We headed into the game around 2:15, the line to get in was insane. The metal detectors really slow the pace down.
All the lines were open but there is such a mass of people everyone is in line but no one is really in line correctly. They should hire me to fix this problem.
We were able to get in before the first pitch thankfully. We did miss the guy parachuting in though but that's ok.
This was Harper taking a pitch in his first at-bat. For his first at bat everyone stood up the whole time which doesn't happen too often for an at-bat in the first inning of a game. He grounded out to first base and then everyone clapped for him. Never seen that before at a baseball game. By the third at bat some yahoo behind me was yelling to trade him. Gotta love Philly.
Overall view from our seats.
Had an amazing time at the game. The weather was great, people were genuinely excited. Nola pitched great like most of last year. McCutchen started the game off with a bang when he hit that HR right away. Some inebriated fellow behind us went nuts and kept yelling that he had 1,500 dollars on the game. Quite amusing. I didn't see any fan incidents or anything bad at all.
Side note, this was only the 2nd Grand Slam I have ever seen a person. Last time I saw one live was in High school against the Dodgers when none other then Travis Lee hit it. I remember the game well because Gary Sheffield almost got tossed for arguing with the umpires.
Did some digging, found the box score to that game!
Travis Lee hit it off of Eric Gagne!
My drought of not seeing a Grand Slam is over!
Thanks for reading, cheers to many more games and Phillies wins this year!