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Rename the Phillies for What Philly Does Best

Back to work after a wonderful week in Maine. During the ten-hour ride home yesterday, our conversation covered a lot of odd ground. (Perhaps it was the low barometric pressure of Hurricane Kyle.) I'd like to tell you all about it, but you know what they say: what happens in the car stays in the car.

For the most part, anyway; I’ll share one thing. Out of the blue, I mentioned I thought I should follow the Milwaukee Brewers, because of the whole beer thing (if I followed any sport, it would be baseball). That led to dreams of renaming the Phillies instead, because Philadelphia is the Best Beer Drinking Town in America™ (and “Phillies” isn’t much of a name when you think about it). We spun out some variations based on drinking euphemisms such as putting some away, throwing down a couple, tossing back a few, etc. Anne came up with the best one: The Philadelphia Knockerbackers.


Ever since I read this post, I've been using the Knockerbacker name. It's brought good luck so far!

Let’s hope the luck holds! Even though I am more a minor league (York Revolution) fan, I would LOVE it if the Phillies won.

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