A while back I realized that, more than anything, my Mom enjoys spending quality time with us*. So rather than looping through the usual Mothers Day gift guides and/or paying a lot to go out to dinner with large crowds, we go to the (2022 National League Champion) Phillies Mother’s Appreciation game each year.
It also helps that Mom’s a huge Phillies fan. Bryce Harper is her guy.
We went this past Sunday and after years of freezing and/or rainy weather, we finally lucked out with a sunny, warm day. Major League Baseball made some rules changes that make the games go faster. Before this year, a baseball game averaged out to be about 3 hours long. Now it’s about 2 1/2 hours, which I think is perfect for a sporting event.
The downside of this is that if you go to get food or walk around the stadium to do other things, you’re missing a significant portion of the game.
On the suggestion of a coworker, we arrived at Citizens Bank Park early and ate first. There’s a gluten free stand at section 122, perfect for Mom. I’m basic trash so had a hot dog and a beer. Then we made our way to our seats and watched the Phillies beat the Red Sox 6-1.
Bonus: some of our cousins whom we haven’t seen for a long time were there and we met up for a bit after the game!
* Love languages is a very woo concept that does seem to hold water. I’m an “Acts of Service” person, myself.
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