was SO nice and had a HUGE smile on his face for me too…I am SOOOO depressed, I cannot even tell you. I just can’t even talk about it…too sad L
Well, let’s talk about the happy ones…I’ll post a couple of them here. I am usually opposed to photo’s of myself, but the players look awfully cute, so I am going to go ahead and grin and bear it…no pun intended. Please excuse my bad hair day and goofy smiles…I had been standing in the hot sun for hours and was melting! First of all, this one of Brad Lidge is hysterical! Does the man have no concept of exactly how tall he is? Most guys bend down so they are on you level, but it was his first Photo Day so he is excused. Now mind you, I am not short…I am 5’7″ which is average for a woman, and he is slouching in the picture. Scary tall.
Here we have Chris Coste…just a cutie. We make a nice couple I think J Hee! And then below that one, there is Jimmy Rollins with his huge grin…he said something silly and I was trying not to laugh. I also got pictures with Geoff Jenkins, JC Romero, Ryan Howard, Carlos Ruiz, Eric Bruntlett and Adam Eaton…there was not a huge demand for poor Adam so I figured I’d bug him J I almost got Pat Burrell but he just put his arm around me, pat me on the back, asked how I was doing and kept going. I was happy with that though J I have also posted a bunch of other photos HERE on my photobucket site for you to see just of the players, coaches and broadcasters as they were walking past me or saying hello. There are a few pretty funny ones in there…some of these guys give you some really cheesy smiles at this event. Check out the shot of Clay Condrey…he gets the prize for the most Cheese ever in a pose.
That’s a wrap on Photo Day! The Phillies are currently in a Rain Delay with the Braves, down 2-0 in the bottom of the 2nd inning. It was Joe Blanton’s home debut which I assume now, will be cut short. Hoping they will get the rest of this game in soon and of course, come away with the win! More later…Go Phillies!