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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Fox Sports: Phillies to give out Pope Francis ‘Rookie Card’ on Wednesday

I had a papal trading card collection as a kid, until my Mother Superior threw it out…

During Wednesday’s game against the Washington Nationals, fans will be allowed to pick up their own Pope rookie card at various locations in Citizens Bank Park, per the team’s official site.

“In honor of Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to celebrate the World Meeting of Families Congress,” the announcement reads, “fans may pick up a commemorative Phillies Pope Francis Rookie Card at the First Base and Third Base Kiosks.”

It’s a nice touch that the Phillie Phanatic is holding the card in the photo. One can only imagine the conversations that would occur should the mascot and His Holiness strike up a conversation.

Given the struggles the Phillies have experienced this season as the team has limped to a woeful 56-90 record, perhaps the team can glean some divinely inspired benevolence from the Pope because of its interesting gesture.

AndrewJ Posted: September 16, 2015 at 06:47 PM | 29 comment(s)
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