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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.
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.
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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BUSINESS
August 6, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
Everyone wore red on Thursday: the Phillies fans and the Unite Here pickets, in their union's trademark red T-shirts, who were marching by the hundreds outside Citizens Bank Park. Just like the Phillies, defeated after the San Francisco Giants scored a tie-breaking 10th-inning run, the ballpark's African American workers are losing, as well, said the union that represents them. That's because they tend to work disproportionately in the lowest-paying jobs, the union said. "It's a huge racial disparity," said Dermot Delude-Dix, a researcher with Unite Here Local 274, the hospitality workers union now in contract talks with Aramark, the Philadelphia-based global catering company that employs them at the ballpark.
SPORTS
June 27, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
READING - The two top sluggers in all of minor-league baseball took the field this week for batting practice, and Rhys Hoskins made an observation to Dylan Cozens. "Man, I just feel like a better hitter here," Hoskins said to Cozens. "I don't know what it is. " Cozens and Hoskins - the heart of double-A Reading's potent lineup - each entered Friday with 19 home runs, tied for the minor-league lead. Their 38 combined home runs were the second-most by any two teammates in professional baseball, trailing only the 39 homers from Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story of the Colorado Rockies.
BUSINESS
April 9, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
It's spring, and though it's been a cold one, it's still the season when a young person's fancy might turn to thoughts of baseball. And, perhaps, to residential real estate. In another of its periodic looks at cities with major-league baseball teams, Trulia, the real estate search engine, again maintains that neighborhoods around ballparks have higher home values, although those values vary widely based on stadium location within the cities. Trulia's most recent glimpse into property values found that the areas within a mile of 18 of the 29 U.S. ballparks had higher median home values than the cities in which they are located overall.
SPORTS
October 23, 2015
THE INDEPENDENT league Camden Riversharks announced on their website on Wednesday that they were "ceasing operations immediately" after failing to come to an agreement with the Camden County Improvement Authority, a branch of the Camden County government that purchased Campbell's Field, the 15-year-old ballpark, in April for $3.5 million. "We would like to thank our partners and fans for supporting the club for 15 memorable seasons," read the statement on the team's website. "We did everything we could to keep affordable, family entertainment alive and well in Camden.
SPORTS
August 17, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Columnist
A century after it opened as a Ford assembly plant, 29 years after it was abandoned, the distinctive triangular building looms lonely at the seedy intersection of Broad and Lehigh, like the last vestige of a once-thriving forest. But while automobiles, military helmets, and men's suits were manufactured there during its 72-year working existence, the strikingly beautiful structure's lasting legacy may be as a backdrop to local sports history. Anyone who's ever seen photos of Baker Bowl, the Phillies stadium that stood just across Lehigh Avenue, has seen the factory.
SPORTS
August 1, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Updated at 12:00 p.m. Friday:   The trade is now official . The corner locker stall long occupied by Cole Hamels remained untouched Thursday afternoon, a day after the Phillies agreed to trade their ace pitcher to the Texas Rangers for five prospects. Jake Diekman, the hard-throwing reliever also in the deal, arrived to Citizens Bank Park per usual and plopped down in the bullpen at the start of the game. Such is the awkwardness occasionally involved with the formalities attached to multiplayer trades.
SPORTS
July 28, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CHICAGO - The 101-year-old ballpark that sits on the corner of Clark and Addison was mostly empty, other than the people who call it their place of business - ushers, janitors, media and stadium security - when Cole Hamels walked off the field for the final time on Saturday afternoon. Making his way from the press-conference room to the visiting clubhouse at Wrigley Field, where the Phillies celebrated his no-hitter, the 13th in franchise history, Hamels held a memento. Someone from the Cubs gave him the official scorecard.
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.
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