Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Save A Philadelphian

While Philadelphians far and wide try to recall that championship feeling, the city of Miami is celebrating its third professional title in nine years: last night’s NBA title won by the Heat and two World Series triumphs by the Marlins in 1997 and 2003 . 

Maybe the Fairmount Park Commission should consider planting a few palm trees along the River Drives.

5 Comments:

Blogger Matt said...

Not to mention that the Carolina Hurricanes -- Carolina!! -- won their first Stanley Cup on Monday night in just their ninth year of existence.

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Tom Durso said...

I don't know the Heat draw, but isn't it a shame that baseball in Miami is so poorly attended, despite those World Series title? I think back to how it was here in '93 and '94, when the Phillies were contending and winning -- the Vet (the Vet!) was a jumping place night in and night out. We are soooo starved for a winner.

11:54 AM  
Blogger Tom Goodman said...

Everyone wants to blame the poor attendance in Miami on ownership and its undisguised attempts to either extort a new stadium deal or move the franchise, but the good people of Miami haven't shown much support of their baseball team for years, fire sales notwithstanding.

12:20 PM  
Anonymous J. Weitzel said...

Miami is all transplants from other cities with loyalties to other teams. I saw a Phillies game there in 2002. There were more people cheering for a) the Phillies b) the Yankees - they were following the score on the scoreboard. Not to mention, the stadium stinks and it's in the middle of nowhere.

12:23 PM  
Blogger Rev. Smokin Steve said...

Isn't it ironic that Miami did it with two teams that weren't even in existence in 1983, the last time Philadelphia won anything?

We nee some expansion teams up in this place.

1:45 PM  

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