I was planning on attending up to 6 Phillies games this year. I work not too far from Philadelphia and have a bunch of friends that wanted to go to some of the games.
The first game that we were planning on attending was Opening Day
I hate the Brewers.
More recently they have become a team I actually like with Christian Yelich and Mike Moustakas both playing for the team in recent years. But if you go back to the early 2010s with the teams that had Carlos Gomez, Ryan Braun, Rickie Weeks, and Nyjer Morgan? Yeah, I didn't have much respect for those teams.
Another group of games I was going to attend were the entire series of the Pirates coming to Philly in late August.
The Pirates were a complete mess last year as they finished in the bottom of every offensive and pitching category in the National League and Baseball in general.
Once the schedules were changed around so only East teams played East teams and Central v Central and West vs West, it became clear that for the first time in 130 years the Phillies and Pirates wouldn't be playing each other in a season.
The Phillies schedule was rewritten and on August 26th, they faced the Washington Nationals.
The Phillies were triumphant in the game winning 3-2 over the defending Champions.
Andrew McCutchen went 2 for 5 atop the Phillies lineup.
I picked up this pair of tickets for the Cutch on a ticket collection.