Time is a cruel mistress. It takes its toll on all of us. Pitchers lose their fastball. Fans' beer bellies get bigger.
All of those things were on display at Citizens Bank Park over the weekend when old Phillies fan favorites returned for Alumni Weekend.
Jim Thome gave one heck of a speech for his induction into the Phillies Wall of Fame. And the Wolf Pack made a triumphant return as Randy Wolf was in town to throw out a first pitch.
The tradition of individual player fan groups is believed to have started with Randy Wolf at the Vet and continues on today with groupls like Rupp's Puppies. There's nothing like the original though and those early Wolf Pack members dusted off their wolf masks to show their love one more time.
They even got the truly great honor of "dancing" with the Phillie Phanatic on the dugout.