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Phillies Pep Rally Canceled

By Wyatt Earp | September 29, 2008

Finally, some common sense from the Nutter administration and the Philadelphia Phillies:

The Phillies are headed to the playoffs for the second straight year, but the team says it will not hold a center city pep rally like it did last year.

The Phillies say the move is out of respect for Officer Patrick McDonald, the Philadelphia police officer who was shot and killed last Tuesday.

The playoffs start on Wednesday. Officer McDonald’s viewing is on Monday evening and his funeral is on Tuesday. (H/T – KYW1060)

Ya know, I rip Philadelphia’s politicians and sports teams all the time, and usually, deservedly so. However, I cannot help but applaud the parties involved for this move. This week is certainly not the week to hold a pep rally in this town.

Topics: Philly | 5 Comments »

5 Responses to “Phillies Pep Rally Canceled”

  1. -->Doghouse --> Says:
    September 29th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Smart move, good to see.

    Besides, with it being their second year in a row, the motivation wouldn’t seem to be the same.

  2. RT Says:
    September 29th, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    I heard about that last night or this morning (can’t remember), and I thought that someone with some brains made a good call.

    Hopefully, they will make a generous donation to any scholarship fund(s) set up in his honor, too.

  3. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 29th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Doghouse – And it didn’t work all too well the first time. Swept by the Rockies.

    RT – Agreed. I’ll try and post any of that info tomorrow after the funeral.

  4. Shannon Says:
    September 30th, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    It is nice to see them showing some most deserved respect for the fallen officer, his family and his coworkers.

    I found this article linked from Neal Boortz’s site today: Nearly 500 teens serving life terms in Pa. prisons.

    I’d hoped you had possibly read it and shared your thoughts on it. If you get a chance, I’d enjoy your take on it!

  5. Wyatt Earp Says:
    October 2nd, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    Shannon – 500? that does not surprise me at all.