Philadelphia, PA – Phillies baseball fans had a one-hour rain delay last night at their game against the visiting St. Louis Cardinals. It didn’t seem to bother most Greek American fans who came out for Greek Heritage Night. When Cosmos Philly asked Phillie fan Constantine Maniatis, he responded with, “it’s perfect, now we’re on Greek time”.
For those that attended and stayed, it was truly an exciting evening. They were treated to an impressive victory by the first place Philadelphia Phillies, the National Anthem being sung by students of the Odyssey school in Wilmington Delaware, the first ball being thrown out by Hellenic Federation President Georgia Halakos, and a hilarious, near solo 5th inning dance performance by the Phillie Phanatic.
For those that came early (before the game/during warm-ups), they got to see the Hellenic Heritage Dance group from St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church of Cherry Hill.
This was the 6th year the event has taken place. The evening was sponsored by the American Hellenic Institute in Washington DC.