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Tuesday, March 09, 2021

Vietnam vet who claims to have lived in Veterans Stadium for years

At night when he was by himself, Garvey would sometimes roller skate around the concourse.

“To roller skate around what would be the equivalent of a 10-story building and to look out and see the city was like meditation after a while,” he said.

Once Garvey went to sleep during a Phillies double header in 1980. A rain delay caused the last game to stretch well into the early-morning hours. When Garvey awoke in the middle of the night, he went out to watch it in flip flops and a bathrobe with a warm cup of coffee.

“There were less than 200 people scattered around,” he said. “They didn’t want to know why I was there in a bathrobe and flip flops, they just wanted to know where I got a hot cup of coffee because the concession stands closed hours ago.”

Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: March 09, 2021 at 02:34 PM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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