Phillies' Opening Day

Posted: April 01, 2011

7 a.m.: Majestic Clubhouse Store opens

10:35: Gates open. Fans will receive a replica of the 2010 NL East champions pennant Opening Day Block Party, Citizens Bank Way.

Phillies batting practice

11:34: Astros batting practice

12:32 p.m.: Cardinal O'Hara High marching band will lead the Phillies into the ballpark via 10th Street entrance

12:39: "America the Beautiful" will be sung by the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Men's Chorale

12:42: Astros are introduced

12:46: Phillies are introduced

12:52: Moment of silence observed in memory for those who lost their lives from the earthquake and tsunami in Japan . . . and moment of silence for Phillies owners Whip and Jim Buck, who passed away in October and March, respectively

12:53: National anthem will be sung by the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Men's Chorale

12:56: The Leap Frogs, the U.S. Navy parachute team, will parachute onto the field, bringing the first ball

1:03: Ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Jim Gabel, president of Reebok North America representing Modell's Sporting Goods

1:09: Play ball!

7th inning: "God Bless America," performed by Lauren Hart

Note: The Phillies announced that all of the events are subject to change depending on today's weather

CATCH THE ACTION

Look for these features to mark Opening Day on philly.com:

* Season preview episode of our weekly Phillies show "That's Baseball"

* Chat with Daily News columnist Rich Hofmann from noon to 1

* Live chat during the Phillies' opener against the Astros

* Photo galleries from Opening Day

* Postgame video

* Complete mobile coverage with the philly.com baseball app for iPhone and Android

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