Phillies Phantasy Phlashback 1986!
It never ceases to amaze me what I can find on YouTube. This is an absolute gem… a PG-13/R-rated video recap of the 1986 Phillies Dream Week (what the camp was originally known as). Other than the new digs at the Carpenter Complex and the uniforms, this video could have been filmed last year (although I would love it if they outfitted us with those maroon ensembles). It’s incredible how they have kept this exact vibe going all these years, complete with the good-natured ribbing and salty language. This is a must view.
Back to the present… Crossing Broad featured this mini-documentary about Phillies PA announcer Dan Baker. Easily one of the top highlights of my two trips to Phantasy Camp has been hearing Mr. Baker announce my name over the PA of Bright House Field and Citizens Bank Park.
The chills that ran down my spine actually hurt.