PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Al Norfleet will be among thousands of Philadelphia Phillies fans who fill the stands for NLDS Game 3 at Citizens Bank Park on Friday.
But he’s no ordinary fan.
Norfleet of Lumberton, New Jersey has spent the last 21 years driving the team.
The bus driver was even lucky enough to sing the national anthem at some games!
He retired two years ago but returned behind the wheel this week for love of the team.
Coming out of retirement, he drove the team on the first bus Thursday when they arrived back home at the stadium in South Philadelphia after weeks of being absent.
“I do it because I enjoy it. It’s fun. Like the World Series (2008), I’m here, a bus driver, but they treat me like family and I’m a part of everything. They even gave me a ring here. They make me feel at home,” said Norfleet.
He says they have already shaken off Wednesday night’s defeat.
“When they come back from a game, that game is back there in the dressing room. They put on their headphones, get on the bus, relax and get ready for the next one,” Norfleet said.
NLDS Game 3 between the Phillies and Atlanta Braves is scheduled for 4:37 p.m
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