Conshohocken Rocked Reading and the R-Phils Yesterday
by Brian Coll
Photos by Brian and Jack Coll
I’m writing this from a personal point of view, things that I witnessed and even things that may have a different meaning to me, than they would to you. So, hopefully you can follow along here.
We can’t take credit for Conshy day at the R-Phils game. We can only thank the powers that be in Reading. We are very lucky to know the Hunsicker family and Scott is the General Manager of the R-Phils. He grew up in Conshohocken with his brother Todd and mom and dad Sue and Tom. For our family, it is always a treat to travel to Reading, enjoy a little time with a great family who were born and raised in Conshohocken and who have certainly left their mark in Reading.
One of the very cool things that we were able to do was to have the athletes from Conshohocken Baseball and Softball League take the field before the game. The players got to say their name into a microphone while on the Jumbotron and run out to right field for a catch. We saw a lot of happy kids and parents representing Conshohocken.
Everywhere you looked yesterday you saw people representing Conshohocken. It might have been an I Summer in Conshy shirt, maybe you saw a member of the Hussey Family wearing their HussBus shirts. I saw a few Straight Outta Conshy shirts and so many different baseball shirts from the different little league teams over the years. One of the biggest cheers of the day came when Terry McNally was introduced to throw out a first pitch.
Other people with ties to Conshohocken got to throw out a first pitch. I was lucky enough to have my son and my dad both throw out first pitches. Yes, I know, there can only be one real first pitch, and that came after all the ceremonial other first pitches. In addition to Jack and Rocco, other people to throw out a first pitch were JP Hussey, a Dr. J… not that one but the one from Conshohocken Dental Arts… Terry McNally, Tim Donovan, Mayor Aronson among others.
Once the game got going, everywhere you looked or went you saw someone from Conshohocken. It was great seeing so many familiar faces throughout the stadium and on the jumbotron. Conshy kids were dancing, Conshy adults were answering trivia questions and everyone was watching the game (sorry our R-Phils lost the game)
We are already working on plans for next years event where we will hopefully be another year removed from the pandemic and we will have more time to plan and invite our friends and neighbors.
Thank you to everyone who came out to the game and thank you to the local businesses that helped support the event. Thank you to the entire R-Phils organization and a special thank you to our old friends the Hunsicker family.