While Phillies third baseman David Bell shielded off the boos after his third error of the game, Sandy Green, my mother, was greeted by a warm round of cheers Tuesday night about an hour north of Philadelphia.
In front of 30 supporters at the Tavern restaurant in Kutztown, she received news she had won the Democratic primary for mayor of Kutztown. The scores:
Phillies 7, Cardinals 5.
Mom ... 339 votes, Mayor Gennaro Marino … 38 votes.
The 89-10 percent landslide represents the largest percent margin of victory for any Berks County municipal race featuring more than two candidates running on their party ballot. That’s unofficial mind you, meaning I got about halfway through this list. If you can find a bigger margin, you have the honor of selecting my next feature. The only stipulation is it must be on former Phillie Ricky Ledee.
Mom, made famous across the blogosphere by the banner located on Berks Phillies Fans, wasn’t the only person that knocked it out of the park last night. Bobby Abreu, Pat Burrell and Ryan Howard each exercised their rights.
Cardinals starter Jeff Suppan did his best Gennaro Marino impression, letting the opposition outscore him by a wide margin. It’s the second time this year Suppan was rocked by the Phils, and is sure to be dumped for about the fifth time in my mixed fantasy league, replaced by Jake Westbrook, Kip Wells or someone like that.
In the real world that often parallels fantasy, Kutztown’s citizens made a swap of their own, picking up A-Rod from the free agent pool.
Way to go, Mom, and way to go Phils!