PHILADELPHIA (CBS) The Phillies are fresh off taking two of three games over the weekend against their division rival, Washington Nationals, including an impressive 1-0 win on Sunday. The Phillies improved to 15-14 on the season, just 1.5 games behind the Atlanta Braves for first place in the National League East.
Phillies manager, Ryne Sandberg, joined the WIP Morning Show on Monday morning to discuss the recent success his team is having. First thing is first, however, as everyone wanted to hear the story of how Sandberg got caught in the Broad Street run on Sunday, while on his way to Citizens Bank Park.
“You know what, I stood there for ten minutes before I had the nerve to join in to try and cross the street, so there was thousands and thousands and thousands ahead of me,” Sandberg told Angelo Cataldi and the WIP Morning Show when asked what place he finished in the Broad Street run. “So I can’t claim I was in the top anything.”
Sandberg continued to explain his remarkable adventure to the ballpark, blaming his distracted driver.
“Well, I told the driver that Broad Street was closed and he said I know that,” Sandberg said. “So then we’re driving on the east on [interstate] 95 over there. We go by the exit that we need, Walt Whitman Bridge, we go by that because he’s asking about my sunglasses first of all. And then, I said, ‘Wait a minute that was our exit!’ So then we continue to go and we get to Broad and Pattison up there and there’s police cars, it’s blocked. I said, This is blocked,’we can’t go here. This is blocked.’ Next thing I know we’re out there by the airport.”
“He [the driver] punched in [the address] and the thing was telling him take this side street, take this side street and before we know it, I’m about a mile plus away from the stadium and we’re backed up and that point,” Sandberg continued. “I just got to get out now, so I get out. Now I’m walking and it takes awhile to get to Broad Street, then I get there and the mass of the runners are crossing right then and there’s no gaps what so ever.”
“I just asked the policemen, ‘Is it possible to cross right here?'”
“He said, ‘Well if you see any gap at all you can take a chance. Just kind of run with them and you can cross the street.'”
“Finally, I got the nerve to join in there and jog down there and made it across, and nobody said nothing or anything,” Sandberg said. “I didn’t disturb a thing.”