As the hours count down to Game 1, so too does the window on submitting entries to the “I’m the Biggest Phillies Fan” Contest. Entries will stop being collected after the final pitch of tonight’s game.
Before you read some of the real compelling ones, please note this official announcement: Phillies Nation is officially not giving out the World Series tickets as the grand prize. This is due to a cease and desist letter delivered today by Major League Baseball Advanced Media. Sooooo, in light of the alleged breach of license, we will instead be offering the winner 2 tickets to a super exclusive Phillies Nation tailgate party on Sunday night. The party will feature giveaways which are guaranteed to be equally as awesome as 2 tickets to Game 4.
With that out of the way, here are a few of the good ones (finalists will be announced tomorrow):
I 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.
I have been a fan my whole life. The first picture is me in first grade when we won the World Series. I was such a Phanatic the principal let me come to school in my gear and give out red candy to the whole school. Currently I teach Kindergarten and I turn every class into fans. We talk about never giving up like Chris Coste and to always believe like Tug. Every day I wear a Tug McGraw baseball bracelet on one wrist and a rosary bracelet on the other. I tell people I like to represent both of my religions.
My dream in life became a reality this summer when I won the auction at the Phillies Phestival and got to dance on the dugout with Phanatic. My Dad is also a huge Phillies fan and gave me the set of glasses he got when they opened Veteran’s Stadium. I’ve been waiting for the World Series to drink out of them. I’m so excited.
Above my fireplace in my living room is a picture of Richie Ashburn. Although I never saw him play I loved him as an announcer and went to Cooperstown to watch him be inducted into the Hall of Fame. What a great experience.
I just returned this month from serving overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom..I followed the Fightin’ Phils the whole time..I was constantly challenged as a woman and a Philly Phan..and ALWAYS came out on top in answering questions (like the line up, last time we won WS). Now that I am home, I would give anything to see my boys play and WIN! They supported me and now it’s my turn to support them! Go Phillies!!!