Around midnight last night my phone was chiming excessively with no regard to my state of slumber. I choose to ignore the first volley of text messages as I am included in a never-ending group chat with my friends on iMessage with nonsensical topics of no importance. As they kept coming in, I thought something was wrong or someone I knew was in danger. I’d come to find out that Los Angeles Dodger Pitcher Clayon Kershaw was six outs away from throwing a no hitter and that MLB.com was streaming Vin Scully’s call of the remaining moments. While thankful there was no urgent need for concern, I settled in to watch the last six outs of Kershaw’s quest for his eventual no-hitter.
Whilst waking myself up to settle in to watch baseball history I decided to log on to Twitter. Getting instant reactions from the Phillies Nation followers and following along with the action in real time is a highlight of my participation with PN. But, that is where my night turned from euphoria to further intrigue. What I was about to see could not be unseen.
Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence: pic.twitter.com/nMDuosolbs
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 19, 2014
Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel threw out the first pitch.
The same Corey Matthews who watched a Phillie no hitter at The Vet with his dad Alan. The same Corey Matthews who would listen to Harry and Richie on his radio in his bedroom. The same Corey Matthews who rocked the most fantastic 1990’s Phillies fashions every Friday night. The same Topenga Lawrence-Matthews who wore Corey’s Phillies cap in the lunch room of John Adams Middle School.
I feel this is opportunistic situation for Girl Meets World. To have the Dodgers host the main cast of the upcoming series a week before their show debuts, will only beget greater exposure as being associated with Kershaw’s no hitter. I’ve been anticipating the return of the Matthew’s family to television. Such as life, I’ve forgot this show was so close to it’s debut on June 27th. Now, I’ve made sure to set my DVR for next Friday night.
It pains me to see these two in anything but Phillies gear. Eight year old me would be appalled at such sights as this. But, it must be super cool for them to be in the house and motivating Clayton Kershaw to have one of baseball’s most impressive pitching performances in history.
If I were in charge of the Phillies promotions department, I’d have the Matthew’s family here throwing out the first pitch on Monday night. We all know Roberto Hernandez can use all the good vibes he can get.