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April 15, 2015 | By Dan Meyers, For The Inquirer
ALLENTOWN - Matt Caton maneuvered around the wood skewer impaling a thick slice of maple-coated bacon. He took a bite. "Awesome," he said, chewing happily Sunday on the newest offering at the Lehigh Valley IronPigs' stadium. Caton knows that a health-focused organization tried to get the team, the Phillies' triple-A affiliate, to ban bacon last year. He didn't know that the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is back again this season. "Stop complaining and enjoy it with a baseball game," Caton said as the IronPigs battled the Pawtucket Red Sox. That's easy to do in a bacon-infused ballpark that features a mascot named Chris P. Bacon, and sells chocolate-covered bacon and bacon-scented T-shirts.
NEWS
April 14, 2000 | by Dave Davies, Daily News Staff Writer Staff writer Erin Einhorn contributed to this report
The day after the old Schmidt's brewery site at 2nd Street and Girard Avenue was rejected as a stadium site by a mayoral transition subcommittee, City Council President Anna Verna said the location ought to be considered. "I think it should be looked at," Verna said in response to reporters' questions yesterday. "Listening to people from that community, they're literally begging for it. " There's just one problem. They're not all begging for it. Terry Youngblood, director of the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association, said yesterday she had placed a call to Verna to set the record straight.
NEWS
May 3, 2000 | By Elmer Smith
Circle this date. It's the day when Mayor Street teaches us the difference between being accessible and being accountable. This is the day when he steps in it, the day when consensus-building gives way to edict-issuing. Today, the buck comes to a screeching halt. Because this is the day when the mayor officially ends his Center City trolley tour, thanks everyone involved in this important stadium decision, then politely disregards what most of them wanted. Mostly, they wanted him to take his stadium and put it elsewhere.
SPORTS
April 12, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
The Texas Rangers unveiled their new home, The Ballpark in Arlington, to rave reviews. But they'll have to wait for their first victory. Texas's new $189 million home mixes a blend of old-fashioned design and modern luxuries, and two of the stadium's most distinct aspects - a short rightfield and tight foul lines - came into play immediately as the Milwaukee Brewers posted a 4-3 victory yesterday. "Coming in here is just an exhilarating feeling," Texas closer Tom Henke said.
NEWS
July 3, 1987 | BY MIKE ROYKO
It's surprising that Jesse Jackson has become so easily satisfied. Months ago, Jackson was outraged that major-league baseball had so few blacks in top management positions. And he warned that if things didn't improve soon, there would be a boycott of baseball games on July 4, traditionally one of the biggest attendance days of the season. Now, with July 4 almost here, Jackson says he isn't going to hold a boycott after all. "There will not be a boycott on July 4," he said, "because the process is well under way. " Say, what?
SPORTS
April 7, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Richie Sexson felt as if he had just won a championship after his tiebreaking home run made the Milwaukee Brewers winners in their Miller Park debut. "It's something I'll carry with me forever. It's going to be one of the high points of my career," said Sexson, whose solo shot in the eighth inning gave Milwaukee a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds last night. Sexson's home run off Dennys Reyes (0-2) traveled 435 feet and sent Bernie Brewer twisting down his swank toboggan-like yellow slide that replaced his outmoded one that was torn down with the rest of County Stadium.
NEWS
February 27, 2001
Mark Alan Hughes' Op-ed column (Feb. 16) was well-balanced, and thus incongruous with the biggest public-private project in Philadelphia's history. For years, Philadelphia allegedly debated the site of our biggest public-private investment in city history - the new Phillies ballpark. Last spring, the mayor publicly alleged he was interested in "finding" a site like Baltimore's Camden Yards, while expressing a commitment to confronting urban blight. Civic advocates proposed the only site directly analogous - the old Schmidt's Brewery at 2nd Street and Girard Avenue in Northern Liberties, adjacent to our waterfront.
NEWS
July 31, 2009
I OPENED my door this morning to retrieve my Daily News, anxious to see the front-page story. I was sure it would be about the senseless beating death of David Sale at Citizens Bank Park. Instead, I saw a picture of one of the Sexy Singles for 2009. What happened to news on the front page? By the way, I bring the Daily News into work every day so other people can enjoy it. Two of my co-workers made the same comment about the front page. Sexy Single trumps murder? Elaina Corrato, Philadelphia
SPORTS
March 27, 1996 | by Edward Moran, Daily News Sports Writer
The San Francisco Giants are looking to privatization as the solution to building a stadium. A measure on yesterday's presidential primary ballot sought key zoning changes to help make way for construction of a privately funded ballpark in the city's China Basin neighborhood. While the vote is important in the Bay area, where voters repeatedly have rejected plans to build a stadium with tax money despite threats that the Giants would leave, it also could become a battle cry for opponents to publicly funded stadiums in cities across the country, including Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 15, 2011
  We were there: 4:52 p.m. (pre-game). Wait: None. Order: Crispy pickle chippers and a 10-ounce N.Y. strip steak platter. Cost: $25.98. Phindings: The Ol' Phoodmonger was in the mood for something more substantial than concession-stand fare, so it was off to the CBP outpost of the popular local pub chain. We arrived ridiculously early because we know the lines can get long in a ridiculously short time. Which is ridiculous, because what we found certainly wasn't worth any kind of wait.
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FOOD
July 10, 2015 | Craig LaBan, Inquirer Restaurant Critic
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat: Craig LaBan: I got a chance to catch up with Joe Beddia, the busy man at Pizza Beddia, which Bon Appétit named the best pizza in America. Much has changed for the tiny pizza shop in Fishtown. But much has not. The waits are even more insane. And it's not like Beddia is known as a speedy pie-tosser. Better get used to it, for now. Such an honor for an iconoclast like Beddia, even well-deserved, sounds like the definition of a mixed blessing: "It's always good to see good work appreciated, but it's been a little overwhelming.
NEWS
June 5, 2015 | BY PHILLIE PHOODIE (as told to Chuck Darrow), Daily News Staff Writer
LET'S FACE IT: Going to a Phillies game these days isn't quite as much phun as it used to be. OK, it's a bummer. But the Pharoah of Phillies Phood takes seriously the responsibility that comes with being the public taste buds of the Phillies Nation. Which is why I recently left Phood Phair, my palatial estate on the banks of Pennypack Creek, and spent some time at (a half-empty) Citizens Bank Park, taste-testing some of the new offerings for this season. While the Phools - er, the Phils - recently did a major hype job on the new offerings, El Phoodito wasn't impressed all that much.
SPORTS
April 27, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
John Weber saw something more than nearly 30,000 empty blue seats when he surveyed Citizens Bank Park during the Phillies' tedious, 9-1 loss to the Miami Marlins on Thursday afternoon. The man in charge of ballpark ticket sales also saw the past, and it jarred pleasant memories. "How amazing was it that we sold out 257 straight games and our fans came out on days like this one?" Weber said Friday during a telephone interview. "They supported us on so many days like that, and I give them all the credit in the world.
NEWS
April 15, 2015 | By Dan Meyers, For The Inquirer
ALLENTOWN - Matt Caton maneuvered around the wood skewer impaling a thick slice of maple-coated bacon. He took a bite. "Awesome," he said, chewing happily Sunday on the newest offering at the Lehigh Valley IronPigs' stadium. Caton knows that a health-focused organization tried to get the team, the Phillies' triple-A affiliate, to ban bacon last year. He didn't know that the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is back again this season. "Stop complaining and enjoy it with a baseball game," Caton said as the IronPigs battled the Pawtucket Red Sox. That's easy to do in a bacon-infused ballpark that features a mascot named Chris P. Bacon, and sells chocolate-covered bacon and bacon-scented T-shirts.
NEWS
April 8, 2015 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
Despite all the evidence to the contrary, all the preseason prognostications promising a long season of fairly painful baseball, optimism abounded in South Philadelphia on Monday. Take Paula Waters, who threw her arms into the air upon entering Citizens Bank Park minutes before Cole Hamels' first pitch against the Boston Red Sox. "We're finally here," Waters shouted in delight after she got through the slog of a security line - metal detectors are new this year - and through the gates for opening day. The thing is: No matter how bad the Phillies are - or are expected to be - 45,549 fans still flocked to the ballpark to christen the season with a sense of exhilaration.
SPORTS
August 8, 2014 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
By the time Grady Sizemore crossed the plate early Wednesday morning to mercifully end the Phillies' 2-1 win over the Astros in 15 innings, the effort of the man who started the game more than five hours before was all but forgotten. But Ryne Sandberg did not want Kyle Kendrick's strong work to go unnoticed. Kendrick pitched through seven innings for the first time in more than a month. He allowed one run, his best outing in 10 starts. Kendrick threw first-pitch strikes to 18 of 25 batters.
TRAVEL
July 7, 2014 | By Bob Ecker, For The Inquirer
MILWAUKEE - It was the best of times, it was the wurst of times. One minute I'm high-fiving cheering people in the stands, and the next thing I know, I'm a bum. Ah, the life of an athlete - or at least one wearing a giant foam costume for a day. Klement's, the well-known Milwaukee sausage maker, sponsors the nightly "Sausage Races" at Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers, always in the middle of the sixth inning. This night, I was in it. With one out in the sixth, I donned "Frank," the Hot Dog outfit.
SPORTS
June 26, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
A crinkled 1989 Topps No. 570 is the lone item tacked to Tony Gwynn Jr.'s locker at Citizens Bank Park. A ballpark employee in right field handed Gwynn the baseball card about a month ago, and there is his young father, frozen in time with a Jheri curl as the game's best hitter, to watch over his only son. Gwynn returned to work Tuesday night after a week of mourning the death of his Hall of Fame father. He pinch-hit in the eighth inning of a 7-4 Phillies win over Miami. The Philadelphia fans greeted the 31-year-old outfielder with a standing ovation.
SPORTS
May 21, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
WHEN THE GATES to Citizens Bank Park opened yesterday at 4:30 p.m., fans began to flood the stadium as they would for a normal Phillies game. But instead of finding their seat and catching the end of batting practice, they lined up to meet the players who take that very field. The Phillies held their annual Phestival at the ballpark, where about 7,000 fans got the chance to help raise money in the fight against Lou Gehrig's disease. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Yankees great giving his famous speech after being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and the 30th year of the Phillies' partnership with the ALS Association.
SPORTS
April 9, 2014
Traffic information can be found at www.511pa.com , www.511nj.org or by calling 511 before or after the game. Mass transit: www.septa.org.ncq Tickets: Standing-room-only tickets go on sale at noon at the first-base ticket windows. Citizens Bank Way party, beginning at 1 p.m. and free for fans, includes a live performance by Go Go Gadjet. Phillies batting practice begins at 1:13 p.m. Gates open at 1:35 p.m. All fans will receive a Citizens Bank Park commemorative banner.
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