The Philadephia Phillies. And speaking of the Phillies, tonight begins the World Series between the Tampa Bay
Whos? Rays and Bossy’s beloved hometown team.
Although Bossy must come clean: while it’s true her Phillies are a favorite thing, she knows very little about this particular baseball season, which is funny, really, considering this is the first season the Phillies have made it to the World Series since 1993, when Bossy sat in the stands for every single home game crying into her Chicken Cheese Wit’.
It’s not that Bossy didn’t want to get into the Phillies this year—she even begged her friend Martha to get into the Phillies with her, because it wasn’t enough that her husband and son were already begging her to watch the games each and every night from April through October.
But Bossy had other pressing needs this summer that prevented her from watching baseball, like napping on the couch and sleeping on the sofa.
So this is everything Bossy knows about the 2008 Phillies, which if you ask Bossy is plenty and should be enough to make you root for them too:
Bossy's Friend Amy saysOctober 22, 2008 at 10:08 am
Now that’s a reason to watch baseball!!! Had I known they were this hot, I would’ve wasted my WHOLE summer and fall watching them!
Julianne saysOctober 22, 2008 at 10:23 am
pam saysOctober 22, 2008 at 10:27 am
I was all baseball? who, but then this… Now I’m all baseball? I love baseball!
Little Miss Sunshine State saysOctober 22, 2008 at 10:29 am
I would love to root for the Phillies. Especially since the Tampa Bay Whos? put away my beloved Red Sox for the season.
Right now my more pressing concern is Troy Polamalu and his concussions.
Grandma J saysOctober 22, 2008 at 10:30 am
I love the mascots, especially that cute green thing the Phillies have…what’s his name? Phillie Phanatic? What a hoot.
I have a World Series poll on my site, Bossy’s vote is critical.
I’m also having anxiety attacks worried about Bert and Walt, sitting in that frozen tundra for so long.
JennC saysOctober 22, 2008 at 10:34 am
Because Bossy is one of my favorite bloggers (and a Philly fan to boot), I am more than willing to share with her my own secret husband, Pat Burrell (Mr. Shirtless McChesty second from the top).
But I must insist that Bossy return him to me in no less than perfect condition after the World Series.
tamela saysOctober 22, 2008 at 11:35 am
I love the Phillies but haven’t watched them in years. It is very time consuming, kinda like Big Brother. I even named my cat Philly. Living in TN, everyone assumed she was named after a young horse. I was very disappointed to learn that Darin Daulton has gone bonkers.
anne marie in philly saysOctober 22, 2008 at 11:35 am
sweet jeebus, girl, that pix of a shirtless pat burrell made me weak in the knees (pant pant pant).
then there is the dirty chase utley…man, would I like to get down and dirty with him (heh heh heh).
cole hamels ready to throw the ball…throw it to ME, cole!
jason werth…let’s go play in the outfield together!
and ryan howard…two bats…that man is blessed…
fantasy baseball come true!
Bridget saysOctober 22, 2008 at 12:01 pm
Oh please oh please oh please oh please. Tampa Bay Who? Seriously? Where did they come from? And who are their fans? People who live in Florida make me nervous because they drive Cadillacs and wear visors and eat rice pudding every day. I could go on. We Phillies fans deserve this one.
Philly saysOctober 22, 2008 at 12:05 pm
Bossy needs to go read my post today on the”Curse”
Tootsie Farklepants saysOctober 22, 2008 at 12:27 pm
In keeping with the spirit of this post I thought I should inform you that I pointed and clicked the penis area of your guess and press. It wasn’t until I made it in here and read further that I knew I’d made the right choice.
Dharmamama saysOctober 22, 2008 at 12:33 pm
Oh, my. That might be enough to make me watch for a bit…. nah. Oldest son and I have to catch up on Sarah Connor Chronicles. Summer Glau instead!
Liz saysOctober 22, 2008 at 12:39 pm
I love going to baseball games more than any other type of sporting event. Not because it’s particularly exciting (mostly pretty boring, actually), but because, of all the types of athletes out there, baseball players have the cutest butts. Hands down.
The other Lisa saysOctober 22, 2008 at 12:41 pm
Is it wrong to have two husbands in the same infield? ’cause I can’t decide between Chase and Cole.
I liked Jayson until the series with the Brewers – he’s looking a little ratty. As in – looking like an actual rat, not looking shabby. Maybe if he promises to shave again…
Reeb saysOctober 22, 2008 at 12:52 pm
Does the photo crop on the Favorite Things box indicate what Bossy’s favorite thing about baseball is? I’m thinking this is a clue.
Windy saysOctober 22, 2008 at 1:32 pm
They have great uniforms.
foolery saysOctober 22, 2008 at 2:19 pm
I’m with Tootsie and Reeb — I really wasn’t sure what your favorite things crop was saying.
And I thought “thinking about baseball” had the opposite effect.
ruthwells saysOctober 22, 2008 at 3:59 pm
Yeah, that’ll work.
rockle saysOctober 22, 2008 at 5:35 pm
o noes! BOSSY forgot two VIP’s (very important phillies):
jp saysOctober 22, 2008 at 5:52 pm
Well……….actually I’m a Red Sox fan………………..BUTT…….hmmmmm, OK I could watch Cole if I HAD to!
But for a Winner, I have to go w/ the Rays!
(they beat us afterall)
rockle saysOctober 22, 2008 at 7:08 pm
sorry about the double post. got caught up in the excitement!
Victoria saysOctober 22, 2008 at 8:01 pm
Hubba hubba! Goodbye Blue Jays, Hello Phillies!!!
Liz saysOctober 22, 2008 at 8:46 pm
Well that is just good to know. Thank you very much for your Phillies tutorial.
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysOctober 22, 2008 at 9:48 pm
THAT SECOND ONE IS MY BOYFRIEND AND HUSBAND!
wrh saysOctober 22, 2008 at 11:11 pm
Back off Bossy, Pat Burrell is ALL MINE.
I never gave up on you Pat! Not even when you sucked so bad that Phillies fans threw stuff at you in the outfield! You’re my man, Pat! I can’t quit you!
David saysOctober 23, 2008 at 12:44 am
This is baseball, right?
Lesley saysOctober 23, 2008 at 3:12 am
Professional baseball players: DROOOOOOOOOL.
(DAMN Dodgers. Your Phillies OWNED US!)
Becca saysOctober 23, 2008 at 4:30 am
So don’t get this baseball thingy, but if I get to look at pretty boys like that – who gives a monkeys! Bring on the phillies!!