Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Stanley Cup(kake)

Was it the largest home hockey crowd in Flyers history - or something else that spurred the team to 4-3 overtime win?

The Stanley Cup(kake)

I got a piece of the Flyers championship finals coverage pie today, shooting the unveiling of a Tastykake replica of the Stanley Cup at a mid-morning Comcast Center pep rally.

Baker Diana Anello (left) and owner Karen Boyd of Bredenbeck's Bakery in Chestnut Hill used over 1,000 pieces of cake, including Tastykake Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes, Butterscotch Krimpets, Chocolate Juniors, and Koffee Kake Juniors.

Was it the largest home crowd in Flyers history - or the inspiration of fine baked goods that spurred the team on to its 4-3 overtime win? "He shoots, he scores - for a case of Tastykakes!"

Tom Gralish Inquirer Staff Photographer
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Tom Gralish is a general assignment photographer at The Inquirer, concentrating on local news and self-generated feature photos.

He has been at the paper since 1983, photographing everything from revolution in the Philippines to George W. Bush’s road to the White House to homeless people living on the street right outside his newspaper's front door. For his photo essay on Philadelphia’s homeless, he was awarded both the Pulitzer Prize and the Robert F. Kennedy Award.

His weekly newspaper column, "Scene Through the Lens," takes a look at Philadelphia's urban landscape.

Gralish, along with Inquirer colleague and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Michael Vitez, spent a year visiting the Philadelphia Museum of Art to capture the stories and photos of "Rocky runners" who come from all over the world to climb the steps - just as Sylvester Stallone did in the Academy Award winning film, Rocky. Their book, Rocky Stories: Tales of Love, Hope and Happiness at America’s Most Famous Steps, was published in November 2006.

Reach Tom at tgralish@phillynews.com.

Tom Gralish Inquirer Staff Photographer
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