This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

On Our Way To The World Series

736 words - 3 pages

Andy Holman
English Composition 1
Essay 2
On our way to the World Series
As I drive slowly, heading west over the Walt Whitman bridge, I smell the stench of the what used to be an old brewery, but now I am not sure what factory is belching that awful smell that causes my throat to tighten and my memory to race. The smell takes me back to all the games and concerts I have attended in Philly through the years. Today, the one I remember is the car accident we had coming home from a Queen rock concert in 1978, when I was in the back of my brother Rich’s blue Pinto, back in the seventies. I recall waiting for it to explode when he missed the car in front of him, escaping tragedy for sure, only to be rear-ended. It never did explode. Rich is my brother that invited me to go to this game, one of seven brothers. I was psyched when he asked me to go. It was just Rich and I going to game six of the 1993 National League Conference Series.
The exuberance I felt ...view middle of the document...

As we drive down Patterson Avenue toward Veteran’s Stadium, you could feel the emotion of sixty five thousand fans, who have been waiting for this moment for thirteen long years, desperately wanting to see the “Fightin’ Phils” crush the Atlanta Braves.
We park close to an exit and start our journey toward the stadium. We walk along Broad Street into a sea of red and white shirts, hats, banners and people yelling and cheering, “Go Phils.” There are Phillies fans everywhere. It’s loud and the sidewalks are mobbed with vendors selling t-shirts hats, noise makers and all kinds of MLB playoff memorabilia.
It’s a cool breezy, October night, perfect for playoff baseball. I hear the clicking of the turnstiles, the yelling of the hotdog and beer vendors, people pushing their way toward the gate as we enter the weather beaten, rusty old cookie cutter stadium. As the Phillies team announcer talks distinctively on the public address system, I see wild-eyed, optimistic fans hand there tickets to the gate attendant, looking like young boys, with a smile and twinkle in their eye. Someone yells out, “Who’s pitching for the Braves?” Rich tells him halfheartedly “Greg Maddux.” Then before the next person asks the next obvious question, Rich boisterously yells, “Tommy Greene,” for the Phils, everyone laughs and cheers.
We climb the concrete ramps seven levels up to our seats. We are in the infamous seven hundred section, where no Dallas Cowboys, Redskins or Giants football fan has ever gone or lived to tell about. This was it, sanctuary for all the working stiffs, no place for the faint hearted. This is where they gather, to kick back and let off some steam from the weeks toil.
It was the most exciting game in the last decade. The Phillies had put together a string of losing, heartbreaking seasons and now had chance at redemption. Would it happen? Could it happen? We were going to find out tonight and quickly.
By the time we got to our seats the National Anthem was coming to an end and the crowd was in a roaring frenzy. This was to be the game that would end the World Series drought for Philadelphia Phillies.
On October 14, 1993, the headline read “Phillies beat Braves 6-3,” We were on our way to the World Series!

Other Essays Like On Our Way to the World Series

Going Back to the Natural Way

1254 words - 6 pages one’s life. Though these things had helped in the development of health in the society, it is not enough to rely on chemicals and inorganic substances to cure a person. Ignorance is not an excuse to get sick, go to the hospital, buy medicine, be well and get sick again. It is time to open our eyes and see the world we live in. We should make use of these God given gifts to help ourselves in attaining a quality and healthy life. Making use of

Breastfeeding Is the Best Way to Feed

2771 words - 12 pages Breastfeeding is the Best Way to Feed Raquel McWhite South University Online Breastfeeding is the Best Way to Feed Here comes the nurse with the new mother’s baby, she gently places her bundle of joy in her arms. As the mother gives her new pride and joy a sweet kiss on the forehead, all the baby can think is FEED ME LADY! What is a woman to do? Does she pull her breast out and prepare to feed her child, or does she simply tell the

The Proper Way to Get in Shape

397 words - 2 pages walkers will experience shin pain. The way to avoid this is to increase your speed and distance gradually. Take it slow to allow your legs time to get used to walking. Wear a good, flexible walking shoe with a low heel. Do some research online for the best walking shoe before you buy. Do stretching exercises, focusing on the calves and shins, after you walk. Do ankle circles and toe points before and after walking. Be aware of your posture when you

Our World and Health Car Delivery in the Future

2644 words - 11 pages | Our World and Health Care Delivery In The Future | | | LaTisha M. Green | HCA/24011/04/2012Vinod Sharma | | Demographics and disease trends have a big influence on health care and how it is going to be delivered now and in the future as well. The world around us is forever changing and we need to make sure that we are changing and evolving with it as well. In this paper we are going to discuss two things that are making us

The Best Way to Put Your Baby to Sleep

553 words - 3 pages The Best Way to Put Your Baby to Sleep New parents are always excited for the arrival of their little bundle of joy, but once the baby arrives, they suddenly realize that life isn’t all about flowers and butterflies. Their newborns constantly cry at night, and because they take turns taking care of the baby, they hardly get any sleep themselves. This can especially be difficult for parents who have to work during the day

Title: Our Shrinking World - The Environmental Impact Our Growing Population Has Made

612 words - 3 pages extravagant numbers, and now our planet is showing signs of the inevitable. As the population rises, the environment depletes. Depletion of the environment could eventually lead to the end of life on earth. The human population is to blame for all environmental problems: their large numbers throw off the world's equilibrium because the human race infects the earth.All environmental problems are rooted in the needs of the population. The living

The Impact Of Technology On Music Is Overwhelming. Technological Advancements In The Last Century Have Revolutionized The Way We Make, Market And Listen To Music

540 words - 3 pages THE INFLUENCE OF TECHNOLOGY IN MUSIC BYMusic technology might be defined as any form of technology, which helps a musician to make music. The impact of technology on music is overwhelming. Technological advancements in the last century have revolutionized the way we make, market and listen to music. To be specific, the invention and evolution of samplers, synthesizers and computer technology has changed the way music is now produced.Music

West's Effect on the World

2756 words - 12 pages The West’s Affect on the World Every nation is always in contention with one another. For every civilization that triumphs, others must suffer. For a majority of human history the strongest nations were comprised into a group known as the West. The west is home to the ideologies of democracy, capitalism, and consumerism. The idea of democracy has been forced upon many nations in the world by the Western states. Democracy however has

"Help Is On The Way" - An Article Review And Summary

971 words - 4 pages lessons and only have access to a live tutor when they experience difficulty. Each lesson involves basic instruction followed by skill and a short test to determine whether or not the student has mastered the concept presented. The way that Apangea is presented is one of the main advantages to this program. The lessons do not put too much information on the screen at one time and also allows the student to reverse to previous screens to review

Tatts the Way to Get Under the Skin

549 words - 3 pages . ➢ Celebrity culture has normalised tattoos and young people are vulnerable to them. 5. Is there any evidence of the use of emotive language in this article? Give examples. The introduction in this article uses a strong emotive word to capture the writers Sue Hewitt’s opinion on the subject concerned, Hewitt uses the word ‘nightmare’ to refer to how mothers see tattoos, thus implying tattoos in a negative way. “Young people should read the

Transport the Way to Go in a Jam

3483 words - 14 pages Transport The way to go In a jam Getting on track Road to nowhere Did you know The past 50 years have seen a revolution in the way we travel. We’re able to travel further and faster and do more. Millions of us today have more independence and mobility than ever before. That’s partly because most households in the UK now own a car. But cars are a mixed blessing. The way we travel is having a huge impact on us, our environment and the

Related Papers

"The Road Not Taken" By Robert Frost. The Teacher Asked Us To Read This Short Story And Them Write A Summery Of It And Relate To The World Or Our Lives In Some Way

580 words - 3 pages a while he decided to take the path that less people had taken because the grass wasn't worn on it when in actuality it was just about the same. He thinks he made the right decision and is happier for it. He chose the path less traveled because he had taken the other path a long time ago; but he knew it would make him face negative consequences, so he started on the other one and never took the other again. He says that one day he will be talking

Globalization Towards The Improvement Of Our World

1182 words - 5 pages Globalization describes a process by which regional economies, societies, and cultures have become integrated through a global network of communication, transportation, and trade. Diffusion is the process by which a culture item spreads from group to group or society to society. Impact of globalization and diffusion on world society: Since the mid-twentieth century globalization has become a buzzword to talk about societies, and is defined

Notes On T He Roman Republic: City State To World Empire

1154 words - 5 pages Chapter 6Rome's great political achievement was to transcend the narrow political orientation of the city-state & to create a world state that unified the different nations of the Mediterranean world. Rome overcame the limitations of the city-state mentality & developed an empirewide system of law & citizenship. Their genius found expression in law and government, the practical, not the theoretical.Historians divide Roman history

Comparing The Effect Of Conscience On Macbeth And Lady Macbeth. Author:Cambridge University Press Series Editor:Rex Gibson

869 words - 4 pages Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are two interesting characters. In this play their conscience plays with them in different parts of the play. In the beginning of the play Macbeth is a man with a clear conscience until his thoughts are gradually corrupted by his wife.When the king enters Macbeth's castle, the day the plan was going to take place Macbeth thinks about the reasons why he shouldn't go on with the plan, he says, "first, as I am his kinsman