The Philadelphia Renaissance Faire is in town from now until the end of October, and in an effort to promote it a group of Renaissance fair people invaded Citizens Bank Park and documented their journey running amuck throughout the park in search of the Phillie Phanatic. The climax of the the adventure is an on field sword fight with the Phanatic. That action picks up at the 11 minute mark. The first 11 minutes consists of the group worshiping statues, talking to an ATM, devouring ballpark food, and other perpetuations of chaos. Props to the Philadelphia Renaissance Faire marketing person who came up with this idea.
Since 1993 the Philadelphia Phillies have hosted teams of area high school all star players in a summer baseball tournament called the Carpenter Cup. Back in 1994 one of those all stars was current Phillies catcher Brian Schneider. Since joining the Phillies in 2010 after a decade long big league career with the Montreal Expos, Washington Nationals, and New York Mets, Schneider jumped at the chance to chair the tournament. It so happened that his old Carpenter Cup team Lehigh Valley won the 2011 championship, and as a result they were treated kings by Schneider at Citizens Bank Park. In the story, Schneider’s old Carpenter Cup coach talks about coaching Schneider and the experience had by this year’s Lehigh Valley team. It’s a pretty cool read.
Schneider made sure champs were rewarded