One thing about being a Phillies phan in a foreign land (Texas) is that my celebration of the Phillies win is a sort of a solitary affair. But it was fun today in work as people I didn't know would say to me "Go Phillies" and "What a game" when they saw me. My company is actually headquartered in Philadelphia so there were even people around as happy as I was. Here's me at work today.
This was a very enjoyable baseball season. The Phillies were fun to follow even if I didn't get to see them too often. The Astros were fun to follow, at least in the second half. I discovered baseball card blogs and have come in contact with a nice bunch of people who share by borderline obsession with collecting small rectangles of cardboard. I've made baseball card trades with complete strangers and never felt I'd be ripped off.
I've been blogging since February and have a steady, if small, group of readers. Now that the baseball season is over and the baseball card collecting season is just about over (I'm still looking for a couple blaster boxes of Topps Update), I'm going to feature some of my other Collections a bit more frequently (bonsai, photography and my Cliff Walk postcard collection). But I've got a lot of baseball cards I still want to share. I've got a series going with my Mike Schmidt cards and I want to do a series on the 1983 Phillies who went to the World Series and the 1980 Phillies who won the World Series.
Thanks to everyone who takes the time to read my blog and thanks for your joy in my joy for the Phillies.