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TGP writer interview: Allie

Another set of pointless questions with one of our writers

National League Championship Series Game 5: San Diego Padres v. Philadelphia Phillies
Bedlam at the Bank was a popular moment with our staff
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Once again, I’ve asked a serious of mostly pointless questions to one of our wonderful writers here at The Good Phight so that you could get to know the people behind the bylines just a little bit better.

Today’s victim subject is renowned expert on all things Citizens Bank Park: Allie!

When and how did you start writing at TGP?

I started in 2019, like two days before Harper signed with the Phils. I reached out to [Former editor Justin Klugh] because I was interested in writing a little bit and he brought me on.

Favorite Phillies moment since you’ve been here?

The timing of the Harper signing compared to when I joined was the early favorite, but my answer now has to be Bedlam at the Bank. It’s an iconic moment on its own, but even more for me because I was there. I still get goosebumps thinking about it.

Favorite writer - past or present - at TGP?

This may sound cheesy, but I really don’t have one. I think because everyone contributes different stuff, it’s hard to compare one to another. In general, I always enjoy the stuff that covers topics I don’t know much about because it allows me to learn.

Have you ever been too drunk to fish?

What?

What Major League player never played for the Phillies, but it felt like he should have?

David Wright. I wish he’d played for the Phillies, and I genuinely believe he would have fit in not only with the clubhouse at that time but also with the city. At least from the outside looking in, he seemed like he had the right personality to succeed in Philly.

Miami Marlins v New York Mets
David Wright: Never a Phillie
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Who is the greatest racehorse of all time?

Secretariat

Best YouTube clip of all time?

What’s something that most people don’t know about Citizens Bank Park?

Most people are unaware that a lot of the favorite food places are available on the 200 and 300 level, like Chickies & Pete’s and Manco & Manco. Same food, but much shorter lines than in Ashburn Alley. Also, there’s a really good photo spot in the 200 level in left field that looks out on the city and has a good view of the scoreboard.

Anything else you’d like to share?

Go Phils!