Contestant 8 – Frank – Phillies Nation

Contestant 8 – Frank

Phillies FanI work in New York City. I live in New York City. I was born in New York City. I am a die-hard Fightin’ Phillies fan. Weird huh? It happen in 1976. I was in Philadelphia on a class trip and fell in love with the city, right away. That summer (’76) my Uncle took me to a Mets/Phillies double-header and I watched ‘The Bull’ hit a Grand Slam, and from that moment I was hooked with the Phils.

Now think about the torture I endured as a kid in NYC, wearing Phillies gear. Surrounded by Yankee/Met fans. I was always able to make my team sets (Topps) with the Phillies, cause I would trade away all the Yanks/Mets cards for my Fightin’ Phillies.
Now modern day, I work for the Dept. of Sanitation. I’m the only Phillies fan on the job. 5000+ employees got to abuse me for my first 8 years on the job, but the last 2, I’m able to talk a little bit.

I did predict the Phillies to make Fall Classic, I picked my vacation weeks back in January. My shop steward said I was nuts to give up summer vacation for an October vacation and called my reasons hopeful thinking…now he asks me for lotto numbers.

What makes this a lot sweeter, is that my wife is a die-hard Met fan. Nothing would be greater in winning these tickets and getting out of NYC and away from my wife.



  1. Chris C.

    October 23, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    I grew up in northern jersey and live in new york. It can be so bad sometimes that going to a game in philly has felt weird for me not being in a hostle environment. Haven’t read all about all the others, but because of my experience growing up with all Met/Yankee fans, Frank is will probably get my vote.

  2. Billy

    October 23, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    I’m not voting for you, your story is ass! One girl lost her job on a cruiseship to watch the Phils. Another guy got married this year on homeplate. You don’t have a tatoo like Christian. I don’t know man, I’ll think about it. Says he’s from NYC… That’s what you’re going with??!! You should have said u named your daughter Nails Troise. Or because when u were dying from your back surgery, the only ones to visit you in the hospital were Mickey Morandini and Von Hayes. Not because they wanted to fulfil a wish, just because they were the orderlies. Good luck but I would get used to seeing it on TV.

  3. Linda

    October 23, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Frank: I know you personally and I do not know a more dedicated Philly fan than you…You are the Bomb when it comes to the Phillies……….Good luck you have my vote.

  4. BrooklynMetFan

    October 24, 2008 at 2:22 am

    I love your story Frank!

    Sounds like you’d have made a damn good Met fan!

    Good Luck!!!

  5. David

    October 26, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Frank, I can totally relate to your story. I grew up in Central Jersey (right over Outerbridge) and now live in Brooklyn. I grew up a die hard Phillies fan and always remember being told that I should either be a Mets fan or Yankee fan. Needless to say, EVERYONE I work with is a Mets fan, from the owner of my company on down.

  6. Angel Morris

    June 4, 2010 at 5:28 am

    I adore tattoos and don’t for a second regret having any of them, I’m currently getting a koi tattoo down my right arm can’t wait to get it all done! as can only afford smallsittings at a time. My local artist is extremly experienced and also extremly expensive but, he’s worth it! Great site btw

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