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I am a huge Philadelphia Sports fan. And my favorite of all Philly teams is the Phillies. So when they made it to the World Series, I had to make the trip. The minute they won the National League pennant, I was online looking for tickets. It didn't take long to find a seller. The only problem was the price. For standing room only to game 5 (possible championship game) the cheapest I could find was $600. I didn't know if I'd ever get this chance again so I bought one ticket immediately. The next thing I needed was a hotel and plane ticket, which I was able to find for $400. So far my trip plan was going pretty good.
Finally, I was able to make my solo trip to Philadelphia. The pre-game weather was great. Of course that was also four hours prior to the game. I would find out later that the weather wasn't going to hold. It figures the one time I get to go to a Phillies World Series game and history is made. After five and one half innings the game got called due to a rain and snow mixture. The wind was so strong that I couldn't even keep an eye on the ball. I understood that the game needed to be cancelled, but I was still very disappointed.
I was wrong! For the next hour and a half I wondered the streets of Philadelphia looking for a cab. The entire time the weather got worse. I was soaked and freezing. My arms were full of all the souveniers I had to have and all I wanted was my hotel bed. At long last I found a cab and made it back to my hotel. I have not been so happy to be in a warm bed in a really long time. That had to be the best I slept in years.
The next day I found out that the game was not going to be played that night. Rather than trying to get a hotel for the next couple of nights and missing a few days of work, I went home. Over all, the weather was horrible and I didn't get to see my beloved Phillies win the World Series while I was in town. But I wouldn't have given up the experience of being at the game they would eventually win. It made this Phillies fan's year.