The Opening Night ceremonies were nice, but very distracting to the players apparently. There was a couple of gaffs in the ceremony. One of them was the ladder that Charlie Manuel thought he was going to walk down onto the field was abruptly pulled away before he got there, and even people in the crowd were at bit surprised that they left Charlie out there in Ashburn Alley to find his own way back onto the field.
The ring ceremony will be another distraction on Wednesday, it's a necessary distraction but it's one that will be nice to experience but also get this one behind the team so it can start concentrate on playing baseball and not so much mug for cameras and try to be too cute. The team is playing through all of this pomp and circumstance and not playing all that well. The fans that booed the team on Opening Night should be ashamed. It's a national disgrace to boo a team that won a World Series on Opening Night no matter what happens. This is what makes me wonder about some Philly fans. I wonder what makes them tick, what would inspire them to be so despicable to boo the World Champions. I question their allegiance to the team and their integrity and they know who they are!