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Philadelphia baseball: we want beer!

Philadelphia baseball: we want beer!

A quiz: Where did baseball’s first stolen base happen? Which city had the first openly salaried baseball player? Which city boasted the first concrete and steel baseball stadium? Which city greeted Herbert Hoover with chants of “we want beer” at the 1931 World Series? That’s right–Philadelphia. Why am I suddenly a font of Philadelphia baseball […]

Animals on the Underground, Philly style

Animals on the Underground, Philly style

People have been spotting creatures in London’s Underground for years. Simply by staring at the tube map, clever people discover the shapes of animals. Check it out, especially the elephant, the fish, and the whale. Sadly, SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority) cannot compare to the London Underground. I gave it a shot, but the best […]

Phillie Phanatic

Phillie Phanatic

Responding to the Citizen’s Bank Park update, Tintil says: I hope that creature is a team mascot and not a food vendor. I’d be very cautious about touching a wiener produced by someone covered in green fur. It’s easy to forget that this is the world wide web and not everyone knows about the Phillie […]

Citizens Bank Park: Update

Citizens Bank Park: Update

More impressions of Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park (aka Taxpayer Stadium II). Hot dog gun: malfunctioned, firing a weiner into right field during the game. Seats: still too close together. Bathrooms: clean (before the game, anyway); a stadium employee was directing stall traffic, which helped the line move quickly. Beer: where is the Hop Devil? Harry […]

Satan's Laundromat comes to Philly

Satan’s Laundromat comes to Philly

Satan’s Laundromat, a terrific photolog, recently posted a series entitled Philly, but not the pretty parts. A slightly different take than my amateur cherry blossom shots.

The Great Cheesesteak Debate

The Great Cheesesteak Debate

Almost forgot to mention The Great Cheesesteak Debate, a last-minute short addition to the Philadelphia Film Festival. Scott Vosbury’s mini-documentary, shown before Super Size Me, examines one of the most pressing questions in our fair city: who makes the best cheesesteaks? And good news–you can view the film online. Don’t miss the late-night interviews with […]