Philadelphia City Council played host to visiting officials from Cincinnati for Wednesday’s major league playoff game, but once the game started things weren’t quite so polite.
Members of Philadelphia City Council had a visit recently from a pair of scouts from the enemy camp – a Red camp.
“Welcome to Philadelphia, where everyday is a Halladay.” Councilman Bill Green gave the greeting to two city councilman from Cincinnati wearing suits and ties with Reds baseball caps. They visited their Philadelphia counterparts as part of a trip to see the Phillies play the Reds.
Visiting councilman Wendell Young says Philadelphia Councilman Curtis Jones generally has been a good host.
“The hospitality at Philadelphia was fine until we got to the game,” he says. “Then your Councilman Curtis Jones, he was so desperate for this win, that he set us next to a couple of nuns who shot down every prayer we sent up. In short order we had two trash-talkin nuns and we didn’t have a prayer.”
Cincinnati Council President Cecil Thomas is still optimistic the Big Red Machine can pull off a series win.
“It ain’t over yet,” he says.