Spheroid: Phillies Girl

Citizens_bank_liberty_bell_oil_2 That beautiful image to the right belongs to the Citzens Bank Park Art photo album from Sally over at Phillies Girl, and it is a great starting point to know more about that MLBlog. You can see from this Spheroid of her that photography is one of her passions, and that photo album is a true digital art gallery. Get to know more about her with these Nine Questions:

Why did you sign up for an MLBlog?

Baseball is my passion and I love to write. Photography is another passion and I always take my camera to the games. And of course, like everyone else, I have opinions.

What is your favorite team and why?

Since 1973 and for the rest of my life, the Phillies. From the time I was a baby until Roberto Clemente died,
I was a rabid Pittsburgh Pirates fan, because my Dad grew up near Pittsburgh and loved the Pirates. Everyone else in my family, including my brother, was for the Phillies. We have a strong legacy of Phillies fandom in my family. My grandfather had season tickets for them, starting in the ’40s at Shibe Park, and long into the Veterans Stadium years. When he passed away, I took them over. I moved to Philly in Roberto_1
1973, didn’t know a lot of people and went to the ballgame almost every night the Phillies were home. I was hooked. The team had youngsters named Bowa, Schmidy, Luzinski and Boone. I watched that team evolve and they’ve been my passion ever since. I also have followed the Red Sox since 1967 when I went to school in New England.

What is your favorite thing about blogging?

I have a couple of different blogs, including this one. My favorite thing about this one is that I can voice my opinion; I can gush or yell; I can post the photos I take at the park before, during and after the game; I can be part of a community of other people of all ages and both genders who are passionate about the same thing. I love that I can combine three of the things I love the most -– baseball, writing and photography –- in one place.

Favorite blogs, including at least one MLBlog:

My favorite MLBlog would be Red Sox Chick. There’s a Phillies blog on Google’s "Blogger" I like called Swing and a Miss. But really, I like a lot of them and read as many as I can.

Most memorable Major League moment(s):

I have a few. When I was in sixth grade, I got to meet Bill Mazeroski, my very favorite player on the Pirates, between games of a twi-night doubleheader at Connie Mack Stadium. My Dad had somehow arranged it through a friend he had at the Phillies. Maz game me a miniature Pirates authentic flannel uniform with "9" on the back. I was in heaven. It was that October Maz hit his historic homer in the World Series. I was in heaven. But as an adult, I would have to say getting to watch Steve Carlton get his 3,000th strikeout, 1980 when the Phillies won the World Series, 2004 when the Red Sox won the Series, lots of Michael Jack Schmidt homers, and seeing Roberto Clemente get his 2,999th hit at the Vet before he went home to Pittsburgh, collected 3,0000 and never ever got another one.

What would you be doing if you weren’t blogging?

Taking pictures, reading books, fooling around on the computer.

Last item you bought at the MLB.com Shop?

A red Phillies T-shirt with Ryan Howard‘s name and number 6 on the back.

Who is your favorite Major League player?

Pat Burrell, closely followed by Ryan Howard and Aaron Rowand.

Happiness is . . .

The way the dirt and grass look under the lights at twilight, wooden bats and the sound they make on a home run, coming from behind to win, and seeing as many games as I can at the ballpark.

Please get to know the Phillies Girl blog, and feel free to email us your responses to those questions so we can tell everyone about your own MLBlog.

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