• Philadelphia More Of A Zoo Than The Bronx?

    Posted by on November 3rd, 2009 · Comments (3)

    PhillyZoo_AfterWS2009_Game5_WasWatching

    Yup, where’s the craziest place for a Yankees fan to go following Game Five of the 2009 World Series? Well, if the Philadelphia Zoo isn’t the top answer, it’s got to be in the team picture.

    And, that’s where my family was today. By the way, it’s a very nice zoo. This was our second time there – and first time since we’ve had kids.

    I saw many, many, people there with Phillies gear on today. Really, I would say that 25% of the people attending – at least the ones I saw – had something Phillies related on today…like a cap, or a shirt, etc.

    I wonder if the Bronx Zoo had a ton of people visiting today wearing Yankees gear? Then again, Philly is a one-baseball-team town…so, basically, if you live in the area, you’re rooting for the Phillies.

    This whole thing got me to thinking about something Ozzie Guillen said, on the FOX pre-game, before Game Three of this World Series. The Chisox skipper said that, during Game Two, in New York, he snuck down to one of the Yankees gift shops during the 3rd inning to get some stuff for his kids – thinking that was a great time to get in there, with the game going on, and quickly get out. But, much to his surprise, he said the store was packed and he thought he was in a “shopping mall.”

    Think about that…and then think about how loud the Phillies fans were in Games Three, Four and Five of this World Series at Citizens Bank Park. Seems like the Philadelphia Zoo, in their new park, has a louder (and more “into it”) crowd than the Bronz Zoo, in their new park.

    Then again, there is a theory that Game One of the World Series is the “corporate crowd.” And, for this Series, it was cold for Game Two (in New York). And, that’s why the Stadium was somewhat quiet…at least Mike Francesa suggested this theory…and I’m sure he’s not alone in having it.

    It will be interesting to see the Yankee Stadium crowd, and their intensity, etc., for Game Six tomorrow. Hey, it’s going to be cold. But, it was cold for many an October game in the old place and it rocked. So, really, that’s no excuse. Time will tell…

    Comments on Philadelphia More Of A Zoo Than The Bronx?

    1. JeremyM
      November 3rd, 2009 | 8:37 pm

      The crowd was a lot better as the ALCS went on, so hopefully that will be the case tomorrow.

      Anyone else nervous? The further we get from that near-rally, the less confident I become. Granted, this is nothing new for me.

    2. 77yankees
      November 3rd, 2009 | 8:54 pm

      @ JeremyM:

      No, not at all. I felt the same was before Game 6 of the ALCS. We’re still in charge up 3-2. Only one of the Phillies pitchers has beaten us, and they have one starting in Game 6 who is a 6 inning pitcher.

      And when you see what happened in Game 4 and nearly happened at the end of Game 5, how can the Phillies have any confidence going to the bullpen late in games?

    3. MJ
      November 4th, 2009 | 8:18 am

      I’m so goddamn tired of hearing about how Yankee fans are all rich, snooty idiots or how the ballpark doesn’t get loud. Totally tired stories with a smidge of agenda behind them too.

      @ JeremyM:
      I’m positively freaking out. The more I think about it, the more I see the Yanks losing in 7 now…

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