It's a Phillies party atmosphere

MANAYUNK - October 22, 2008 ACME workers stocked cases with shrimp, wings and other World Series watching edibles that can feed Phillies fans as they celebrate and watch game one of the championship series tonight.

Even cakes were dressed up for the occasion.

"Already today we had a customer rush in, she got a cake, she was looking for a shirt, she was looking for table cloth and napkins already," ACME manager Hubert King said.

Many fans plan to savor the games in the best of 7 series from the first pitch to the last out. Whether simple or elaborate, fans game watching plans are shaping up.

"I'm going to hang out at home with my neighbors and my family and my kids and we're going to make snacks and watch the Phillies win," Paulette Gleisner of Bensalem said.

"I'm going to stay at home and watch on my new TV. Get all the color, and all the excitement and get phone calls from my sons going, did you see that mom?" Fredda Segal of Elkins Park said.

Some fans, like Ron Rich are concerned about more than food and fun during tonight's game. They worry about a certain intangible.

"It's superstition. I can't wear the hat. When I wore the hat, we lost that one game. So I can't wear the hat," Rich of Bordentown said.

The party atmosphere has begun even before the first pitch was thrown.

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