Q: Which is God's favorite city?
A temple and the World Series all in fewer than 2 weeks?? The righteous truly are blessed! ;)
Somewhat tangentially, I do love how the entire city rallies behind its sports teams. Dan & I have discussed how we think it's great that Philly only has one of many rally-worthy things, such as a baseball/football/basketball/hockey team (though we wish it had more than one airport). This means that pretty much everyone in the city loves the team in question, with no division amongst the members.
That also means that the city goes absolutely nuts any time one of those teams wins. Take last night, for instance - I was told (since a) we had gone to bed after the 6th inning so we wouldn't be exhausted for seminary and b) I don't wake up for anything) by Dan that the noise after the game was unbelievable - yelling, crying, fireworks (sounding like they were right in our parking lot, in fact), and general exuberance, preventing him from falling back asleep for the duration of it.