My best friend from Lehigh was in from the Left Coast last weekend. So, I scheduled a Sportsman's Weekend for myself and my buddy. We started Thursday evening with a trip to the Gym to throw around some free-weights and do some boxing on the heavy bag and speed bag.
Friday found us at the Cricket Club for a gym warm-up and then a few sets of squash. After squash, we bowled a few games on the Club lanes. After sauna,showers and shaves, we loaded a cooler with ice cold beers and headed for Citizens Bank Park to see the Phillies take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. It was an entertaining game which ended with a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the 9th for a Phil's win.
Saturday featured a trip to the Gun Club for 2 rounds of trap and 2 rounds of skeet. A quick lunch preceded our next excursion: Atlantic City for boxing at Bally's Casino.
One highlights of Friday night was having a beer with Gary Mathews, former member of the 1980 Phillies World Series winners and current radio announcer. He hangs out after the games at the Jazz club I used to own so we took the opportunity to have a photo taken. My buddy was fascinated by Gary's World Series rings.
After a great 7 bout card of boxing at Bally's, we hit the gaming tables.Some hard work at the Blackjack table, and my share of free rum & tonics, found me walking away a winner.
It was a phenomenal weekend. My buddy said to me as we waited for the car at the casino valet: " We did more in 3 days than lesser men do in 3 weeks."