The Last Dance

It was a day of bittersweet “lasts” this afternoon at beautiful Bright House Field after yesterday’s washout.  Last greetings for people who have become March acquaintances each year.  Straw Hat Tony with a great sense of humor at his watch on the walkway to the stadium.

Me & Tony

Then on to Joe at the Bright House Fountain entrance.

Me & Joe

And speaking of security … the on-field security crew was in rare form, as the Phanatic put them through their YMCA paces.

Phillies YMCA.jpg

Even the clouds were in beautiful form at the stadium for the finale this afternoon!

Beautiful Clouds Stadium

The Auction around Section 113 that takes place after the bottom of the 6th inning was quiet today – almost an untended silent auction.  I realized too late that this is the best day to get a bargain!

Phillies Auction

Here’s the Phanatic doing “The Last Dance”:


… Followed by the last 7th inning stretch:


And of course, the last call for alcohol …


The Phanatic makes his getaway after his last Clearwater appearance.

But not before Miriam manages to work in a photobomb!

M Photobombs Phanatic

This was the 70th year that the Phillies have done Spring Training in Clearwater, yet it never seems to get old.

Phillies 70 years

Good luck to the 2016 Phillies!


Chooch Street

About Leonard J. Press, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD

Developmental Optometry is my passion as well as occupation. Blogging allows me to share thoughts in a unique visual style.
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