I’m not much into sports, but I am into celebrity events, and in Philly our celebrities tend to be sports figures, weather women and Piere Robert. SO today when I read they were going to have a Rally for the Phillies for winning the NL Championship, I went over to check out the celebrity part of the event. ‘Cause it’s my job, and it helps to pay the bills, I knew just where to stand to get a few candid shots; the “Stage Door”, or in this case where the buses let the players off. There were more than two dozen people, guys mostly, standing there waiting for their hometown heros. Even though the crowd screamed their names, they didn’t bother to look our way, which I thought was really rude, especially since I was looking for my “money shots.”Finally this guy Aaron Rowand signs for a phan, and in a flash one of the coaches tells him to get back in line, and not to do that again. It was rather bizarre since he was here to celebrate with the fans, but that would explain why the guys were ignoring us on the side. I did manage to squeeze off a few good shots.Jayson Werth (Thanks to everyone who email me the correct names & spellings of the players)

Pat Burrell
Shane Victorino

Werth captures the moment with his video cameraCarlos RuizShortstop Jimmy Rollins and #4

Brett Meyers makes a hasty exit after the rally ends

Aaron RowandHarry Kalas The Rally
Looking towards Love Park (The fountain is pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month) The pig gave a few hotdogs out during the rally; they were good, but he didn’t have any mustard.

The Phanatic waves to his blown up self
All in all it was a great rally, a record breaker I hear. GO PHILLIES!!! I want a day off from work!! (If you lift my photos, I would appreciate a photo credit: HughE Dillon or reference back to this page: Thanks!!