I'm Al and I joined up weeks ago, but just now sitting down long enough to intro myself. I've been a huge Phils Phreak since 1980, when I was a wee lad of 5 years old. I can pretty name any stat or player you need from 1980-1994 and 2001-2010 (from 95-01 were very bad years and kinda lost track of the world, let alone baseball.....don't ask, you don't wanna know).
In my 30's , I started to become a major Philadelphia baseball history nut. Phillies and Athletics. Upon many winter nights of reading up on Shibe Park, the Baker Bowl, Grover C. Alexander, Jimmie Foxx, and of course, Whitey...I realised we have just as rich of a baseball tradition as NY, Boston, or Chicago...and we should PROUD if it! It's good to enjoy the current "Golden Age" of Phillies baseball, but it's equally as good to know our great history. So for that reason, I will mostly ramble on about our baseball heritage, along with current affairs.
I am also a huge classic rock and metal fan. I also love our Flyers...and LOVE the fact that we now have a soccer team! As far as gruntball...I'm a Bengals fan and root for an 0-16 season for the Eagles every year...and always will....for a gazillion reasons I'd be glad to run off if asked.
I'm proud to be part the fam! Go Phightins!!!!!!!!
Awesome! Good to have someone who knows the local history of the game. I look forward to reading your posts!ReplyDelete