You Just Knew They Would Bring Up Santa & The Snowball

Sure, sure, the Philadelphia Phillies just put up a stirring come-from-behind effort last night to win game one of the National League Championship Series.  But what does Politico want to dwell on?  Santa Claus, of course.  You know, the one that we beaned with a snowball. OK, OK... a bunch of snowballs.

In a piece on Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin coming to down to drop the puck for a Flyers game tomorrow night -- Politico calls it "Barracuda in a Shark Tank:  Palin in Philly" -- this quote from Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis stands out.  "I am surprised that the candidate would go on the ice in Philly – Philly fans threw snowballs at Santa Claus and booed Beyonce because she was wearing a Michael Jordan dress; this is dangerous territory."

The story includes a round-up of what Philly bloggers are saying about Palin's trip here.  Of course, it doesn't tell you the story of why Santa had it coming on that snowy day in 1968 at Franklin Field.  For that, PhillyClout recommends the Great Philadelphia Fan Book.